Petaluma Pie Company features traditional dessert pies and savory hand pies, made with local mostly organic ingredients. Owner-operators Lina Hoshino and Angelo Sacerdote both come from the world of film making.
“Running a small business like ours is daunting,” Sacerdote says, “but filmmaking is worse. You’re always scrambling for grants, looking for funding. Despite the work, it’s easier to sell pies.”
And the pie business is going quite well for the couple.
“We bake our pies fresh every day,” Sacerdote says. “Each of our two ovens can bake up to twenty 9-inch pies at a time, or sixty mini-pies. We make hundreds of pies each week. I think people like us because we’re not mass-producing our pies,” he adds. “There are no canned peaches in our peach pie.”