Got Hempmilk?


As the dairy-free market continues to multiply, bigger and better alternatives are emerging.  First there was soy.  Then there was rice.  Now we have almond, oat, and even potato milk.  Not to be outdone, Living Harvest of Canada has recently introduced their latest product, Hempmilk™.  Nutritious, delicious, and food allergy friendly are among the top qualities boasted of this new vegan “milk.” 

Original, Chocolate, and Vanilla flavors of Living Harvest Hempmilk™ are now rolling out to grocer shelves throughout the U.S. and Canada.  The product was first introduced at the Expo East Natural Foods tradeshow in October 2006 (see the press release below), but the official product distribution has taken shape in 2007.  If you are unable to find Living Harvest Hempmilk™ at your local store, it is available to purchase online, directly from Living Harvest.


Sneak-Peek at Expo East Trade Show — Portland, OR (October 10, 2006)

Continuing on their path of innovation and progressive positioning as a leader in great-tasting, nutritional foods, Living Harvest, pioneers of the world’s first 100% organic cold milled Hemp Protein powder and other premium hemp foods, announces the launch of the first shelf stable Hempmilk product.

Set to hit the shelves in January 2007, Living Harvest Hempmilk™ is a breakthrough beverage for anyone craving the latest in performance health products and for those seeking a delicious and healthier alternative to soy or dairy. Living Harvest Hempmilk™ will initially launch in a variety of three flavors – Original, Chocolate and Vanilla – showcasing a range of vibrantly colored 32 oz aseptic containers.

Made from pure whole hemp nuts, Living Harvest Hempmilk™ will offer a wide range of health benefits unique to the alternative dairy beverage category. A refreshing 8 oz glass reads like a “who’s who” of nutrition that includes a balanced source of Omega 3 and Omega 6 Essential Fatty Acids; all 10 Essential Amino Acids; Vitamins A, B2, B12, D, E, Folic Acid; naturally occurring minerals like magnesium, iron, potassium and phosphorus, as well as 46% of recommended daily calcium.

Hempmilk is also high in protein but unlike some of its other alternative dairy counterparts, does not include enzyme inhibitors or high-levels of phytic acid often associated with various health issues. Each unrivaled flavor boasts a rich, creamy, nutty taste profile with no artificial ingredients or preservatives that is sure to be a hit amongst moms and kids alike. Living Harvest Hempmilk™ is delicious any way you pour it and can be enjoyed on its own, steamed into a latte or poured over cereal.

The Living Harvest team works with revered chefs from around the country developing tasty whole food products containing the freshest ingredients that will all at once comfort and nurture the body. With the groundbreaking launch of Hempmilk the company has set out to aggressively bring hemp foods to the grocery aisle and entice the growing mainstream consumer looking to easily and effectively incorporate health and wellness into their daily lives. “We wanted to offer a great-tasting, healthy product that we can feel good about giving our own kids,” says Christina Volgyesi, president of Living Harvest. “As more and more consumers begin searching the shelves for alternative dairy products that are enjoyable to drink, and contain unprocessed ingredients, we thought this was the perfect time to introduce a real essential and balanced nutritional product that the whole family can enjoy.”

Founded in 2002 by Charles Holmes, a vegetarian working to improve his own health issues through whole food nutrition, Living Harvest began as a foundation foods supplement company targeting athletes, health advocates and raw food enthusiasts when they first introduced their Organic Hemp Protein Powder. Since then, the company has stayed ahead of the curve and found innovative ways to make healthy living easy and delicious with the introduction of their other high-performance, plant-based foods that include: Living Harvest™ Chocolate Chili and Vanilla Spice Protein Blends, Living Harvest™ Hemp Nuts, and Living Harvest™ Hemp Oil.

Living Harvest prides its ingredients on a proprietary Foundation Foods™ philosophy – essential, balanced, whole foods are the nutritional building blocks our bodies need. No matter what your diet or fitness level is, a strong foundation provides longevity in life. Living Harvest Hempmilk™ is Soy-Free, Dairy-Free, Vegan, Kosher Gluten-Free, Cholesterol-Free and has no Trans Fats.

Why Hemp?

Hemp seeds are one of the plant kingdom’s most complete sources of protein. The hemp seed contains an extremely well-balanced ratio of Omega-3 and Omega-6 Essential Fatty Acids that are required for energy production, proper functioning of the nervous system, brain development and efficient immune response. Hemp seeds are one of the most complete and balanced sources of all 10 Essential Amino Acids that are an important building tool for the development of lean body mass and muscular repair. In addition, hemp seeds contain necessary and important live enzymes, vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and phytonutrients for improved health.

About Living Harvest

Living Harvest’s mission is to be the finest purveyor of organic hemp food products available.  Living Harvest proudly retains the natural perfection and living energy of hemp seeds through gentle, cold temperature proprietary processing methods and a commitment to sustainable agriculture. The company works in close partnership with the most respected organic farmers and farmer coops in Canada. The company sells its products through over 2000 retailers in Canada, USA, UK, as well as to private label and bulk accounts.

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About Author

Alisa is the founder of, Senior Editor for Allergic Living magazine, and author of the best-selling dairy-free book, Go Dairy Free: The Guide and Cookbook for Milk Allergies, Lactose Intolerance, and Casein-Free Living. Alisa is also a professional recipe creator and product ambassador for the natural food industry.

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