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More Information About Pouches from Arizona Fry’s Locations

More Information About Pouches from Arizona Fry’s Locations

At Once Upon a Farm, we hold our products at a high standard so when we learned that a small number of pouches were mistakenly shipped on non-refri...
How to Survive Sibling Rivalries

How to Survive Sibling Rivalries

Ahhhh, bed. Mmmm, sleep. That thing you seldom get very much of as a parent, but when you do, it's magical. Just as you think you might finally ge...
Fresh 5 for Spring

Fresh 5 for Spring

Spring has sprung here in Sunny San Diego! I love walking outside and feeling the warmth of the sun, the smell of the beachy air and the sight of f...
An Open Letter to My Three Daughters

An Open Letter to My Three Daughters

Dear Daughters, First of all, I love you to the moon, beyond, and back again. I’ve never known such a strong love until I became a mother and I ha...
How to “Spring Forward” with Your Little One

How to “Spring Forward” with Your Little One

Get ready, Mamas! We know it's coming and we want to close our eyes (literally) and pretend that it's not, but on Sunday, March 11th it's time to ...
Tips to Tackle Flu Season

Tips to Tackle Flu Season

Last week, we covered sickness prevention and a few ways to stop it from spreading throughout your family. This week, we’re covering intervention (...
Keeping the Cooties Away this Flu Season

Keeping the Cooties Away this Flu Season

Being sick is never fun. Having kids that are sick takes the unpleasantness, discomfort and worry to a whole new level.  For the past 6.5 years of ...
Keeping the Kiddos Engaged & Entertained with Indoor Activities

Keeping the Kiddos Engaged & Entertained with Indoor Activities

How is it only February 8th? Was January 2018 the longest month in recorded history… or is it just me? I certainly can’t relate to being cooped up ...
6 Tips for Returning to Work After Maternity Leave

6 Tips for Returning to Work After Maternity Leave

You just had your baby. It’s one of the most precious and miraculous experiences of your entire life to have birthed new life into this world and y...
What's in Season this Winter

What's in Season this Winter

Fresh is best which is why we pick our produce at the peak of the season and cold-press it to perfection for your little ones. From Clementines to ...
Mommy & Me Fresh Start Giveaway

Mommy & Me Fresh Start Giveaway

Our resolution this year is to eat and feel better and to feed fresher! Healthy eating starts at the very first bite for our little ones. And for...
Mango Filled Cupcakes!

Mango Filled Cupcakes!

The twos aren't so terrible when you have these yummy cupcakes to celebrate! We're celebrating our second birthday this month and teaming up with F...
Healthy Holiday Trifle

Healthy Holiday Trifle

The holidays are chockfull of heavy, indulgent dishes that can leave us feeling a bit sluggish as we head toward the new year.  So, rather than fe...
Our Favorite Things Giveaway

Our Favorite Things Giveaway

We're feeling festive this holiday season and want to share some of our favorite things with YOU! Take a look at our faves below and enter for a ch...
10 Tips for Traveling with Your Tiny Ones

10 Tips for Traveling with Your Tiny Ones

The holidays are simultaneously the most wonderful time of the year and the most stressful time of the year. We know that traveling with tiny ones ...
Terra's Kitchen Giveaway!

Terra's Kitchen Giveaway!

We're so excited to partner with Terra's Kitchen for this Fresh Delivery Giveaway! Terra's Kitchen believes in sourcing clean, sustainable ingred...
Emotion Regulation & Why It's So Important for Little Ones

Emotion Regulation & Why It's So Important for Little Ones

“Children learn more from what you are than what you teach” – W.E.B. Du Bois It’s one of those days. My kiddos wake up on the wrong side of the cri...
Happy Healthy Halloween Treats without Tricky Ingredients

Happy Healthy Halloween Treats without Tricky Ingredients

Halloween is upon us! We love picking pumpkins, dressing our little ones in the cutest costumes and seeing the excited look on their faces as they ...
Halloween Chia Pudding Parfait

Halloween Chia Pudding Parfait

Move over candy corn! We have a healthy, layered treat with no added sugar just in time for Halloween. Our Halloween Chia Pudding Parfait is perfec...
How to Warm Up Once Upon a Farm Blends

How to Warm Up Once Upon a Farm Blends

As we enter the cooler fall and winter months (or if you have a picky eater on your hands), you may want to serve your baby’s food warm for some me...
Pumpkin Muffins with Applesauce

Pumpkin Muffins with Applesauce

We were feeling festive today, so we grabbed some Simple Mills Muffin Mix and whipped up a delicious batch of Pumpkin Muffins! This recipe calls fo...
OhMyMega Veggie!™ Pumpkin Tarts

OhMyMega Veggie!™ Pumpkin Tarts

Quality time with our little ones is so important and taking time to create memories while creating delicious dishes is one way to spend more time ...
6 Coffee Alternatives to Brighten Your Day

6 Coffee Alternatives to Brighten Your Day

We’re celebrating National Coffee Day a bit differently this year. We know that sometimes coffee is the fuel you need to keep up with your little...
What's in Season for Fall

What's in Season for Fall

We know fresh is best which is why we pick our produce at the peak of the season and cold-press it to perfection for your little ones. An apple a d...
Mommy + Me Pumpkin Pie Smoothie

Mommy + Me Pumpkin Pie Smoothie

It's fall on the farm! We've blended up an extra special mommy + me treat today using OhMyMega Veggie. OhMyMega Veggie is a delicious combination o...
10 Benefits of Cold-Pressed Baby Food

10 Benefits of Cold-Pressed Baby Food

What’s the difference between cold-pressed baby food and shelf-stable baby food? Well, just about everything. From our farm fresh ingredients to ou...
Meet Our New Team

Meet Our New Team

Hello to our amazing Once Upon a Farm family!  First of all, I want to thank you all for your wonderful support of our brand and for making the cho...
The Importance of Healthy Fats in Baby Food

The Importance of Healthy Fats in Baby Food

Here at Once Upon a Farm, we’re on a mission to improve childhood nutrition! Did you know that most baby food on the market is completely void of h...
Keeping our Planet Green with Eco-Friendly, Recyclable Packaging

Keeping our Planet Green with Eco-Friendly, Recyclable Packaging

Here at Once Upon a Farm, we’re committed to doing all we can to keep our planet green and making it a better place to live for our little ones (an...
Trail Mix Cookies

Trail Mix Cookies

Fall is approaching and the kids are back in school! This time of year is a busy one but also the perfect time for a lunch box treat or special aft...
Back to School Giveaway

Back to School Giveaway

Fill your fridge and pack your pantry with only the best for back to school! We've teamed up with Suja Juice, Cheeky Kids, JoJo's, Brekki and Birch...
Yogurt Bark Recipe

Yogurt Bark Recipe

Need an easy snack for the kids or an new idea for baby led weaning? Try this yummy yogurt bark. It's simple to make and you can even involve your ...
10 Back to School Lunch Pack Hacks

10 Back to School Lunch Pack Hacks

We know that back to school can be hectic and getting everyone out the door fully clothed and on time is a miracle in itself. Lunch can sometimes ...
My Experience Starting a Business as a Mom

My Experience Starting a Business as a Mom

Being a mom can certainly have its challenges (as well as its many benefits, of course!). Being a working mom can be difficult and demanding in a d...
Yummy Watermelon Pops

Yummy Watermelon Pops

The dog days of summer are here and the need for a cool treat is REAL! In celebration of National Watermelon Day, we hope you’ll enjoy these delici...
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, ...
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...