Health-conscious mom starts local organic baby food business

‘Riley’s Kitchen is filling a (will need) …People are searching for extra full-foods items with basic components to feed their people,’ stated business enterprise operator/mom

Wellbeing-conscious mom Jennifer Giorgianni spent much of the lockdown looking the web for a pancake combine that would be appropriate for her baby to eat and remembered staying shocked that this did not exist.

“I thought, ‘Wow, somebody should actually do this,'” claimed Giorgianni, operator of Riley’s Kitchen, a enterprise built to aid mothers give healthier foodstuff for their babies.

The Riley’s Kitchen’s tale started off in early 2021 when Giorgianni struggled to feed her 11-thirty day period-previous daughter solid foodstuff. Soon after accomplishing ‘baby-led weaning’ for a couple of months, she began wanting at pre-packaged solutions to make cooking a little bit less difficult.

“I was looking for a pancake blend that was healthy and didn’t comprise any sugar so that I could give it to my daughter and save myself the problem of constantly building them from scratch.”

But then Giorgianni realized she couldn’t obtain what she required.

“Essentially, every thing created to make cooking a bit simpler consists of included sugars or salt, which are inappropriate for kids underneath 12 months.”

That’s when Georgianni commenced to make her possess combine in bulk so that it would be uncomplicated for her to make on busy mornings.

“I commenced to share my blend with good friends who quickly became devoted clients.”

A few months afterwards, Giorgianni’s concept took on a everyday living of its personal and now is accessible in neighborhood outlets in and all-around Barrie, together with Serenity Start Studio, Oh Beehive Eco Products, Blueberry Moon, Nicholyn Farms, Sobeys, as effectively as on line at

Riley’s Kitchen delivers pancake combine and muffin combine. Every single mix is made from organic and natural, plant-primarily based ingredients and is sugar-no cost and salt-totally free.

Giorgianni reported the in general testimonials are positive, and men and women appear pretty joyful to assistance a regional company.

“I am usually fired up when I get a concept from a new shopper saying how substantially they really like the product.”

Having labored as a cashier at Sobeys at the age of 14, Giorgianni feels like items have occur whole circle to now have a merchandise at marketplaces and at Sobeys in certain.

Giorgianni also labored at a farmers’ industry stand as a pupil, which is just one cause why she feels very strongly about the environmental influence of the meals we eat.

“I feel Riley’s Kitchen area is filling a hole in what is now out there. Individuals are wanting for extra full-meals products with very simple ingredients to feed their people.”

Looking again, Giorgianni suggests the suggestions from her more mature sister, also a mother, performed a major part in her decision to start out the business.

“I realized she would not hold back again and would be 100 per cent truthful, and she is also a little bit of a skeptic. When she gave me the environmentally friendly gentle and beloved the blend, I felt self-assured to go forward with it,” claimed Giorgianni.

Although increasing her daughter, now two years old, and her 9-month toddler, Giorgianni looks forward to the subsequent steps in her business enterprise.

“I am hoping to roll out a cookie combine that is all set for retail shops in the up coming calendar year. I am also hoping to expand into much more suppliers across Ontario.”