The NY Times has discovered fresh and fresh-frozen organic baby food, and it turns out there are now East Coast-West Coast rivalries a-brewing that could dwarf the LA Bo-Baby/Ho-Baby tussle.
Brooklyn-based Happy Baby makes fresh-frozen quinoa [it's KIN-wah, I learned the embarassing way] and stuff that come in little ice cube tray-looking things; they sell through FreshDirect and Gourmet Garage.
Meanwhile,Evie's Organic Edibles are at Whole Foods and Fairway, but they'll also deliver fresh-frozen food all over Manhattan.
Plum Organics doesn't deliver in Manhattan, but that's probably because they're based in Massachusetts, and they're too busy getting in to Wegman's, Wild Oats, and Whole Foods, too.
The story really tries to forefront the exotic spices and ingredients and the whole "This is what babies eat in other countries!" angle, but when you read the actual menus--and when you see the tubs in the store freezer, too, frankly--it's really all just the same half dozen vegetables you could have your housekeeper puree for you anyway. So what's the big deal?
A New Tasting Menu In The Baby Section [nyt]
Interesting timing dept: The Wall St Journal had a taste test of various fresh organic baby foods just a couple of weeks ago. [via slashfood]