Do I absolutely have to go with the 1 meal/day or 2 meals/day plan with weekly delivery or can I order another size box for my baby or toddler?
You can order whatever you want, with a minimum of 15 pouches! Just select the create your own box option.
Do I have to subscribe to place an order?
Nope! You can try us out anytime without any commitment. Whether you choose to create your own meal box or go with our recommended plans, based on your baby’s stage - you can order without having to subscribe or create an account.
Does your baby food contain any preservatives?
No, but we do add organic, fresh-squeezed, lemon juice to some items to keep the food even fresher. We vacuum seal to reduce the oxygen in our packaging, so that our food can have a longer shelf-life in the refrigerator - giving you convenience, without compromising the quality of your baby’s food!
Do you add any additional salt or sugar to your baby food?
Our food is naturally flavorful and does not contain any additional salt or sugars. We want to provide real, whole, foods for your baby, so their taste buds are trained early on to crave foods without added salts and sugars.
Is your baby food organic?
We source all of our ingredients from certified organic farmers and vendors; even our fresh lemon juice and olive oil are organic! Our spice and herb blends are also made with organic ingredients and are all salt-free!
Why do you source local?
We source from local farmers for a variety of reasons. First and foremost, we like to have a close relationship with the people who provide our ingredients, so that we - and you - know exactly what goes into your baby’s meals. Sourcing local and with the seasons also provides your baby with the most nutrient-dense, flavorful food they can have!
Why did you choose this kind of packaging?
With Little Harvest, what you see is what you get, as we believe in being 100% transparent. Flashy packaging is not our thing because it distracts from what’s most important; what’s inside your baby’s food.
In addition, our pouches are not the traditional “off-the-shelves” pouches meant for sucking out of. To us, meal time is sacred and should be savored, not rushed. So, our food is intended to be eaten with a spoon or spork at the table to help your baby develop healthy eating habits, and allowing them explore and engage with the food - an important part of their development. At the same time, we know that sometimes maximum convenience is the priority for busy parents. When you are in a pinch, you can spoon-feed your baby right out of the pouch and your tot can easily eat our bites right out of the package under your supervision.
How long will the food last once opened?
You should feed your baby the food within three days of opening a pouch. Be sure to reseal the pouch and store in the refrigerator once opened. Spices and herbs will last 3 months if stored in a dark, dry, place and sealed properly.
Are there any allergens in your baby food?
Our purees and toddler bites don’t contain any of the top 7 common allergens including: soy, dairy, fish, eggs, tree-nuts, wheat or gluten. However, we make our food in a commercial kitchen which is not 100% allergen free. We do not cross contaminate and take food safety very seriously. All of our food is made with organic ingredients and is 100% plant-based.
How much food should my baby eat per day?
You should always follow your baby’s cues. If they are not interested in eating, do not force-feed them. The Get Started Page & Market lists the recommended serving size at each meal, based on your baby’s age/stage and each meal box was planned based on these amounts. You can also check out our nutrition tips to learn more. Members, you have access to our Pediatric Nutritionist.
Do you ship outside of Illinois?
Currently we just ship to most of Illinois. We hope to expand to other areas in the future, so stay tuned!
Do I have to become a member to try the food?
Nope! You can try us out once without any type of commitment or account creation.
How is your food shipped?
We ship our food fresh in a biodegradable, refrigerated, cooler box using a local delivery provider. They drop your baby’s food right at your doorstep between 8am and 8pm, within 24 hours of it being made and packaged.
How should I store the food?
Our food should be stored in the refrigerator at 32-41 degrees Fahrenheit. You can also store the purees and most bites in the freezer for up to 1 month in a large freezer-safe Ziploc bag. To defrost, just run under cold water or let thaw in the refrigerator. Do not microwave, run under hot water or boil our pouches.
Is your packaging recyclable?
- Our shipping boxes can be recycled with paper;
- The liners are biodegradable and made from plant-based materials;
- Our pouch packaging is not recyclable, but can be washed and reused at home;
- Our Eco-friendly gel packs can be drained and recycled or reused for keeping Little Harvest food cool while on the go!
- The liquid in the packs is water soluble and non-toxic.
Why don’t you use recyclable pouches?
Unfortunately there is not a pouch option that suits our food safety standards and concept that is recyclable. However, we are always exploring more eco-friendly options. Our packaging is BPA and Phthalate free, FDA approved clear poly nylon zipper packaging.
Is the packaging BPA free?
Do you offer nutrition facts for your food?
Yes, just click on the menu item and you will see a pop up with the nutrition facts for each ingredient.
What is the weekly cutoff time to modify an order?
You have until Friday at midnight to make any amendments to your order for deliveries arriving the following Thursday.
What do you recommend if I just want to supplement with Little Harvest?
We recommend signing up for our entry-level subscription or creating your own box. The minimum is just 15 pouches, which is $52.50 and shipping is included!
Can you ship to a different address than my billing address?
Absolutely! As long as it’s within range of our current shipping radius. Click here to ensure we ship to your desired area.
Can I send Little Harvest as a gift?
Little Harvest is great to send to a friend or family member and also for trips out of town! Click here to ensure we ship to your desired area.
Do you offer gift cards?
Yes we do. Please email us to order one. We will offer them in the Little Harvest Market soon.
Can you still deliver if I am not home?
Yes! The food will stay fresh (we planned it that way with buffer time!). If you have special delivery instructions ie) Back Door or Leave with Doorman please include that in our “special delivery instructions” section on the order page.
What type of payment do you accept?
We accept every major credit card and our site is safe and secure! You can tell by seeing the https (the “s” means it’s secure 😊).
Why are you guys so awesome?
Well shucks. We were born that way, baby! We’d appreciate it if you told your friends about us!