A marketing person with Martha Stewart Living magazine spent the 4th of July with her family in Door County and while here bought a cherry pie from Sweetie Pies of Fish Creek.
“She said the cherry pie was the best pie ever,” said Renny Lea, who owns the piemaking shop with her husband, Dave, and Cathy and Larry Mazurek.
A week-and-a-half ago, a nurse who is a regular customer of the business and a subscriber to Martha Stewart Living stopped into say Sweetie Pies is in a two-page spread in the September issue.
Since subscribers get the issue before it hits newsstands, Sweetie Pies owners had to wait a bit to buy a copy.
“I even had my cousin in Milwaukee looking,” Renny said.
But they finally got a copy and learned the shop is one of six businesses featured in a two-page spread sponsored by Toyota, featuring “creative entrepreneurs and artisans from coast-to-coast.” Along with Sweetie Pies at top center of the spread, there is a design & illustrator from San Francisco, a creative retreat in Boulder, Colo., a hand-blown glassmaker in Fort. Payne, Ala., a Raleigh, N.C., man who makes guitar art from license plates, and a syrup maker in Brooklyn, N.Y.
It’s all part of an American-made event that culminates with several events in October in which businesses that have been nominated will be named winners. For more information, visit marthastewart.com/americanmade. And look for more on Sweetie Pies in the Aug. 30 Peninsula Pulse.