Alternative milks, such as soy, almond and coconut, have become a lot more popular over the years. Those who are lactose intolerant or don't eat products from animals have opted for plant-based products, such as the aforementioned variations on milk.
Photo by Molly Dunn You can now get MALK at Urban Harvest during the Saturday farmers market.
August Vega has been making alternative milks for years. After starting a job that made it difficult to make her own almond milk at home, she began purchasing the milk from grocery stores, but quickly realized that the ingredients used in store-bought almond milk is not something she wants to put in her body or her family's. Seeking an alternative to these products, Vega and her family decided to go into business together and make plant-based milks. The family launched MALK about a year and a half ago in Houston.
"First of all, we try to avoid anything that doesn't contain a word that's difficult to pronounce because if you can't pronounce it [and] you don't understand what it is, it's probably not something that you want to put in your body -- that's our philosophy," Vega says.More »