Hoosick, NY—Hälsa has announced the opening of its new domestic dairy-to-oat conversion farm, located in Hoosick, New York. First announced in February this year, the company’s initiative to bring an environmentally friendly option to farmers has come to fruition.
“Our program allows U.S. dairy farmers to create a domestic supply chain for premium organic oats that isn’t dependent on imports,” Helena Lumme and Mika Manninen, Hälsa Co-Founders, said in a press release. “We are taking a big step to reshape the future of food in America—a vision that is now more important than ever. We implore others to take similar action in supporting and fostering growth for premium ingredients right here in the USA.”
Following their multi-step program built with Scandinavian organic oat scientists and experts, Hälsa is teaching U.S. farmers how to grow organic oats with the same zero water footprint method used in Scandinavia.
With the intention of creating long-term solution in the U.S. food industry, Hälsa’s dairy-to-oat farm conversion program promotes sustainability, nutrition and versatile, high quality products, the company says.
Watch Manninen and the upstate New York dairy farmers plant seeds for the first time on their farm here.