Here’s Your GF Oats February Rundown
February is seriously packed full of sharing with you some of the ideas and new products we have been developing last year to bring to life in 2019. We are super excited to start sharing some of these with you.
Following the article last month, regarding the process of how we test the oats and what it means, read here if you missed it. Gluten Free Food Testing. I thought that it would be good to have a look at how you can be sure that your Oats are uncontaminated.
If you are someone who is seriously following a dietary protocol, whereby you have eliminated the grains that contain gluten contamination from wheat, rye or barley. Then you must avoid mainstream oats as they are very contaminated. The result happens at the farm level where farmers are often growing and processing these other crop varieties. Or they have previously and their equipment is contaminated. Or they live close by other farms and cross-contaminated has occurred via natural means eg. Birds dropping seeds into a crop and these plants grow alongside.
Read the article here… How to be sure your Oats are not contaminated
SPECIAL FOR THE MONTH
Storage Containers with Pantry Labels
This month we have added to our Online Store some storage containers. These containers will neatly fit 1 kg of oats and they come with a beautiful label. So now your special oats can’t get mixed up with anyone else’s. All jokes aside, this can be dangerous, so we thought this might solve a problem. Great news, if you already have a special storage container we have the Pantry Labels available for FREE in the Free Stuff category.
For all customers who are entering into a Subscription Order, you will receive one of these Labelled Storage Containers for FREE.
For pre-existing GF Oats members, please see below for a special offer for you for the month on February.
Pre-Orders are Open
Pre-Orders are open again as we await a new shipment of oats coming from GF Harvest. We fell short of the 2 kg Traditional. For those of you who are unfamiliar with the Pre-Ordering process, when this happens we pop the products we have run out of on a special limited time discount. I have done a short video you can check out here…
You can still order the 2 kg Traditional oats, but they will be dispatched as soon as we get them down-packed by Endeavour Industries here in Toowoomba. The lead time on these is around 3-4 weeks at the most, so jump over to the store and grab what you need.
NOTE: Please order in multiples of 2 as you may incur an additional freight charge.
We also have a special offer for our current GF Oats Club members, you can read more below.
This month we are all about Lunch Box ideas especially if you are dealing with feeding children with special dietary requirements. It’s a tough gig at times but we have some great ideas to share with you and some fabulous recipes. This month we have categorised these recipes into a Lunch Box so that they are easy to find.
I don’t know whether you recipe lovers noticed, but YES, we have a PRINT button on our recipes. Happy Dance… good things come to those that wait.
Each Friday we send out a new recipe to our subscribers via Kylie’s Kitchen, jump over to the right and register to receive these each Friday.
GF OATS CLUB AND SUBSCRIPTION SERVICE
If you are a regular Oat Ordering Lover, come join us as in the GF Oats Club.
How it works, if you are finding you are ordering each 1,2 or 3 months and it is a set order then join the GF Oats Club and subscribe. This will save you up to 20% on your orders, seriously a good deal. We couldn’t be bothered with any small print and restrictions, if you need to cancel, just email Judi here and let her know what you would like to do. We know things change, people go away or you get a backlog of oats, it’s all good.
For each New member to our Oats Club, we will be welcoming you with a specially labelled storage container. This container will fit 1kg into it perfectly. If you order 2kg bags regularly, you can store the remainder of the oats into the freezer for later.
For any pre-existing customers, you will receive a FREE Pantry Label in your next order. Hang on, there is more, each month we will have special offers to share with you in your orders that are exclusive to you first. For example this month we are releasing a trial run of our Anzac Biscuits onto the market and we are going to share 2 biscuits with our members complimentary.
We would, however, LOVE you to fill out a short questionnaire for us to give us some feedback on them. If the trial run works in the stores then these biscuits will roll out across Australia during March for launch in April for Anzac Day.
We are continually updating our store list as we have more retailers joining us to share the GF Oats range with customers. This month we want to share all the retail chains that joined us last year. We have all the Go Vita stores around Australia, Healthy Life, Ritchies IGA and Naked Bulk Foods on board.
Check in with us each month and we will share with you our updated stockists. If you would like to suggest a store near you, please fill the form out on this page. Please note we are not supplying Woolworths or Coles, but if that is of interest, let us know and that will be good feedback to take to them later in the year.
Each month I add a new video to our series, sharing tips, recipes and recommendations that I have shared via our Facebook throughout the month. You can keep up to date here…
Every day we are sharing or re-sharing via Instagram, Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn. Come join us on the social links on the left of this page.
GF OATS COMPLIANCE/RESEARCH
It is important that we share the latest test results from Symbio with you showing you that these oats are not contaminated from the gluten found in wheat, rye and barley. I am limited in what claims I can make around gluten-free oats here in Australia. We have labelling restrictions via FANANZ which prevent us from labelling and oats gluten free here in Australia. We, therefore, use Symbio independent testing labs in Brisbane who use the Elisa Testing Equipment to detect gluten. Please check our Compliance page on our website to see the latest batched packed and the matching test results.
You will also see a research link on that page to many studies, medical & university based around the world with relation to oats.