Frequently Asked Questions
I also have allergies to other food products. Is it safe to eat your oatmeal?
GF Harvest products are free of of the top 8 allergens recognized in the US. This means our production line is free from:
4. Tree nuts (such as almonds, cashews, walnuts)
5. Fish (such as bass, cod, flounder)
6. Shellfish (such as crab, lobster, shrimp)
GF Harvest branded products include our organic and traditional: rolled oats, quick oats, groats, flour, and steel cut oats. Of course, all are gluten free, NON-GMO and Kosher certified.
As you will see from our website, we offer a few products that have nuts in them under the Canyon Oats brand. Those products are processed in an isolated production line than our other products. We understand how serious cross contamination can be, and strive to do all we can to prevent it.
If you have additional allergies to other agriculture products, please contact Customer Service at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 307-754-7041 to discuss if our product is safe for you to order.
Do you offer wholesale options for businesses?
Yes! We absolutely offer wholesale options. Before we are able to provide you with wholesale options, we will need to know more details about your business. Please contact Customer Service at: email@example.com or call 307-754-7041 and let us know you would like to set up a wholesale account. We look forward to serving you!
Are your oats stabilized? Can I start my own oat garden with your groats?
Our oats are stabilized, and will not sprout. It is necessary for the oats to go through this process to kill the enzyme that causes the oats to go rancid within 7 days from when the hull is taken off. It is also necessary to kill the food borne pathogens that naturally occur in grains which could make a person ill.
Does your company made donations to charities or sponsor events?
GF Harvest makes donations of gift certificates, and quality oat products to some of the vital non-profit groups in our country. If your registered non-profit organization is interested in such a donation, please contact Customer Service at: firstname.lastname@example.org or call 307-754-7041 for more information.
I found a small green flake in with my rolled oats. What is it?
The green pieces you are finding in the oats are formally known as “yellow peas”, which are green in color. The yellow peas are used as an under crop for the organic oats. Farmers commonly use yellow peas as under crops for many reasons: they naturally keep the weeds down, then they are used later to put nitrogen back into the soil after the crop is harvested.
What is the difference between Groats, Steel Cut Oats, Rolled Oats, and Quick Oats?Groats look a lot like a seed. They are the oat with the hull (outer shell) removed. Steel Cut Oats are the Groat cut into smaller pieces. Rolled Oats are the Groat rolled flat, and Quick Oats are Rolled Oats cut into smaller pieces.
I don’t really like oatmeal because it takes too long to cook. Do you have anything I can make quick in the mornings?
You will be pleasantly surprised with the rolled oats, quick oats, our Canyon Oats cups and our GoPacks. All you do is add a little hot water, yogurt, or milk and let it sit for a few minutes and it’s ready! Our oats can also be eaten raw… if you’re into that kinda thing.
I have a bag of oats in my pantry with a ‘Best Buy’ date that passed by months ago. What is does ‘Best Buy’ date mean?
The "Best Buy" date is mainly to help retailers know the age of the product at a quick glance. Oats have a low water content, so they are still good past the "Best Buy" date and can be a quality product for up to another year after the date. It is recommended to store them in a cool, dry area.
How do I avoid pests from getting to my oats?
Oats have a good smell, to people - and bugs. Please be aware that if you live in a warm, humid climate, open product packaging will attract bugs. The smell of oats attracts pests. Make sure you store your oats with the packaging sealed, in the refrigerator or freezer.