My Favorite Companies

Every once in awhile you encounter companies and/or businesses that truly and utterly impress you.  These are my favorites, helping me keep my children healthy, safe, and happy.

New Hope Premium Fountain:  We do not keep soda in our house.  Beverage options is limited to water, milk, and juice (once a day).  However, if we go out to eat, we do occasionally let me daughter drink soda.  One of our favorite places to eat only carries soda from the New Hope Premium Fountain.  The more I learn about this company, the more I like them.  Soda is soda and it has a lot of sugar, but if I am going to let my children have a treat, then it is nice to know they are drinking something from a company that puts great effort in giving you something with all natural ingredients. And they do it in a way that is very environmentally friendly.  I wish all fast food places would switch over to New Hope Premium Fountain

The Honest Company:  This company was started by Jessica Alba.  I am not big into celebrity businesses.  In other words, a celebrity name on a business means little to me unless they have something that I truly like and this company has something I think is great!  My mother-in-law had told me about Honest before their product line had been launched but in my search for great, safe diapers for my daughter, I came across them again.  If you want non-toxic diapers and other household products such as bug spray, laundry detergent, spot cleaners, sunscreen, this is the company for you. This company is committed to putting only safe ingredients into their products.

Merkel Chiropractic:  I love Merkel because they have dramatically improved my family's health. Not only with aches and pains but also with my daughter's allergies and asthma.  They have helped us with issues that conventional medicine was unable to diagnose and treat.  Not all chiropractors are created equal as only 10% of chiropractors do what Dr. Merkel and Dr. Perry do.  However, their treatments can help patients with more than just back pain.  Asthma, allergies, headaches, colic, ear infections are just a few areas where they have had success.  They adjust the spine to its intended position so that your nervous system can function optimally.  That in turn, helps your body with its own self-healing mechanisms and why they had had success in so many areas.  If you have a chronic medical condition and have felt that conventional medicine is not doing the trick, you should give their office a call.  Even if you are not in the Northern Philly area, they can help find another chiropractor that does what they do. 

Organic Valley:  Organic Valley is a cooperative made up of several farms.  Ever wonder where your dairy products come from?  On the Organic Valley website you can "meet your farmer."  When you buy Organic Valley products you are not only buying organic, but you are also buying locally.  I have read a lot of things about different organic companies and sometimes I am a bit disappointed.  Some organic companies are most certainly better than others and Organic Valley seems to be the cream of the crop.

Honey Brook Organic Farm:  We belong to the Honey Brook Organic Farm CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) and have been thoroughly impressed.  This farm is dedicated to organic methods of farming and providing great produce to its members.  The quality of their produce is evident every week.  Their prices are more than reasonable and this has greatly reduced the amount we spend on organic produce. 

Chick-fil-A:  My child did not know what McDonald's was until this year and she is now five.  We do not eat fast food very often, but if we do, Chik-fil-A is the only place we go.  Their food does not quite meet my organic standards, but there is no fast-food place I know that does.  However, what I love about this fast food chain is that they are always so friendly.  They bring the food to my table which is such a treat when you are trying to handle a five-year-old and a five-month-old.  They come around and ask you if you need more condiments.  They have some of the friendliest staff and I have to say kudos to this company for hiring great employees.

Greenway Pest Control:  This company is the only organic pest control company in the Northern Philadelphia area.  The founder of Greenway Pest Control, Daniel Owusuh, found that organic pest control was a natural progression from his studies in organic agriculture.  I am not a big fan of little critters and especially not in my home and yet at the same time, I did not want chemicals sprayed all over my house where my kids and dogs play.  Greenway Pest Control has been a God-sent. They have great customer service and use non-toxic methods for keeping the bugs away.  After they are done spraying my house it smells great because they use rosemary and peppermint oils.  I live in an area that is very wooded and bugs are plentiful, and yet as non-toxic as their sprays are, they do the trick.  No bugs in my home.

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