BrambleBee’s aim is to provide fresh, high-quality baby food via an environmentally responsible subscription service.
Our food—always made fresh within one day of delivery—is produced, delivered, and, whenever possible, sourced locally. Further, our offerings are handmade in small batches with no added salt, sugar, or preservatives and contain none of the eight major allergens (dairy, eggs, tree nuts, peanuts, fish, shellfish, soy, and gluten). We use only ingredients that are USDA certified organic and GMO free.
Our mission is to nurture strong children through nutritious food grown in a healthy world while offering ease and affordability to families.
Three years ago, when my daughter was ready to start eating solids, I began searching for baby food for her and was immediately struck by the limited choices out there. I chose instead to make her food myself. I could select only the best ingredients and create a diverse menu of flavors and textures to try. This option was not an easy one to take on, especially for busy working parents. It requires time, commitment, and know-how. So, when my son started solids six months ago, I didn’t just make food for him, I also made it for other moms in my community.
My husband and I are longtime restaurant industry folks who both lost our jobs last year as the local restaurant industry collapsed due to the Covid-19 pandemic. In fact, just as Minnesota locked down, we were closing on our first home and I was five months pregnant with our second child. After his birth I found myself struggling with postpartum depression and anxiety in a new and highly uncertain world. After talking with my doctor, I began working in our kitchen again and I found my strength through my passion for food. I began reaching out to connect to my community through food as well, gifting homegrown produce to our neighbors and swapping recipes, batch bakes, and eventually baby food with friends.
I believe that food plays a fundamental role in our lives and families—a role that extends far beyond survival to encompass identity, values, culture, connection and joy. Growing up, I was fortunate to be included in every aspect of our meal preparation, from planting our garden to setting our table. I experienced firsthand the care and love that goes into making food for others. Today I am doing the same with my own children and I hope to share our love of adventurous eating with others.