About Once Upon A Farm

About Once Upon A Farm

As a mother of two, Cassandra has always cared about nutrition for her daughters. When she had her first daughter, Divinaka, she attempted to make all of her food, while also running a business.

She found that being a mom, a chef, and an entrepreneur took precious time away from her family, so she wanted to go to the store and buy a high quality food, akin to what she was making at home.

At the time, all that existed was shelf stable baby food, which she knew fell into the “canned food” category. That’s when she put her knowledge of nutrition, childhood development and High Pressure Pascalization (HPP) together to give you Once Upon a Farm, the freshest baby food yet on the market.

Babies Deserve Real Food Too™

Babies Deserve Real Food Too™

It is our mission to create the highest quality food on the market for your little ones, with the smallest carbon footprint possible. We source local, organic, and non-GMO ingredients from farmers we know and trust, creating meaningful relationships while supporting our communities. We also build our company with the same transparency, authenticity, and integrity we use to craft our products.

A Lifetime of Healthy Eating Starts with the Very First Bite™

It is our vision to provide as many children as possible with the best tasting, most nutritious, and highest quality food possible utilizing sustainable method. You will never find added sugars, preservatives
or ingredients you can't pronounce in our food.
It's What's Inside that Matters™

It's What's Inside that Matters™

We interweave the following values through the bottom up of our company. We believe in constantly improving ourselves, our relationships, our products, and how we interact with the environment to give you an authentic, uplifting, and positive experience.

Core Values

  • • Integrity
    • Humility
    • Authenticity
    • Philanthropy
    • Transparency

  • • Empowered Employees
    • Continuous Improvement
    • Environmentally Conscious
    • Engage in the Communities We Serve
    • Informed & Conscious Decision Making

Our Advisors

Dr. Laura Jana <small>MD</small>

Dr. Laura Jana MD

Dr. Laura Jana, Pediatric Advisor to Once Upon a Farm, is a well-admired board-certified pediatrician, health communicator and the award-winning co-author of Heading Home with Your Newborn (2nd Ed, AAP 2010), Food Fights (2nd Ed, AAP, 2012) and three children’s books (See All Here). She passionately endorses the innovative baby food brand and is a strong believer that positive nutritional habits start from the first bite.
Dr. Randy Worobo

Dr. Randy Worobo

Dr. Randy Worobo is a Professor of Food Microbiology in the Department of Food Science at Cornell University. He received a B.S. in Food Science in 1990 and a Ph.D. in Food Microbiology in 1995 from the University of Alberta, Canada. From 1994 – 1997 Dr. Worobo conducted postdoctoral research at the Institute for Molecular Biology and Genetic Engineering at the University of Poitiers, France. He then joined Cornell in 1997. Dr. Worobo’s primary program area in the Department of Food Science is fruit, vegetable, and beverage microbiology. His expertise area includes food safety, Juice HACCP, non-thermal processing, fruit and beverage safety and spoilage, antimicrobials, peptides and proteins, and heat resistance molds and bacteria.
Dr. Jill Castle <small>MS. RD. LDN.</small>

Dr. Jill Castle MS. RD. LDN.

Jill Castle is a registered dietitian/nutritionist and a childhood nutrition expert. With over 25 years of experience with babies, toddlers, children, and teens, in a variety of settings from private practice and consulting to author and writer, and as a mother of 4, Jill is sought after as one of America’s childhood nutrition experts. Books: Fearless Feeding, Eat Like A Champion

Where Does The Produce Come From?

Every Ingredient Comes From Certified Organic Farms


Broetje Orchards — Prescott, WA


Las Palmalitas — Carpenteria, CA


Rancho Organico — 7 miles from Chaca La, Mexico


Stahlbush Island Farms — Corvallis, Oregon


Northwest Wild Foods — Burlington, Washington

Butternut Squash

Stahlbush Island Farms — Corvallis, Oregon


Grimmway Farms — Bakersfield, CA


Winterhaven Ranch — Huntington Beach, CA


Babe Farms — Santa Maria, CA


Sutherland Produce — El Cajon, San Diego, CA
Greene and Hemly — Sacramento, CA


Northwest Wild Foods — Burlington, Washington


Northwest Wild Foods — Burlington, Washington

Sweet Potato

Stahlbush Island Farms — Corvallis, Oregon

High Pressure Pascalization (HPP) or “Cold-Pressure,” refers to the process by which fresh food products, such as juice and baby food, are preserved as opposed to heat.

HPP is a method of preserving packaged food products using extremely high pressure. The process leads to the elimination of any potential harmful bacteria while maintaining a higher yield of vitamins, minerals and enzymes, and preserving a fresher taste than thermal pasteurization.

It is comparable to dropping our pouches to the deepest part of the ocean floor and multiplying that pressure by five! High Pressure Processing is recognized by the FDA for preserving freshness and increasing shelf life without preservatives.

Watch Video about HPP