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Friday
Mar162012

Who Gives a Shit: Will You Feed Your Babies "Farm to Baby" Food?

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Want to feel even MORE like a peasant when you take your baby to the park sans Bugaboo?

Because now you're going to have to explain to other Slope parents why your little Aldous is eating normal Gerber baby nosh from Key Food, and not shit straight from a farm. 

Yes, the farm to table foodie craze is now coming to a diaper near you. Farm to Baby, a new company based in Greenpoint, makes and delivers fresh baby food, sourced from local farms. Now, I like the idea of supporting local farmers, and small businesses. I am totally behind the concept of eating fresh foods that are unprocessed, so naturally, feeding your baby that stuff makes sense too.

BUT this seems excessive. 

I understand the reasoning behind it, but waiting around Fresh Direct-style for pureed turnips...meh. Also, in this Nona Brooklyn interview, they highlight that most of their purees only have one ingredient -- so why don't people just get a food processer and make their own (and yes, I know many of you do)?

All that aside, I have to say their packaging and branding is on point and the prices seems pretty decent, though this is coming from someone that has no idea what the market price of mashed peas is at the moment. Either way, I'm happy to see that local farmers are getting their backs scratched by their communities. I just hope the next generation of kids don't turn out to be a bunch of pretentious foodie assholes. 

So what do you say Park Slope parents? Would you order hand-delivered, farm-fresh baby food?

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