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Why Organic Matters: SOIL

Why Organic Matters: SOIL

This is Part 1 in a series about Why Organic Matters. We believe in organic agriculture for some very good reasons, and we'd like to share them with you. Join us in choosing a healthier future! When was the last time you thought about dirt? Unless you're a gardener or a farmer, chances are it's not something you think about very often. Yet it's an enormous part of our lives. It's underneath our homes, our offices, our cars, and our feet. We walk on it everywhere we go, regardless of what's been built upon it. And, most importantly, our food grows in it....

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You Might Notice A Different Texture In Our Almondmilk (Here's Why)

When we started New Barn, our goal was to make organic Almondmilk that was as much like homemade as possible. With only three products to our name, we got our company off the ground by making Almondmilk that reminded our customers of how it tasted when they made it at home. Now, four years later and with 19 new products coming out this year, we’re rapidly expanding our operations. Our growth has provided us access to better equipment which can grind our almonds more finely. We’re also able to filter our Almondmilk more thoroughly than before. This results in a...

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Not All Palm Oil Is Created Equal (Why We Use It, and Why Palm Done Right is So Important)

Not All Palm Oil Is Created Equal (Why We Use It, and Why Palm Done Right is So Important)

Palm oil is a unique crop. It’s the world’s most popular edible oil, comprising one third of all vegetable oil consumed across the planet. According to global data, every single person consumes 17 pounds of palm oil per year on average. Roughly half of all packaged goods in our pantries contain palm oil, and it’s found in a multitude of beauty products, though you wouldn’t recognize it without doing some research: decyl glucoside (a cleansing agent), lauryl glucoside (a surfactant), sodium lauryl sulfate (another surfactant, often referred to as SLS), glycerin (an alcohol compound that can act as a sweetener, solvent, or humectant, among other purposes) and...

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Evergreen’s New PlantCarton™ (and Why We Made the Switch)

Evergreen’s New PlantCarton™ (and Why We Made the Switch)

When we started New Barn in 2015, one of our customers’ favorite things about our Almondmilk was the bottle it was packaged in (second only to the delicious organic Almondmilk inside of those bottles). We designed a custom package to pay homage to a vintage Italian milk bottle that we’d fallen in love with, and our customers fell in love, too. Those bottles became a key part of our brand, standing out on store shelves all over the country. But as the public conversation about plastics began to grow in size, our customers fell out of love with our bottles. No...

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