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Hey, What’s the Big Idea?

via The Austin Chronicle, July 11, 2014

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Everyone loves a small business success story and lately the Austin food scene has had its share of them. Austin’s Tiny Pies is the latest installment in an entrepreneurial arc that strikes all the right heartstrings. It is the story of single mother Amanda Bates, who put her homemaking skills to work with a handheld pie idea suggested by her grade-school son. She teamed up with her retirement-age mother, Kit Seay, and began selling single-serving pies at the Barton Creek Farmers Market. Soon they were…

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Austin Food & Wine Festival Shoutout!

Via Austin Food & Wine Website, March 28, 2014

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Happy Saturday! We’re kicking off our 2014 Artisan Spotlight Series with a look at Austin’s own +Tiny Pies

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An Insider’s Guide to Austin’s Hidden Gems

via Tribeza, November 2013

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Baker Spotlight: Kit Seay, Amanda Bates Spread Joy Through Tiny Pies

via Houston Press Blog, November 2013

“Who says a pie has to be large? Why can’t a pie be handheld or even bite-size? Mother and daughter duo Kit Seay and Amanda Bates decided to make a business around smaller, personal pies, hence the name, Tiny Pies. But the idea didn’t come from either of them…”

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Rebecca Minkoff and Sara Blakely Kick Off First ‘Katie’ Mother of Invention Contest

via The Katie Couric Show, July 2013

“Have you ever seen an infomercial for a new product or picked up a gadget and thought, “Why didn’t I think of that?” Some women have had a Eureka moment like that and were able to turn their dreams into a reality.”


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Austin’s Own on National TV

via Austin Chronicle, July 2013

“What could be more exciting for a small business owner than an invitation to pitch their product on national TV? Tiny Pies owners Kit Seay and Amanda Bates flew to New York earlier this week to shoot a segment where Mom entrepreneurs got the opportunity to pitch their products to…”

Click HERE for more on Amanda and Kit’s chat with Virginia B. Wood.

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The Five Best Pecan Pies in Town

via CultureMap Austin, May 2013

“Ask any good Texan about their state’s most cherished pie and they’ll most likely answer, “pee-can!” But now it’s official. Just last month, thanks to Rep. Marsha Farney (R-Georgetown), the Texas House of Representatives recognized pecan pie as the State Pie of Texas.”

Click HERE to see who came out on top.

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Mother-Daughter Business-Owners Share How to Balance Their Relationship and Company

via Entrepreneur Magazine, May 2013

“Relationships between mothers and daughters can be complicated. But some women have an extra facet of their relationship — their mom is their business partner. Jamie Kizer-Brown, founder of the National Association of Mothers & Daughters in Business says the emotional bond mothers and daughters have may be the glue that holds their company together, but if taken for granted, can spell business doom.

She’s examining these relationships for a self-published book Mothers & Daughters in Business.”

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Son’s Dinner Idea Leads to ‘Tiny’ Biz Success

via CNN, Morning Express with Robin Meade, March 2013

“You may want to pay close attention to what your kids are saying at the dinner table. It might inspire you to start a small business just like Tiny Pies, owned by Amanda Bates and her mother, Kit Seay.”

Click HERE to watch our full feature on CNN’s HLN Network and the Morning Express with Robin Meade.

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A Tiny Idea Grows Into A Deliciously Successful Business

via Marlo Thomas, The Huffington Post, November 2012

“It was a million-dollar moment that took Amanda Bates and her mother Kit Seay, out of their kitchens and into the business of baking pies. Tiny Pies. Pies that you can hold in your hand or eat right off a stick…” [More]

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I Spy Pie a Huge Success- People’s Choice Award Winner

via The Austin Chronicle, October 2012

“While the Biscuit Brothers rocked out in front of a packed crowd, Creative Action volunteers in big party hats served up little pie samples to hungry kiddos. Central Market Bakery, Central Market Cooking School, Madison Street Desserts, Tiny Pies, and Texas Pie Kitchen created two pies each for the competition and prizes were awarded for the judges’ favorite pie as well as the audience favorite…” [More]

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Pie in the Sky

via The Oprah Magazine, September 2012

“What do you get when you cross a lollipop with a pie? Homemade heaven on a stick…” [Continued on Page 94]

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A Jarring Culinary Trend

via Austin 360, The Austin American Statesman, August 2012

“You don’t have to be a canner to appreciate a well-made Mason jar. The weight of the cool glass in your hand. The way the slightly raised patterns that adorn the sides feel. The sound of the metal ring screwing just so tightly on the threads.

Ushered in by our renewed interest in canning and all things homemade, glass jars are back in a big way…” [more]

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Summer Sizzle: Tiny & Tasty

via Luxe Magazine, July 2012

“Small in size but packing a powerful flavor punch, the individual, hand-held treats at Austin’s Tiny Pies bake shop know exactly how to deliver where it counts– taste! Mother-daughter team Kit Seay and Amanda Wadsworth Bates have perfected their…” [Continued on Page 74]

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Pie, Three Ways

via Houston Brides, July 2012

‘As couples put a personal spin on the dessert table, pies have the spotlight. The mother-daughter team behind Austin’s all-natural Tiny Pies, Kit Seay and Amanda Wadsworth Bates, hasn’t had a lull since opening last year. “We’re seeing a big trend of pies replacing groom’s cake…”‘ [Continued on Page 34]

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Trend: Bite-Size Bliss

via Houston Magazine, Food & Restaurant Edition 2012

“Tiny Pies has landed in Houston. A mother-daughter due makes itty bitty pies, “pie pops” and pies served in…” [Continued on Page 77]

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Connoisseur Table Talk: Cute as Pie

via PRIME Living Magazine, July 2012

“Houston, you’ve been tiny pied!” That’s the mantra of Amanda Wadsworth Bates, co-owner of Austin-based Tiny Pies, who is now shipping to Houston…” [Continued on Page 44]

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Food Matters: Tiny Pies Find Big Market Locally, Online

via The Austin American Statesman and Austin 360

Just as the U.S. economy started to dive, Americans’ interest in food seemed to skyrocket, creating the perfect environment for small food businesses that fill a culinary niche. Strolling the dozen or so farmers markets in the area or the aisles of neighborhood markets, you’ll find locally made food products to keep you going… [more]

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Burnet Road Farmers Market Reopens with New Management: Market Director Aims to Bring Back Community Involvement

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6701 Burnet Road Farmer’s Market
Thursdays 4–8 p.m. & Saturdays 9 a.m.–1 p.m.

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Farm to Plate Member Participant Products Showcased on Good Day Austin

SFC: Texas’ Greatest Hits: MyFoxAUSTIN.com

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Better Bites of Austin is a trade association for makers of local, all-natural food and beverage. The mission of Better Bites of Austin is to develop opportunities for Better Bites Members and promote all natural food and beverages. Click here to find out more about their members and fun food events: http://www.betterbitesofaustin.com