• Toxin-free tykes

    Growing Green Baby store in Ashland offers natural options for moms
  • A need for baby-care essentials planted the seeds of Melissa and Jamie Syken's Ashland business.
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  • A need for baby-care essentials planted the seeds of Melissa and Jamie Syken's Ashland business.
    After a spring and summer in operation, their Growing Green Baby store is gaining ground with eco-conscious, sustainable, healthful, even locally made goods for the whole family.
    "Gosh, these are perfect," says Patrice Lowes, browsing through the selection of stainless-steel lunchboxes, heavy-duty glass containers and bisphenol A-free plasticware.
    "I don't want to use plastic bags and Saran wrap," explains the Ashland resident shopping for her 6-year-old son's school supplies.
    Also mother to a 6-year-old son, Karsten Peterson says she appreciates the store's stock of Waldorf-approved art and craft supplies that otherwise she would find only online.
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