Local Loving

Following on from my post about the Taste NI food festival.  I wanted to do a post to acknowledge a little local company that I had never heard of before Heavenly Tasty OrganicsThey produce 100% organic baby purees in brilliant little heart-shaped portions inside a resealable pouch.  You just remove what you need and put the rest back in the freezer.

The beauty for me about them being frozen is that they are totally pure, just 100% fruit or veg.  Because they are not sitting on the supermarket shelf, they don’t have to be full of preservatives.  I loved the whole concept of this product and definitely think they are filling a gap in the market.

Yes for me personally, making and freezing my purees, was all part of the fun of finally managing to become a mother.  However, there are people out there who either cannot or do not have the time to make batches of baby food.  I know that steaming and mashing fruit or vegetables may seem like a simple task for most of us, but there are some people who just can’t manage this.  One of my best friends – and I know she won’t mind me saying this, cannot cook at all and when I say at all, I do mean at all.  She could burn water!  Unfortunately her mum died when she was very young, so there wasn’t anyone to teach her how to cook.  Her grandmother did most of their cooking and in my friends words “You didn’t dare set foot in the dragons lair”!  So she relied heavily upon jars and the on shelf pouches when her baby got to weaning stage.  So Heavenly Tasty Organics would have been a brilliant product for her.

Heavenly Tasty Organics are free from pesticides, preservatives, additives/bulking agents, added salt or sugar, dairy/eggs, wheat/gluten or soy.  Shauna the company director is a mum herself, who had a dream of starting her own business.  She has put in a tremendous amount of hard work and effort to create what in my opinion is a fantastic product that should be more widely available.  If you are interested in reading more about Heavenly Tasty Organics you can visit their website here, there is also an online shop and information about new and up and coming products, or follow them on Twitter or FacebookI would love to see this little company really storm the baby food market and I wish them all the luck in the world, in becoming a household name.

I must point out that I am not affiliated to Heavenly Tasty Organics in any way, they are simply a company I stumbled upon at Taste NI.  I loved that they were local to me and I loved the product that they produce.

I’d like to do a further post in the future of all our local champions.  So if you know of a small business, supplier or producer that you love what they do, then drop me an email Admin@fabfortymum.co.ukI’ll then create a post that collates all our business likes together, remember to include any social media or websites that they may have.

The business doesn’t have to be food related, it can be anything that you love.  A garden shed maker, a toy maker, someone who makes ceramics etc.  It could be something that like me, you stumbled upon at a county fair.

I know that I have a few American readers and some from other parts of Europe too, this includes you too, in fact any reader from anywhere in the world can contribute.  The business doesn’t have to be in the UK and Ireland for the list post.  By local for the list, it will mean local to you.  Who knows we could make use of lots of them, if we were travelling.

So show your support for a local business, drop them into me and if we get a good response, I’ll create us a list.

My only stipulations would be that:    The business is appropriate for family use (nothing pornographic/racial/abusive please!)

I would prefer to keep it to small business, not the larger global brands.  The aim is to give a shout out to the little guy :)


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