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Epic Source Foods Offers Goat Milk Products

Epic Source Foods’ Funny Farm portfolio consists of the world’s first mac & cheese, cheddar popcorn and frozen pizza line made exclusively with goat milk. Now the portfolio contains over 20 SKUs that include hard and soft cheeses, butter and unique cheese spreads unlike anything else you can find in the U.S.

epicsource editphoto1Julia and Tim Millson, Owners of Epic Source, say they’re having a ball with this portfolio. The amazing nutritional and sustainability benefits combined with the cow-like taste has catapulted it to one of the fastest growing “real-dairy” companies. The company has transitioned from a 15-year-old goat milk ice cream company called Laloo’s to a full goat milk portfolio covering edge and center store opportunities. The company’s passion to get its products into the hands of the hundreds of millions of consumers that can’t or won’t consume cow milk is what drives it.

The delicious reputation of the Laloo’s ice cream is what brought customer acceptance so quickly. Until Funny Farm, there were no other “real dairy” food options outside of cow milk. The company believes that goat milk is sustainably and nutritionally superior. Goat milk is the closest thing to mother’s milk on the planet, and contains less lactose, lower carbs, more vitamin A and D, potassium, copper, iron and manganese. Goat milk fat globules are 90 percent smaller than a cow’s, providing a digestibility edge. Cow milk contains Alpha s1 casein, the allergen that affects so many. The sustainability that goats provide are amazing; their tiny carbon hoofprint combined with the fact goats produce more milk per ounce of grass eaten than cows make them the perfect dairy source. North America is finally catching on to this worldwide trend, with goat milk consumption growing while cow milk continues to decline.

Thanks to its clean taste profiles, people don’t believe the company’s products are made from goat milk. Its milk doesn’t contain those grassy, lemony flavors it refers to as “goaty.” Better milk really does makes better cheese and ice cream!

Non-Dairy Yogurt from COYO

coyo fciCOYO, America’s fastest growing non-dairy yogurt, is a coconut-based alternative that was created in Australia in 2012 by Henry and Sandra Gosling. It has since spread worldwide and is available in the U.S. at leading natural and organic grocers.

Paleo certified, COYO is 100 percent vegan and has no added sugar, fillers or preservatives. Kosher-certified, it is handcrafted in “coconut-only” kitchens. Made using only five ingredients (coconut extract, water, tapioca, pectin and probiotic cultures) of premium quality, all COYO products are naturally rich in fatty acids, making them an easily digestible source of energy, minerals and vitamins that consumers of all diets can enjoy. Every ingredient is carefully selected and serves a specific purpose, and the use of minimal packaging means a small carbon footprint for a product consumers can feel good about.

COYO stands apart from other non-dairy products with its unbeatable smooth taste and thick, rich, yogurt-like texture paired with its clean label. It’s a true kitchen workhorse with a variety of applications; it’s a substitute for common dairy products when cooking or baking, or you may enjoy it on its own or with fruit and granola for a wholesome snack. Available in 5.3-ounce and 12-ounce containers, COYO’s five flavors, Natural, Mango, Mixed Berry, Chocolate and Vanilla Bean are also available in foodservice sizes.

Made with nutrient-dense coconut cream rather than coconut milk, it lends to the flavor of the product and increases the benefits to the consumer as plant-based nutrients are more easily absorbed than nutrients from other animal-based products. All COYO ingredients are sustainably farmed and as consumers continue to gravitate towards plant-based products and socially responsible brands, COYO is poised for success and continued growth in the market.

Grow Your Maple Category with Coombs Family Farms

As the No. 1 organic maple brand in the U.S., Coombs Family Farms continues to work with grocers to grow their maple category. For seven generations, Coombs Family Farms has been committed to providing high quality, sustainably produced maple products to satisfy customers.

coombs editphoto1Coombs Family Farms, with its strong consumer tested label, attracts shoppers who frequent natural and grocery channels for maple. With a 100 percent commitment to growing the category versus just stealing market share, it brings a variety of consumer segments to the shelf.

As America’s leading farmer owned maple company, Coombs Family Farms is vertically integrated for maximum efficiency. It sugars, packages, distributes and markets maple. Its unique sourcing model guarantees supply while also supporting its suppliers (over 3,000 small family farms) with equipment credit, educational seminars and advocacy. As an industry-leading voice for real ingredients and truth in labeling, Coombs Family Farms is committed to growing and protecting the maple industry.

Coombs Family Farms truly is a best in class maple supplier that is also a partner brand that promotes to bring high value and traditional maple consumers to your store. With its time tested package designed to attract and sell, coupled with forthcoming innovative new packaging to attract a new generation of shopper, Coombs has the complete maple lineup to grow your maple sales.

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