Scott and Leslie Blair - The Southern Pie Company

At the June 23, 2016 Chester Rotary meeting, Scott and Leslie Blair took center stage and presented their sweet story of success to Rotarians and guests. After meeting and working at Crow Hill Bakery, Scott and Leslie branched out to start their own business of making southern-style pies from their home. Based on their prior experiences, Scott does the marketing and Leslie does the baking. Local restaurants and farmers markets were their first venues to sell their pies and as the business grew they realized that they had to find a commercial oven to bake the pies. Rick Paterno, the owner of The Free Range, let them use his kitchen when his restaurant was not open. Southern Pie received its breakthrough moment when Coleman Brook put in an order for seventy-five pies. Keeping their main goal in mind to open a storefront business and after a few delays, Leslie and Scott are now serving pies and other treats at 287 Main Street in Chester, VT. Stop in for a slice or better yet, take home a pie for the family.