I heard about Farm to Baby through my twitter feed – the Internet is a wonderful thing! I read a ReTweet saying that they were going to be at the Greenpoint / McCarren Park Greenmarket last weekend. I was excited, being a fit and health conscious Mum I knew I had to go and check out their vibe.
Farm to Baby provides home cooked baby food that can be delivered to your door or can be picked up at a set location – think a CSA for babies. It is a marvelous concept, and giving credit where credit is due, local residents Lauren and Marshall are getting out there and making a difference!
Marshall explained to me -“Fresh fruits and vegetables boast a dazzling spectrum of micronutrients, while jarred-foods cooked at high heats for extended periods of time lose precious vitamins and minerals (and take a major hit in the flavor department). So we’ve made it incredible easy to introduce babies to a broad array of fruits and veggies that boast the very best nutritional profile because they are harvested in season, carefully prepared and delivered fresh to your family”.
At the moment, vegan options are available – whole fruits and veggies with no additives. I tried the White Beets which were delicious, and my Little One tried the Purple Carrots which he gobbled down. Plant based diets are the way to go! But, in all fairness to the meat eaters out there – sometime soon Farm to Baby is planning on incorporating humanely risen animals from farmers they know and trust.
There are 2 size options available a full and a half-share. A full-share is four 10 ounce jars which are delivered/picked up twice a week, and a half-share is four 10 ounce jars delivered/picked up once a week. The cost for delivery is $99 weekly for a full-share, and $55 for a half-share. Pick up is slightly cheaper at $89 weekly for a full-share and $49 weekly for a half-share.
Farm to Baby is launching on March the 2nd in the Greenpoint/Williamsburg area, with plans to extend into other boroughs soon. To help with the launch “Willy B Mum” is running a contest where one lucky reader will win a weeks supply of baby food happily delivered to your door (must be in the Williamsburg/Greenpoint area or able to pick it up). AMAZING!
To enter tweet to us HERE answering the following question – What is your favorite food combination for a baby?
If you can fit it into the 140 characters please include the hashtag #FoodForBabies and mention the handle @FarmToBaby.
You have until 5PM Thursday March the 3rd to enter, when we will choose the most creative entry. SPREAD THE WORD AND GET TWEETING EVERYBODY!