Mom Boss Feature: Baby + Tot Show Vendor Edition



Lil’ Orchard Baby Foods
My name is Kristi, I own and operate Lil’ Orchard Baby Foods, which launched in March of this year.

What inspired you to start Lil’ Orchard?
A year ago, I had to transition my daughter to solid foods and didn’t know where to begin.  I wanted to provide her with the best possible start so I did some research and started making all her food at home. I saw an opportunity to provide families with high quality, simple, affordable, and convenient food so that they can focus their time on what matters most. This is what inspired me to start this crazy adventure.

Can you tell us what makes Lil’ Orchard unique?
Lil’ Orchard duplicates the homemade baby food process; we use market fresh fruits and vegetables and wash, peel, steam, puree, strain and flash freeze in convenient 1 oz cubes.  So handy to have in the freezer for super quick baby and toddler meals!  Cubes can be thawed in the microwave in 30 seconds or overnight in the fridge.  Our purees can be eaten on their own or in combination with other foods, for example: add meat, pasta, quinoa or rice to any of our veggie purees, add broccoli when scrambling eggs, add some fruit to morning oatmeal (add a frozen cube to quickly cool for your lil’ one).

You’ll be at the Baby and Tot show, is this your first big show?
We will be making our first appearance at the BMO Baby and Tot show this fall and we’re so excited!! We will be giving out 1 ox samples of our purees and will be selling our feeding accessories, gift cards and frozen food, all at a discounted price! Come say Hi and enter to win the huge gift basket we will be putting together as well as a gift card to Crossroads Farmers Market!

Our food is available in the big freezer in Chongo’s Produce Market (in Crossroads Farmers Market, 1235 – 26 Ave SE) and we now DELIVER!! Everything is available online for delivery to your door, check out our website here.

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Baby Leaf Covers

What inspired you to start your Baby Leaf Covers?
Baby Leaf Covers was started out of necessity. As a mother of two, Diana was looking for a cover that wouldn’t fly off her car seat when walking outside in the Calgary wind.  She also wanted a nursing cover that would cover her all the way around so she didn’t have to think about which nursing top to wear when she was outside of the house. After her second child was born, she came up with a cover that could be used in many ways. Essentially it was a poncho with a zipper.

The design didn’t happen overnight though. The original design had snaps, then buttons, then 2 zippers on both sides. After many late nights, the idea eventually fine-tuned itself and is now becoming a mommy must have for moms all over Calgary. Parents are loving the double zipper feature and the versatility of Baby Leaf Covers.

What makes Baby Leaf Covers Unique?
Baby Leaf Covers supports the local economy by having their product and packaging made in Calgary. Baby Leaf Covers is aimed at simplifying motherhood. Choosing versatile products means owning less stuff and not having to worry about what  to pack in the diaper bag. Simply put, this means there is less to think about! There are 6 ways to use Baby Leaf Covers and the zipper is what makes the product so unique.

Baby Leaf Covers is 1 product that can be used in 6 different ways. Use it as a car seat cover, nursing cover, poncho, scarf, baby carrier cover and shopping cart/swing cover. Choose from various fabric and zipper options. The covers are made of super soft natural bamboo/cotton blend with a just enough stretch. All of the zippers are nylon coil, even the gold ones, making them safe for baby.

Just For Modern Mamas!
Use code MODERNMAMA for 15% off your online order or be one of the first 25 customers to visit us at the Calgary Baby and Tot Show and receive a special show price by mentioning ‘Modern Mama’.

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this post was sponsored by the Calgary Baby and Tot Show, all opinions are my own and information above was collected direct from the companies

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