ESTABLISHED 1925. FOUNDED 2017. In 2016, Henry Schwartz closed New York City's last dairy, Elmhurst, which had been in his family over 90 years, since his father and uncle hand-bottled and delivered milk to Queens and Brooklyn in a truck full of ice blocks. The cows had long since gone, but a famous tradition had ended...\\
...Until 2017 when Elmhurst reappeared as, of all things, an innovative plant milk company. Henry was intrigued by a steady decline in dairy consumption and the changing American diet. More and more people were eating healthier, adopting plant-based alternatives, and becoming mindful of environmental impact. Actually, so was he.\\
Henry had a chance meeting with a famous plant food scientist, Dr. Cheryl Mitchell, who just so happened to be looking for a partner to help bring her revolutionary HydroRelease™ milling process to market. Using just water, HydroRelease separates the natural components of a grain, nut, or seed before reassembling them as a smooth, creamy beverage. The original ingredient's nutrition is maintained, and no gums or emulsifiers are needed to hold the product together. And so Elmhurst was reborn, this time as the fastest-growing plant-based beverage company on the market!