Beth Howard, 1983
Pitchfork Pie Stand
Type of Business
Hospitality (lodging food and beverage)
Date of Operation
Memorial Day to Labor Day, weekends from 12 to 5
Description of Business or Organization
The Pitchfork Pie Stand is run from the famous American Gothic House in southeast Iowa. Open summer weekends, Beth Howard's homemade pies are available in large, small, and by the slice. The Pitchfork Pie Stand has been featured in Midwest Living, SW Airlines inflight magazine, Country Living, Readers Digest, Real Simple -- and in Evergreen's alumni magazine. Howard is the author of "Making Piece: A Memoir of Love, Loss and Pie" and writes the popular blog, The World Needs More Pie. Stop by and have some pie.
How did Evergreen prepare you for your professional life?
Evergreen encourages self-motivation, independent thinking, entrepreneurship and creativity. How else would I have come up with the crazy notion of selling pie out of my living room?!