Jeanne Plumley and her friend Peggy Day made and sold handmade pies to the Columbia community for 10 years. When Peg fell ill and passed away, the bakery became overwhelmed in her absence. The bakery shut down quickly after Peg’s passing- a tough blow to Jeanne and Columbia.
10 years passed, and Jeanne couldn’t find something that brought her as much joy as running Peggy Jean’s Pies.
Rebecca saw how much her mom missed the hustle and bustle of a warm pie kitchen, and they both put their heads together about
how to reopen Peggy Jean’s Pies.
“I think I wanted to prove that women can open a business, if you really want to, without going the traditional methods of getting a man involved and a bank.”
The mother-daughter team made the bold move to create a kickstarter to make their pie dreams happen.
In under 30 days, the PJP team had made $10,246 and were well on their way to re-establishing their business as a cornerstone of the Columbia pie scene.
Now Peggy Jean’s operates on a larger scale than ever before. Three generations of women from the same pie-loving lineage craft homemade pies for loyal fans and newly found pie enthusiasts alike.
After a history of heartfelt women and a pie crust that’s taken years to perfect, Peggy Jean’s is proud to call Columbia home.