Our Story So Far
It was a long shot, but after a lengthy search for farmland that we could afford, in 2010 we found the perfect piece of land. For the first few years we worked to build a small farmhouse for our family, and then on April 26, 2013 we planted our first berry bush. Nearly seven years later, on January 31, 2020 we filled our first cans of Shrubbly®.
The organic aronia berries and black currants used in some of our products come from our USDA Certified Organic Vermont family farm. We use these “super fruits” that we grow and other organic fruit, herbs, and spices to create delicious cans of Shrubbly®.
Every ready-to-drink, non-alcoholic can of Shrubbly® is an old-time, small-batch Shrub mixer combined with sparkling water. Yep, Shrub + Bubbly = Shrubbly®.
Unlike other Shrub mixers, we have given ours a modern twist for wellness. We use only common wellness shot ingredients and transform them into delicious Shrub mixers, so we can add a healthy Shrub Shot™ to every can.
Our Shrubs are crafted in small batches from organic fruit, herbs and spices that are slowly soaked and strained or pressed to ensure that each Shrub mixer contains as many important nutrients and powerful plant compounds as possible. We use only Organic Apple Cider Vinegar as the base ingredient because it is known to offer exceptional health benefits. Some of our Shrubs are sweetened with Organic Honey, which has long been known as a natural remedy. Each Shrub is simply mixed with carbonated water and pasteurized for safety to create Shrubbly®.
We believe in making every day as good as it can be by working hard, boldly chasing our dreams, taking our best shot, and pressing on.
Shrubbly® is all about refreshment and boldly taking your shot. To us refreshment means finding the strength and energy to start fresh every day and giving each day our best shot.
Our company motto is “Go Bold." Combining that with "It's Your Shot." and “Your Shot. Your Way." is about more than the wellness shot in each can. We hope Shrubbly® helps provide you the refreshment you need (and a little encouragement) to boldly go for it, jump in, take a chance, create your thing, tryout, shoot the ball, let your love be known, try and try again, play hard, nail that presentation, reach out for help, lend a hand, find your voice, get better, and keep at it – to be bold and take your best shot, every day, in your own way. (Even if it is a long shot.)
The Hinesburg Record May 2020 Issue covered a bit of our backstory, on their back page.
We're also sharing some of our story on Instagram where we've posted this 1-minute home-made video.
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