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Introducing Solid Foods

The transition to solid foods is an exciting time and marks one of the great developmental milestones for your infant. But it is also often a time...
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The Truth is in the Color: Cold-Pressed (HPP) Baby Food vs. Shelf-Stable Baby Food

The Truth is in the Color: Cold-Pressed (HPP) Baby Food vs. Shelf-Stable Baby Food

Have you ever made your baby’s food from scratch? It is certainly a labor of love and a great option for some families (but not so realistic for ot...
How to Travel with Once Upon a Farm

How to Travel with Once Upon a Farm

Summer is the season for travel and our pouches are ready for the adventure! Not only are our pouches portable (who wants to deal with cups, jars a...
Summer Produce: What’s in Season & How to Make the Most of it

Summer Produce: What’s in Season & How to Make the Most of it

Let’s start by declaring our love for local, farm fresh produce. We include it in all of our blends (80% of our ingredients come from local farms w...
Berry Yummy Dessert Squares

Berry Yummy Dessert Squares

Berry Yummy Dessert Squares Are you looking for a yummy dessert for the family? Try these decadent dessert squares. They are quick and easy to make...
How we Develop our Recipes for Optimal Nutrition

How we Develop our Recipes for Optimal Nutrition

Want the benefits of homemade meals for little ones without the stress, time or money spent planning, shopping, washing, chopping, blending, packin...
Mama Bear Blueberry Pancakes

Mama Bear Blueberry Pancakes

National Blueberry Day is July 8th. Blueberries deserve their own celebration because they are one of the healthiest fruits on the planet! Loaded ...
Strawberry Patch Energy Bites

Strawberry Patch Energy Bites

Strawberry Patch Energy Bites No Bake | Vegan | Gluten FreeWant an easy to make, healthy snack for your toddler? Try these festive, soft and tasty ...
How HPP is Changing the Baby Food Aisle

How HPP is Changing the Baby Food Aisle

Say sayonara to shelf-stable and hello to High Pressure Pascalization (HPP). We’re changing up the baby food aisle by bringing fresh food directly ...
The Benefits of Turmeric for Baby

The Benefits of Turmeric for Baby

 When I think turmeric, I think Golden Milk… My first sip of it was enlightening. The vibrant color and warm, comforting taste have made it an afte...
Don’t Trip When Planning Road Trip Snacks!!

Don’t Trip When Planning Road Trip Snacks!!

Don’t Trip When Planning Road Trip Snacks!! Guest Blog By: Married to Health @marriedtohealth Summer is a magical time when the weather is great, ...

Gluten-Free, Vegan Raspberry Almond Thumbprint Cookies

Ari brought these amazing homemade gluten-free, vegan cookies to the office today and they are uhmazing! They are full of great ingredients like a...
Why Self-Care is so Important for Every Mama (this mama included)

Why Self-Care is so Important for Every Mama (this mama included)

Do you ever feel like you are too busy to take care of yourself? Mothers often feel that they must sacrifice all their time and use all of their e...
5 Tips for turning our Daughters into Empowered Women, Who Love Their Bodies

5 Tips for turning our Daughters into Empowered Women, Who Love Their Bodies

As females growing up in Western Society today, there is no doubt that our daughters will be exposed to a consistent bombardment of subliminal mes...
5 Ways I Stay Sane as a Working Mom

5 Ways I Stay Sane as a Working Mom

Staying sane as a working mom is no easy task. Being a mom in general is one of the hardest, yet most rewarding things I have ever done. Adding wo...
5 Pointers for Proper Pouch Use by Jill Castle

5 Pointers for Proper Pouch Use by Jill Castle

Pouches have taken the world of baby food and feeding by storm. They’re convenient, sterile, and tout a variety of interesting flavors and food co...
Shelf-Stable Baby Food 101

Shelf-Stable Baby Food 101

I’ve always been into nutrition. When I had my first daughter about 5 1/2 years ago, I knew I wanted to feed her the very best food possible. I de...
8 Ways to Be an Eco-Friendly Parent

8 Ways to Be an Eco-Friendly Parent

We live in a world today that is far from natural. We spray our food with toxic chemicals, we add synthetic additives to skin care items, we heat ...
What Makes Our Fresh Baby Food Different from Shelf-Stable Baby Food?

What Makes Our Fresh Baby Food Different from Shelf-Stable Baby Food?

