Currently availableRice*: Certified organic black rice from northern Manitoba. Iron-rich for breastfed babies who have depleted the stores of iron they were born with. The best first food, appropriate from age 6 months on.
Pears: Organic Red Bartlett pears from Feast of Fields, St. Catharine's, Ontario. Deliciously sweet and full of flavour.
Oatmeal*: Biodynamic Rolled oats from the Loonsong Garden, Little Current, on beautiful Manitoulin Island, Ontario. Introduce a week after rice has been tolerated. Great for breakfast with fruit!
Apples, carrots, chard**: From the friendly vendors at the Coxwell Farmer's Market. (Not certified organic).
All items available in all three stages; 1) a thin, smooth puree for babies 6-8 months; 2) a thicker puree for babies 8-12 months; and 3) a chunkier version for 1 year and up.
*Starred items are as close as we can find, but fall outside the 100-mile radius from Toronto's Leslieville, Riverdale, and Beach neighbourhoods. We use them so we can provide you with a complete food introduction package.
**Double-starred items may not be organic, depending on what we could find at the farmer's market.