Dear Village Farmers:
What’s going on with Village Farm Healthy For Your Heart Whole Grain Oatmeal? It’s disappearing! I’m not talking about in my mouth where it usually disappears either. I’m referring to it vanishing from stores! Have you Village Farmers gone on strike? What kind of Village Farm are you running if it’s running out of oatmeal?
Where has Village Farm Healthy For Your Heart Whole Grain Oatmeal gone? All I know is that Wal-Mart carried a ton of it, but not anymore. Have you looked on the Internet and seen all the comments from people who’ve become addicted to your oatmeal and can’t find it anywhere? Even searches online for resellers turns up a page for the product and a message that it’s either currently out of stock or unavailable. Is there an oatmeal shortage or famine going on? Did the FDA discover it wasn’t as healthy for your heart as you claimed? I realize it’s instant oatmeal, but it’s not supposed to disappear from store shelves instantly! Who’s responsible? Did you hire a new VP of Products that hates oatmeal?
Too many oatmeals taste like soaked cardboard. I want my Village Farm Healthy For Your Heart Whole Grain Oatmeal back! When will stores have it again? If it’s not coming back, based on the laws of supply and demand, I demand to know why. In the meantime, can you please send the recipe along with the secret behind how you make it taste better than all other disgusting tasting oatmeals?
A Customer Solutions Representative responded with:
Thank you for your recent e-mail. Your interest in Sturm Foods and Village Farm oatmeal is greatly appreciated.
Unfortunately this product has very limited distribution at this time and may no longer be available in your area.
Currently the Village Farm products are being sold at HEB stores (Texas) and Price Chopper stores (northeast). We manufacture these oatmeals for the stores as well, so you may be able to locate them under the store’s brand name.
Please understand we are unable to process individual customer orders.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us at (phone number and hours of operation followed).
Final Thoughts: Sturm Foods never explained why Village Farm Oatmeal is suddenly experiencing very little distribution. Because of that, for some unknown reason I’m now experiencing very little fiber distribution during breakfast. As a result, this oatmeal has gone from Healthy For Your Heart to Eat Your Heart Out trying to find it!
While I’m willing to go a long way for an outstanding bowl of oatmeal, getting to Texas or heading northeast from Florida isn’t what I had in mind. But the real issues are: Why isn’t Village Farm Oatmeal in Wal-Mart anymore and how come you can’t find anyone selling it on the Internet who isn’t out of stock? Sturm Foods avoided those questions, which is why for me, this response about oatmeal turned to mush.