Yes, today is my birthday. For my birthday I was going to take the day off from blogging. But you know, the news cycle never sleeps, and apparently neither do I nowadays. I wrote a piece for Gluten Free & More magazine about supporting a celiac-run farm that makes purity protocol oats. These oats are like magic – if magic never touched gluten and had to be mechanically or optically sorted out of oats.
Whenever possible, I like to eat purity protocol oats because I know they are safe. They are the safest oats out there because of the strict policies and guidelines to grow and manufacture them. However, one of these businesses making magic oats – GF Harvest – is dealing with decline in sales because people are finding cheaper oats, not purity protocol – elsewhere. Now, I love that brands like Cheerios have made cereal available to everyone again, but I would have rather had a smaller release of the products made with purity protocol oats that are 100% celiac-safe instead. I wish that about all oats on the market. I wish that brands put money towards only using purity protocol oats. But they don’t. So we need to step up our game as consumers and support this farm, run by celiacs, that are doing their very best to make dedicated oats for us.
There’s a TON more in the post I did for GlutenFreeandMore.com, so don’t forget to read THIS: http://www.glutenfreeandmore.com/blog/The-Gluten-Free-Cash-Mob-4713-1.html
Tagged: GF Harvest, gluten free, Gluten Free Oats, Purity Protocol
I saw a box of General Mills “gluten-free” cherrios on one of my friends counters the other day. It’s so frustrating how some companies can get away with stuff like that while ones who care to make truly gluten-free product are struggling. But I can’t eat oats whether they’re truly gluten-free or not. Sigh…
YAY! Thank you so much for spreading the word about these oats and this family of dedicated celiac farmers. We need to share information on purity protocol v. mechanically separated oats so that families can make informed decisions about what to feed their families. We need to support this family farm so that we can all still have a choice about which oats we feel safe trusting. Thanks for taking time out of your birthday respite to share, Erika!
I have never seen these oats in a store!
I love the GF Harvest Oatmeal. Until I found these oats, I had not had oatmeal for two years.
I had tried other brands that were labeled gluten free, but I found out the hard way that it was mostly hype. I am so grateful for this family business that produces these truly GF oat products. I share info with everyone that I meet that has gluten issues. Anything I can do to promote and support GF Harvest, I volunteer.