Two years ago, Denise Henderson found herself an unlikely
entrepreneur. The organic baby "superfoods" she had been whipping
up in her own kitchen for her son, who has dairy and soy allergies,
were suddenly hitting the shelves of north suburban grocery
And the self-described superfood "junkie" had so much she wanted
to tell parents about her product.
"So obviously, recording a CD was the next logical step," says
the River Forest mom with a laugh.
Henderson's husband, Jeff, a musician, had played some shows
with a 22-year-old singer-songwriter from Mt. Prospect named Lee
DeWyze. He made a phone call, booked some studio time, and popped
out a five-track CD.
Two years later, Square One Organic baby food is
being sold in Jewel-Osco stores, and DeWyze is one of eight
remaining finalists on "American Idol." DeWyze has wowed the judges
with his performances, and remains a front-runner as the
competition enters the home stretch.
And if his performance of "Vitamin A" (click below to listen) is
any indication, this midwestern rocket has superstar written all
The entire Square One Organics CD is available for purchase on
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