Shirley Turner / Aaron’s Gifts, Inc.

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Hometown: Upper Marlboro, MD

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Shirley and Aaron Turner have been selling Aaron’s Gift Pies at art festivals and farmers markets since 2013.

As a young man, Aaron tested many Sweet Potato Pie recipes until finally coming up with the perfect crowd-pleasing pie. During the end of year holidays, Aaron would always share his Sweet Potato Pies with the people around him. Eventually, his loved ones and co-workers began to anticipate his pies at Thanksgiving and Christmas.

When Aaron and Shirley decided to turn Aaron’s pies into a business, their eight children and spouses readily chipped in to help. Their business is built on a foundation of warm hospitality inherited from Aaron and Shirley’s parents.

At Sugarloaf, Shirley and Aaron sell 3, 6 and 9 inch pies in 14 fabulous flavors, including their signature Sweet Potato Pie. In addition to the original, they also have a Sweet Potato Coconut, Sweet Potato Crust and Sweet Potato Pecan.

Other flavors include French Apple, Blueberry, Chocolate Pecan, Key Lime, Lemon, Peach, Pumpkin and Strawberry.

Try a taste of these delicious homemade pies during Sugarloaf Crafts Festival and see why they’re called the “best ever tasted!”