Chester, who worked full-tilt to handle the Valentine’s Day rush, participates every other Saturday in the Somerville Winter Farmers Market, held in the Armory on Highland Avenue. She brings cakes, takes orders, and delivers previous orders.
Her growing success has brought its own challenges, but with it, more dreams for the future, she said. “I’m looking to hire a baker. I want to do more farmers markets and possibly a food truck, and do some pop-up shops.”
The Pazyras, who don’t sell Chester’s cheesecakes, are proud of her success, they said, but not surprised. “Sara-Beth is good. Her work is quality,” Steve said. “Other places can’t compete, because of the quality ingredients that go into it, the love, and hard labor. She’s very particular.”
“I’m ecstatic,” Chester said. “This has made me so happy. I don’t even get tired. I love every minute.”
Kathy Shiels Tully can be reached at kathyshielstully@ gmail.com.