"Hey Jess, you like to bake, right?"
"On a scale from 1-10, how much do you like to bake?"
"How much do you like to bake pie?"
"Awesome! Want to start a pie company?"
"Yeah, I do!"
This is the conversation that started our little pie company 3 years ago! We know our way around a kitchen, both have Hospitality Management degrees and Culinary Arts degrees, plus, and have worked in the industry since we were 15! We wanted to start by selling pie in farmers markets using local produce. The more we thought about it, slices of pie just didn't seem eco-friendly. Additionally, navigating the crowds at markets can be difficult, with kids in tow, while balancing a slice of pie on a plate, just seemed...hard. Our solution was the "Pie Hole." A mini pie, baked in a muffin pan, and easy enough to slip in a bag and carry away or eat on the spot like a cupcake.
After a year of slingin' pie at the farmers markets, we decided to quit our jobs and start slingin' pie full time. That first summer we did farmer's markets, street fairs, weddings, festivals, you name it, we were in it. Then the summer started coming to an end (a real tragedy here in the great NW.) and we decided to purchase a vintage trailer, build it out, painted it aqua green, slapped our name on the side and opened our pie window in the middle of October. For the last year and a half we have called this little trailer home. She has been so sweet to us. Our business has grown over 300%. We have received glowing reviews, have been featured on the food network several times, and maintain a loyal customer base.
Our tiny cart has a hard time keeping up with the demand. We need a real kitchen with an office. A bakery/coffee shop has been a long time goal. There, along with pies, we will offer various muffins, scones, cookies, and of course, locally roasted coffee.
This is where you come in. We need to raise money for ovens and an espresso machine. Obviously, these aren't the only things that need to be purchased, but every little bit counts and is greatly appreciated!
Thank you for taking the time to consider us!
Ashley and Jessica
The music for our Kickstarter video is:
"The First Sunny Sky" by The Orchestral Movement of 1932 (feat. Fourstones)
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