At Mama Jo Homestyle Pies in Amherst, bakers begin mixing, filling and baking at 5 a.m. every day. With 36 flavors of pies that come in three sizes — plus strudels, Buckeyes, cookies and a single style of cake (carrot) — Mama Jo’s keeps them busy as they craft an impressive array of sweets for lucky Lorain County residents.

Try a creamy, old-fashioned butterscotch or Buckeye pie piled high with whipped cream, or go for a fresh fruit pie with one of three crusts — double, crumb or lattice. Since its founding in 1993, everything has been made from scratch with high-quality ingredients. There are no extra fillers or preservatives. Can’t make it to their 14,000-square-foot bakery in Amherst? You can find their pies at Heinen’s throughout the Cleveland area.

Mama Jo Homestyle Pies

1969 Cooper Foster Park Road, Amherst, 440-960-7437,