Large Dairy Company Ditches Dairy After 90 Years & Starts Producing Plant-Based Milks Instead

elmhurst-759x500After a 90-year operation, Elmhurst Dairy in Queens, New York has ceased its dairy operation after citing a drastic decrease in customer demand.

Incorporated in the 1920s, Elmhurst Dairy had become established as one of the largest dairy manufacturers on the East Coast of the United States, supplying the metropolitan area of about seven million people.

CEO of the company, Henry Schwartz said the company has been operating at a high cost in recent years and he noted that,

“Pasteurized fluid milk has sort of gone out of style, we are unable to go on without ongoing losses. There isn’t much room for our kind of business. I tried to keep this open because it was my Father’s plant and he asked me to do sWhat Sets ‘Milked’ Apart From Other Nut Milks On The Market?

According to Schwartz, their new line-up has “up to 4 times more nuts per serving than the other leading brands.” This is huge because other nut milk brands have been found to have minuscule amounts of actual nuts in their products and are instead loaded with various fillers, thickeners, and emulsifiers. Milked will be available in four varieties: Almond, Cashew, Hazelnut, and Walnut. Each of these will be made with only raw cold-milled nuts and other simple ingredients. Schwartz guarantees that “no emulsifiers, thickeners, whiteners or frankenfood proteins” are used.

Is There More To This?

If such a large, and well-established dairy farm had to turn vegan in order to stay in business, maybe there is really something to this “trend” after all. Let’s explore some of the facts.

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