Some ideas are downright genius—and that includes Fresh Baby Bites, your Totally Awesome pick for best mom-run business in the Bay Area. Fresh Baby Bites provides fresh, local, organic baby and toddler food right to your doorstep, making it easy for busy parents to feed their kids only the freshest, organic, locally grown foods available. Every container is crammed full of the right things to nourish your baby, each ingredient has been chosen for its nutrient-rich qualities, and their foods are designed to grow with you child. We’ll raise a spoon to that!
Fresh Baby Bites’ owner Kim Burns recently took the time to chat with us about what makes Fresh Baby Bites awesome, the inspiration behind her business, and more. Read on:
Red Tricycle: Congratulations! Your community recently voted you “Most Awesome” for the second year in a row! What do you think your customers value most about your business?
Kim Burns: We do for our customers little ones what they would love to do if they had the time! Producing local, fresh, unique and organic baby and toddler food takes a lot of time and energy. Most moms don’t have the time or if they do have some spare time they would rather spend it with their little ones than in the kitchen making baby food. Our customers also love the variety and broad range of flavors that we offer. We like to use a variety of fresh herbs, spices, unique grains as well as meats and poultry. Our menu changes with the seasons and is based upon what’s fresh at the local farms.
RT: What inspired you to start your business?
KB: When I had my daughter I was making all of her baby food—when I went back to the corporate world full-time I realized I didn’t have time to keep up with the baby food making. I really didn’t want to feed her baby food that had been sitting on a shelf longer than she had been alive! Why wasn’t someone making fresh baby food for me? If I was willing to pay someone to do this for me I thought other people might too—so Fresh Baby Bites was born.
RT: Any advice for new business owners just getting started?
KB: It is going to be a lot harder and take a lot longer than you think to get started and to grow the business. Be patient—and if you’re passionate about your business and work smart you will be successful. Just know it takes time and persistence.
RT: Can you give us one tip for balancing entrepreneurship with parenthood?
KB: Have a supportive spouse/partner! Also time management is crucial to balance it all
RT: What is your proudest moment as a business owner or parent?
KB: When my daughter tells people that “my mommy feeds lots of babies.” I love that! And knowing that we are helping many families feed their babies super healthy foods and giving them more time to spend together.
RT: Is there a special offer you’d like to include for Red Tricycle readers?
KB: Yes! 20% off your first order with promo code: red20