Gobbling green things early makes it likely we'll keep liking them. Especially when a boost of banana and juicy apple nudge leafy kale toward smooth and sweet. All that vitamin C aids absorption of iron from the veg, while a punch of protein and key amino acids crowd into tiny hemp seeds, keeping energy even and cells on the grow. Here, there, or anywhere you go.
Where Does The Produce Come From?
Great on the go!
Guaranteed fresh for up to 4 hours out of the fridge and all day with an ice pack!
A Recipe For a Strong Start
Rich healthy fats improve brain development give the little ones a nutritious start.
100% Recyclable packaging free of any BPA, phthalates and PVC.
Supporting Local Farms
Ingredients are sourced and prepared locally at our headquarters in San Diego, CA.
Why is Once Upon a Farm the best Choice for my Little Ones?
Shelf Stable baby food is heated to extremely high temperatures (often 2-3 times above 185 degrees), killing off vital nutrients, enzymes, and healthy bacteria that are critical for babies healthy growth and development. Oftentimes pre-processed purees are imported from overseas that have already been processed, pre-cooked, and de-fibered. Once the puree arrives in the facility, the manufacturer will mix the purees and cook the blend again inside plastic packaging. The result is basically a jam that has been condensed down into simple sugars. Research has shown these sugary baby foods are causing a sweet tooth later on. Further, shelf stable baby food often contains concentrates, preservatives, juices and/or fillers, resulting in a food that is even further away from its source.
At Once Upon a Farm, we do things differently. We use High-Pressure Pascalization (cold-pressure), which uses pressure instead of heat to kill off any potentially harmful ingredients. This process also allows us to maintain a higher vitamin and mineral content than any similar shelf stable baby food on the market. We do not use any pre-processed purees, juices, concentrates or fillers. We only use whole ingredients that have mainly been sourced from local farms here in the USA. No one can deny the look, taste, and smell of fresh versus processed food. Try mashing up a fresh mango vs. eating a shelf stable mango baby food and then compare that to a Once Upon a Farm mango baby food. The shelf stable mango and the fresh mango are completely different in color and texture and the shelf stable mango tastes a lot sweeter than the fresh mango. The Once Upon a Farm mango and the fresh mango look, taste, feel, and smell identical!
To read more about shelf stable baby food and the differences that we provide with HPP (cold-pressure) please visit our blog here: https://uponafarm.com/blogs/upon-a-blog/shelf-stable-baby-food-101
How does your subscription program work?
We have a flexible subscription program that allows you to receive homemade quality baby food on a schedule of your choosing! There are no commitments and you can cancel, pause or change your flavors at any time. By signing up for a subscription vs. buying our a-la carte 8 packs, you also get to save 17% off regular prices, get FREE shipping always, and receive monthly surprise and delights such as bibs, extra products, recipes, etc.
If you want to try us first before you commit to a subscription, you can sign up for our FREE Trial and choose 8 flavors of your choice (you just pay shipping).
You have 7 days after you receive your free trial to decide whether you want to continue with the subscription. If you love it after 7 days you do nothing and a week later you will receive your first subscription, which includes a 24 pack of our cold-pressured pouches (that includes flavors based on your selection from the free trial, which you may edit at any time.) The subscription will resume depending on the frequency you’ve chosen when you checked out (you have the option to receive shipments every 1, 2, 3, 4, or 5 weeks). If you are going to be out of town for any of the weeks your subscription is set to renew, you can easily go into your account and pause your subscription at any time and simply resume when you return.
If you decide the pouches aren’t for you, just go into the back end of your account and cancel anytime and you won’t be charged.
When will my order ship?
For questions regarding shipping and returns please visit our Shipping and Returns page here.
What does “organic” mean?
Organic food is produced without using pesticides, fertilizers, synthetic ingredients, bioengineering or ionizing radiation. Before a food can be truly “certified organic”, a government-approved certifier must inspect the farm where the food is grown to ensure the farmer is following all rules necessary to meet USDA organic standards.
Why is organic baby food so important?
Since babies are so much smaller than adults, they are much more vulnerable to toxins in their diet. Their livers are not developed as much; therefore, they will be unable to eliminate toxins as fast as an adult would. We do not currently know how these toxins affect the brain and physical development. However, there is substantial toxicologic evidence that repeated low-level exposure to organophosphate (OP) pesticides might affect neurodevelopment and growth in developing animals. It is also thought that these pesticides may be related to respiratory problems in developing children as well as reduced brain weight. Organic farming keeps these synthetic pesticides out of the food that our children eat. Organic farming also helps our environment by reducing toxic farming runoff and pollutants that contaminate our soil, air and water. Plus, organic food simply tastes better!
Where can I buy Once Upon a Farm baby food?
You can find Once Upon a Farm baby food in the refrigerated section (usually in the dairy section or in the baby food section in refrigerators) at natural food stores around the USA (find your local store here), or have it delivered on your own schedule by subscribing to regular shipments here. Free shipping on all subscriptions!
Are your baby blends Non-GMO?
By law, anything that is certified organic cannot contain genetically modified ingredients. However, to give further peace of mind around the ones we love most, we are Non-GMO Project Verified.
How long does your food last in the refrigerator once the pouch has been opened?
Your pouches will last for 3 days after opening. If unopened, it will be good until the “Enjoy by” date on the back of the pouch. You can always freeze your pouches all the way up to the expiration date for up to 6 months. Upon thawing, it must be consumed within 24 hours.
