These are some of our favorite websites.
Black Wing Meats
If you’re on a rotational diet or looking for other types of organic game meat, you should try Black Wing meats. They carry organic ostrich, bison, buffalo, elk and quail meats to name a few. I tried the ostrich meat which was quite good. They sell direct to consumers, and their prices are slightly above wholesale. When I found them, I told them that I was on a rotational diet, and they knew immediately what I was talking about. It turns out they cater to those with special dietary needs. In addition, they carry a dog and cat non-allergy pet formula. The owner told me that once an allergic pet is on this formula for two weeks, the allergies disappear.
Buds For Baby
This is an Australian company with a nice line of skin care products for babies/kids. I was interested most in their sunscreen and first aid lotions. Both of these products contain few ingredients, all natural and all organic, of course. They’ve apparently seen good results when using their first aid lotion on kids with eczema. The only problem I’ve encountered is trying to order them. A company rep told me that the line was now available in California, but I wasn’t able to confirm this information on their website. I’ve sent off an email, we’ll see what their response is.
From Nature With Love
If you have an allergic child who doesn’t tolerate lotions well, and you’re not quite certain what they’re reacting to, this is the place for you. At From Nature With Love, you can actually purchase the individual ingredients that are used to make personal care products. I was able to pick up a small container of shea butter to try out on my daughter. So far, it doesn’t seem to be causing any reactions. They do sell direct to the consumer.
If you’re looking for candy that doesn’t contain dyes or other allergens, this is the place for you. The folks at Pure Fun use both brown rice syrup and cane sugar to sweeten their organic candies which come in all sorts of great flavors. My daughters loved the samples that I brought home for them. Checkout their website when you’ve got a moment. It’s beautiful, and my daughters loved the sing-a-long songs in the activities section.
This is a new Chicago-based company with a great cracker made from various grains. They’ve actually got three different types to choose from. While two out of three varieties come with nuts, they’ve got separate trays they can use to make nut-free ones. The crackers are organic, wheat-free, sugar-free, dairy free, and they taste good too.