Here is a brief interview with my cousin Amy in case any of you are wondering a little bit about the namesake of Amy's!
1) What is your first memory of Amy's Kitchen?
Honestly, my first memory of Amy's Kitchen is of eating the vegetable potpie, which was our first product. I remember sitting strapped into my little high chair in the kitchen and being sooo excited that I was going get to eat my favorite potpie that I started saying "mmmmmmmm" before I even had the food. I think I was two or three at that point.
2) What was it like seeing the products in a supermarket for the first time?
I don't remember what it was like to see my products in the store for the first time. That is one of those questions people ask that I wish I had a good answer for and I don't. Really, it just seemed like they had always been there and I took it for granted that they were there. However, I do remember the first time I realized that it wasn't normal to have your name on a bunch of boxes in the store. I was about 5 years old with my best friend at the time, and he said, "Is that you inside those boxes?" It was such a weird question that it made me realize that it was something special to have your own products.
3) How does being the owner/ daughter of owners of Amy's affect your daily life?
Well, I definitely eat Amy's products on a daily basis!! Also, I am constantly aware of all the things that are going on in the natural food industry, and what is going on at Amy's Kitchen, because there are constant family conversations about things like that. It has also made me more health conscious and environmentally conscious, which I try to reflect in what I do day to day.
4) How is Stanford? Are there Amy's products on campus?
5) What are your interests in school? Any ideas on what you want to major in?
I still have not narrowed down a major, but I am interested in, as they say at Stanford, "fuzzy" stuff, which means anything that is not hard math and science. I am still fulfilling my GER's and exploring my possible major options. I love my classes so far—I have had some amazing teachers. They don't have a business major or anything close, which I would definitely look into if they had it because of Amy's Kitchen.
6) What's your favorite Amy's product?