What is Apple State Vinegar, exactly? Well, it’s a raw organic apple cider vinegar that’s made from 100% organic, 100% delicious, 100% Washington State apples. We are the Apple State, after all. The Apple State we know and love is home to so much natural beauty - alpine giants like Mount Rainier and Mount Baker dominate our horizon, abundant fields are full of tomatoes and tulips alike, and beneath the sparkling sea lives a diverse array of fish and marine wildlife.
Let’s talk about that ocean for a second, since the health of both our human and wilderness communities are interwoven to the point of interdependence. In short, what happens to one happens to all. Perhaps that’s why last year people were so affected by the death of a baby Southern Resident killer whale; her death reminded us that even creatures we uphold as magnificent symbols of our state are not immune to the effects of overdevelopment, pollution, and climate change.
We felt that loss, too, and felt compelled to do something about it. So when the opportunity arose for Shrub Farm to launch a new product, we decided to give 6% of our net profits to organizations like The SeaDoc Society, SR3, and Puget Soundkeeper that support marine health. That 6% comes from Apple State Vinegar’s 6% acetic acid concentration, which makes it 20% stronger than other brands. Acetic acid is home to the Mother of Vinegar, a probiotic-rich substance that is good for your digestive system and overall health. That means that Apple State Vinegar packs a seriously powerful punch of living culture that can be added to anything from a simple salad dressing to fun and creative drinks.
This recipe is for one such drink. The Sunrise Sparkler is a bubbly beverage that’s a perfect pick-me-up first thing in the morning or during that 3:00 pm slump. Pairing yuzu (a Japanese citrus that tastes like a combination of grapefruit and lime), sweet hydrating coconut water, and healthy Apple State Vinegar, the Sunrise Sparkler is energizing, bright, and delicious!
Maple Ginger Tummy Tonic
Another great way to use Apple State Vinegar is in a hot drink that will keep you warm from the inside out on even the chilliest of Washington days. This Maple Ginger Tummy Tonic combines the digestive power of ACV with vibrant ginger, sweet maple, and just a little kick of pepper. Sit back, sip, and enjoy some stomach ease (plus delicious flavors!).
Happy Gut Smoothie
Apple State Vinegar can a little pep to your breakfast or your mid-afternoon snack, too. The Happy Gut Smoothie conjures up images of white sand beaches and swaying palm trees and gives your digestive system a boost! You can drink it for breakfast or as a snack replacement throughout the day. It’s sweet, a little bit tangy, and truly tropical!