Recently launched in the US Market in 2011, Baby Gourmet has been feeding tiny little tummies healthy, delicious meals since 2006! Recently, “Mom” not only had the pleasure of taste-testing founder Jennifer Brou’s creations with her own little one, but was able to ask her a few behind the scenes questions for Tiny Green Mom readers!
An Interview with Jennifer Broe, Founder of Baby Gourmet
Tell us about your eco-inspired company!
All of our products start out in my kitchen — not in a lab or a factory. Depending on the run, so far 13 of the 20 ingredients used in more than a million pouches were sourced in the USA from American growers and suppliers. And once the food has been manufactured, we taste every batch. If we don’t absolutely love it, we start from scratch. Our factories are tested after each run on a microscopic level for remaining allergens. It is a nut and egg free- factory, and dairy is only found in the apple crisp flavor.
How do you choose to go green in your own life?
I cook fresh food from farmer’s markets instead of buying pre-packed or processed meals. I like that it not only saves on waste, but also helps support local industry.
Guilty green pleasure?
My Vitamix is my new obsession! Instead of buying juices and soups at the grocery store I make my own. I even make my own flours from healthy grains! This also ties in to my theme of buying local and cooking for my whole family. I run a business promoting organic, homemade baby food and I live my life the same way.
Can you offer any encouraging words for those with a small sustainable business?
Anything is possible, as long as you do your homework! Research and laying out a solid plan is the cornerstone to running a successful business. Taking chances can be a gamble, as long as you are prepared to handle any outcome then roll the dice.