Leslie's Humble Pie
Tell us about your business.Our pies are handmade with the finest ingredients available, all sourced from New York’s Hudson Valley, where I was raised. The belief that these ingredients should be allowed to speak for themselves is the driving force behind our creations, and we think you’ll taste the difference. Our commitment to using the highest quality, natural ingredients and bringing them to you at peak freshness is what sets us apart.
What makes your business stand out?My grandparents were fruit farmers in Columbia County, NY, and my grandmother Emily made a pie every single day for the family. She taught me not only the technique of pie-making, but also the guiding principles of the craft: respect the ingredients, work gently but with certainty, and take time to savor the result.
What's the best business advice you've received?Believe in yourself. If you don't have confidence in your own idea, you can't expect anyone else to.
Mark Your Calendar
NominationsJune 3–Aug. 29, 2014
Nominate yourself or other aspiring makers.
JudgingJune 23–Sept. 9, 2014
Judges will select finalists throughout this period.Meet the judges
Online VotingSept. 15–Oct. 13, 2014
Vote for your favorite American makers.See the finalists
Winners AnnouncedOct. 17, 2014
2014 Award Winners and Audience Choice Winner announced.See past Award Winners
American Made EventNov. 7–8, 2014
Join us for our annual event in New York City.Buy tickets now