What makes our fresh baby food different from shelf-stable baby food? Shelf-Stable baby food is heated to extremely high temperatures (often 2 tim...
Chocolate Ever After Vegan Brownie Bites

Chocolate Ever After Vegan Brownie Bites

We’ve teamed up with Foodstirs to bring you a few delicious baking recipes this Spring! Today we are sharing the first one, Chocolate Ever After V...
How to Naturally Dye Easter Eggs

How to Naturally Dye Easter Eggs

Making naturally dyed Easter eggs is a fun process for kids of all ages. You can experiment with simple ingredients mixed with water and vinegar t...
Introducing Solid Foods

Introducing Solid Foods

The transition to solid foods is an exciting time and marks one of the great developmental milestones for your infant. But it is also often a time...
Beach and Pool Day Must-Haves

Beach and Pool Day Must-Haves

Who’s ready for some fun in the sun? Spring break, warmer weather and vacations are getting closer. We want to share two of our must-haves for bea...
10 Tips for Photographing Babies and Kids this Spring

10 Tips for Photographing Babies and Kids this Spring

Have you ever tried to take photos of your kids and it turned into a frustrating, tedious epic fail? You find the perfect location; get their hair...
Dye-Free Green Kale & Apple Cupcakes for St. Patrick’s Day

Dye-Free Green Kale & Apple Cupcakes for St. Patrick’s Day

St Patrick’s Day brings a wide assortment of green and rainbow treats. We know the colors are enticing for children but many of these holiday trea...
How to Help Baby Adjust to the “Spring Forward” Time Change

How to Help Baby Adjust to the “Spring Forward” Time Change

This Sunday, March 12th we “spring forward” an hour. Are you wondering how the “spring forward” time change will affect your baby’s routine? Here ...
Fancy Toast Recipes

Fancy Toast Recipes

Toast has taken on a new meaning in the last few years. It went from a humdrum breakfast side to the fancy, photo worthy star of the table. There ...
Applesauce Teething Biscuits

Applesauce Teething Biscuits

Applesauce Teething Biscuits are easy to make with wholesome ingredients! Some of the teething biscuits you can buy at the store contain corn syru...
Eat a Rainbow of Nutritious Foods

Eat a Rainbow of Nutritious Foods

Helping Children Enjoy the Experience of Eating the Rainbow By: Dr. Laura Jana, Pediatrician and Advisor to Once Upon A Farm I have long been conv...
Wholesome & Yummy Valentine’s Day Recipes

Wholesome & Yummy Valentine’s Day Recipes

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner! We’ve put together 3 simple recipes for you and your little sweethearts! Our healthy, wholesome ingredi...
Morning Sickness: Top 5 Natural Tips

Morning Sickness: Top 5 Natural Tips

For me, and I know I’m not alone here, the hardest part of pregnancy is dealing with morning sickness. I’ve had it during each of my pregnancies f...
Why Does HPP Baby Food Taste as Fresh as Homemade?

Why Does HPP Baby Food Taste as Fresh as Homemade?

Hello OFarm Fans! My name is Ari Raz and in case we haven’t met; I have the distinct honor of being the cofounder and CEO of this fine company.  I...
Get Your Baby to Sleep so You Can Sleep Too

Get Your Baby to Sleep so You Can Sleep Too

Let’s talk about sleep for a moment… Sweet sleep, that once glorious, uninterrupted resting time… Sleep was forever changed once I became a mother...
My Biggest Parenting Success

My Biggest Parenting Success

“I’m not a perfect parent. I’ll let you down and make mistakes. I’ll say one thing when I should have said another. But I love you…FIERCELY.” – un...
Baby Food isn’t Just for Babies Anymore: Giving Yourself a Healthy and Realistic Start to a New Year

Baby Food isn’t Just for Babies Anymore: Giving Yourself a Healthy and Realistic Start to a New Year

Happy New Year! The feeling of a brand new year is such a great feeling. It’s like starting a brand new book…12 chapters and 365 pages, all with ...
Oh My Healthy Gingerbread Cake with Once Upon a Farm

Oh My Healthy Gingerbread Cake with Once Upon a Farm

Sometimes when we think gingerbread, we are reminded of those hard, cardboard like cookies or pre-made, thick gingerbread house walls. Gingerbr...
Top 4 Holiday Travel Tips

Top 4 Holiday Travel Tips

The hustle, bustle and joy of the holiday season is here! Traveling with babies and small children is not a feat for the faint of heart. In order ...
Organic Breakfast Pumpkin Pie

Organic Breakfast Pumpkin Pie

OhMyMega™ Veggie Pumpkin Pie(So healthy you can give it to the kiddos for breakfast!) Pumpkin anything is all the rage this season, so Cassandra, ...
Early Healthy Eating by Dr. Laura Jana

Early Healthy Eating by Dr. Laura Jana

Early Healthy Eating There’s nothing like becoming a parent to cause an immediate shift of one’s attention to all of the requisite baby basics – a...
Starting Solids? 5 Things You Should Know about Your Baby’s Nutrition

Starting Solids? 5 Things You Should Know about Your Baby’s Nutrition

Starting Solids? 5 Things You Should Know about Your Baby’s Nutrition When my four children were babies, I followed the guidelines for starting so...