Our food sources are private co-op Organic farms: Here are the two that we frequent.
Two the ones who you purchase from and send them a few other families as referrals. I can't tell you how many times I have gotten burned on this. It seems no one really cares. Most people eat organic because its a fad and trendy. We have to because it keeps our child alive.
We truly love Xenia and Dennis ( our farmers) at the Rainbow Ranch. We have felt that our daughters care has so much benefitted as well as our family. I spent many hours on the phone with Xenia in asking so many questions as a concerned mom.
I have also given my clients a lot of information on pure foods for Urban Foodies Health and Wellness.
Where we started with food: I breastfed Abigaile until she was almost 3. Because of all the digestive disorders, and malabsorption we really had a horrible time especially with the food allergies and sensitivities. It was and is a nightmare I am not going to lie. She even had an allergic reaction with seizures to Nutramingen , they give this formula to neo natal infants it is suppose to be allergy-free. That tells you where we started. I know we are leaps and bounds ahead of others but it doesn't change the fact that there is if we were to be away from home and not have food, and not be able to get home we would have a serious crisis. How many people do you know that takes food with them if it is over a 30 minute trip even if it is not around a meal time? I know maybe one other family and it is because of the severe food allergies as well. Thank God for nurse Hazel at Dr. Bernie Langs office at Arkansas Children's Hospital who suggested that we try Abigaile on Organic food. I wish that were all there was to it. It unfortunately is more than that. I continue to research to find answers or how, why and what do I do to fix it? She still has seizures with certain Organic foods as well. I have also learned, not everything is organic. The first thing we did was tried Organic but there were still certain items and it was a process to find out which ones she couldn't tolerate. This was the Elimination Diet. You eliminate through two phases: Here is more about the Elimination Diet.