Nutty for Non Dairy Milk | Malk Organics (Virtual Organic Week 2021)
There are so many dairy-free milk options on the market, few that are organic and even fewer that are without vegetable oils and fillers, gums and lots of added sugars. My favorite of them all is Malk Organics. I found them a few years ago and am so grateful to have worked with them over the years. This is such an incredible brand, and I’m honored to feature them in my Virtual Organic week. By the way, if you missed yesterday’s post about Otamot, click here.
Two years ago, around this time, I was in Washington D.C. with the Organic Trade Association (OTA) as one of their influencers to "hit the Hill" to lobby for the future of the Organic industry and, more specifically, the Farm Bill. Organic Week D.C. is an amazing week organized by the OTA. Organic businesses travel to D.C. to hit the Hill and meet with key members of Congress! When you support the ORGANIC industry, you are supporting organic brands and organic farmers that believe in the health and wellness of your family. Did you know that there are 700 chemicals that are prohibited in organic farming, yet 3000 chemicals are allowed in conventional farming as opposed to 67 that are allowed in organic. Organic producers, farmers and brands are committed to making healthy food safe and available to all Americans! (Here's a group photo from 2019 when we HIT THE HILL with the OTA!) Read more about that trip HERE.
In 2019, we were able to travel to Washington D.C. for an in person Organic Week, but last year things were moved to a virtual "Organic Week”, and I decided to do my own version in 2020 and host a Virtual Organic Week featuring amazing brands (Live More Organics Freak Flag Organics Four Sigmatic Pines Wheatgrass Artisana Organics Evolved Rebbl) that I love. Eating organic is important to our family and I even write about it in my book, Eat Real Food.
This year, I’m sharing some of my favorite USDA Organic brands and products with you each day on social media and here on www.KrystensKitchen.com, as well as sharing some Q + As with each brand. Follow along on Instagram, too! Please show these brands some love!
As you’ll see in some of this week’s posts, most of these incredible brands have a special story. They were created out of necessity but also with lots of heart and passion to fill a void in a large industry. August Vega, founder of Malk, was born with a severe dairy allergy. When her son was born with the same allergy, she was motivated to create a better dairy alternative. Soon Almond MALK was born with her brother, Justin and cousin, Joel. Malk has grown into a staple brand for many households who not only love the brand and products but who also love the wholesome ingredients used in their Almond Malk, Cashew Malk and Oat Malk. Any sweetened products only use organic maple syrup and every product is organic, gluten-free, glyphosate-free, and vegan with unsweetened products holding the Whole30 seal as well.
I use their nut milks for everything — baking, cooking or just adding it to my coffee. I’ve taken whole bottles on cruise ships with me, and you can always find a bottle (or three) in our refrigerator. They are always innovating, but one thing remains the same, their passion for excellence and their commitment to their customers and the environment.