How do I heat up the pouches?
To warm up your food, place the pouch in a bowl of warm water for a few minutes. Always test the food to make sure it is temperature appropriate before feeding it to your baby. Our pouches are not microwavable. We do not recommend that you microwave your food as this may create new compounds that our bodies cannot recognize.
Can I reheat unused portions of my food?
Our food is best served at temperatures below 118 degrees. This ensures that vital enzymes and nutrients are kept intact, giving your baby the maximum amount of nutrition available in the food. However, you can always reheat it by placing it in a bowl of warm water for a few minutes. Always test the temperature before giving it to your baby. Do not reheat your baby food more than once and do not refreeze unused portions that have already been defrosted.
Can I take my pouches on the go?
Yes, absolutely! Our cold-pressed meals are easy to take on-the-go. They can be left out of the fridge for 4 hours. If traveling for longer than that, the pouches can be carried with an ice pack, or they can be frozen and then thawed thoroughly before eating. If frozen and put in lunches, they can also help keep other food cold. They also taste great as a slushy! To take through TSA, simply designate them as baby food and put them in a separate bin.
Can adults eat Once Upon a Farm fruit & veggie blends?
Yes! And we highly recommend it. Any unused portions (or full portions if you prefer) may be consumed by adults. You will be giving yourself superfoods that may increase your overall vitality. Enjoy straight out of the pouch, put fresh or frozen portions into smoothies, mix it into yogurt or oatmeal, or use it as a topper on ice cream! The possibilities are endless.
Is the packaging BPA free?
Yes! All packaging is BPA, Phthalate, and PVC free.
Can you recycle Once Upon a Farm packaging?
Our baby food packaging is 100% recyclable. Just snip off the spout and the cap and throw them in the recycling bin or visit our Pinterest page to discover fun activities and crafts you can do with our caps. The pouch can be recycled through our Back to the Farm recycling program. Please click here on how to recycle our pouches. Pouches take less energy to make and less energy to transport than rigid plastic containers or glass jars and can be recycled many more times than a plastic jar.
Should I spoon feed my baby or feed them directly from the pouch?
The great thing about a pouch is that it allows flexibility and convenience while also being eco-friendly. We recommend spoon feeding your little one in the early months. Just pour some into a bowl or directly onto a spoon. Once they get older and can self-feed, they can eat directly from the pouch.
How do I introduce solid food to my baby?
Always consult your baby’s pediatrician before introducing your baby to new foods, as they may have additional tips and information. Below are some helpful suggestions:
• Add breast milk or formula to the puree
• Warm the food by immersing squeeze packs in warm water for a few minutes. Just make sure to test the temperature before feeding it to your baby.
• Have your baby sit on your lap or buckle him or her in their highchair.
• Make feeding fun! Put a small amount of food on an infant spoon and hold it about 10 inches away from his/her mouth. Try making silly and exciting sounds as you approach your baby’s mouth with the spoon. If your baby refuses to open his or her mouth, do not force it. If your baby doesn’t like the spoon, try offering some food off your finger first.
• Go with your baby’s cues. Feed your baby as slow or fast as they like. They may only want a couple spoonfuls the first time around but the next time you may have a different experience.
• Stop feeding your baby when he or she turns their head away, closes their mouth tight, or starts to cry.
• Don’t give up if your baby doesn’t like the food the first time around. It may take several tries before your baby is ready to experiment. Adults can eat any unused portions!
How much food should my little one eat each day?
Always check with your baby’s pediatrician if you have any concerns about how much your baby is eating. For the most part babies should eat when they are hungry and stop when they are full. Some babies will eat more than others. Some days your baby will eat more and other days less. Trust your baby’s signals.
What should I do if my baby won’t eat the food?
If your baby has been used to shelf stable squeeze pouches, it can take some time to make the transition to a less sweet tasting, and more textured blend. Sugar can be addicting and raises serotonin and dopamine quickly in the brain so it can take some time to transition to a healthier, less sweet option.
Use the following tips to have them eating Farm Fresh Food from Once Upon a Farm in no time:
• Start by mixing in our food with some shelf stable pouches. Day 1 and 2: Mix ¼ our pouch with ¾ shelf stable. Day 3 & 4: Mix ½ our pouch with ½ shelf stable. Day 5 & 6: Mix ¾ our pouch with ¼ shelf stable Day 7: Completely switch out shelf stable pouches for Once Upon A Farm.
• Warm up a pouch for 3 minutes in a bowl of warm water. Some babies do not like the food cold. Always test the temperature before serving. You can warm a smaller portion of food by pouring the desired amount into a bowl, then placing that bowl into a slightly larger bowl of warm water.
• Try for multiple days and different times of day to give them each flavor. Just because they won’t eat it the first, second, or even third time, it doesn’t mean they won’t like it the 4th! We tend to give up easily if they won’t eat it right away, thinking they don’t like it.
• Make food fun. Make fun sounds when feeding. Pretend you are an airplane, laugh and use high tones. This can completely transform the eating experience!
• Try it as a yogurt or oatmeal topper or mix them in with smoothies
• If all else fails, these are amazingly healthy and yummy snacks for us adults too! We eat them all the time over here. It’s a great way to easily get fresh fruits andveggies, with some added superfoods.