SowNaked Mindfully Farmed Oats Named Nexty Award Winner


Donna Reiser, Marketing Communications Manager
Bay State Milling Company accepts the 2018 Best New Ingredient Nexty Award at Natural Products Expo West.

Bay State Milling Company is one of only 22 winners of the New Hope Network 2018 Expo West NEXTY Awards for outstanding new products in the natural products industry. SowNaked™ Mindfully Farmed Oats won for Best New Ingredient.

NEXTY Awards are given to products that display the utmost in innovation, integrity and inspiration and help forward the work of the natural products industry to deliver more healthful, trusted and sustainable products to consumers.

SowNaked™ was one of 72 finalists selected by a national panel of natural products industry experts from more than 890 entries across 22 Awards categories. Winners were announced and presented with their awards on March 10, 2018 at Natural Products Expo West in Anaheim, CA.

SowNaked oats deliver a 20 per cent protein yield and are kinder to the farmer and the environment. They are grown from a hull-less oat cultivar in a closed system, traceable to the seed. Because these oats are hull-less, they provide a 30 percent improvement in grower returns. They are minimally processed, requiring no heat or steam, plus “mindfully farmed oats” are identity preserved to the individual farm and grower.

The criteria for the NEXTY award is well aligned with our Bay State Milling values; Innovation, Inspiration, and Integrity. I am grateful to be part of a company whose values and core purpose drive us toward the type of work which would receive such prominent industry recognition,” states Dan Collins, Entrepreneur in Residence.

“These 22 products represent the future of the natural products industry where sustainability and transparency are the norm,” says Jessie Shafer, content director at New Hope Network and one of the NEXTY judges. “The winners of our NEXTY awards inspire change and integrity in everything from ingredients to packaging.”

NEXTY Awards are a twice-annual award connected to New Hope Network’s Natural Products Expo shows in March and September. They were created to recognize the most game-changing and inspiring products in the natural/organic CPG market today. Products are nominated and winners are chosen through a two-tier judging process by the New Hope Network content team and a panel of industry judges. Learn more about the NEXTY awards at

SowNaked Oats earned the 2018 Best New Ingredient Nexty Award at Natural Products Expo West.

SowNaked Oats earned the 2018 Best New Ingredient Nexty Award at Natural Products Expo West.