We take a considered and holistic approach across our supply chain - from the ingredients we use, to the decisions we make. We’re committed to a transparent, socially conscious and sustainable way of operating and are currently working towards zero waste. We understand that the journey we are on has no destination, we seek not perfection, but rather continuous improvement.
We use the best, freshest, most sustainable (and always organic) ingredients to craft a drink, true to its history and tested by time. A drink that you can always feel good about enjoying!
FOUR SIMPLE INGREDIENTS...
Local organic maple syrup, local organic apple cider vinegar, organic fresh ginger root, and Berkshire mountain water.
OUR SUPPLY CHAIN IS NON GMO, ORGANIC, VEGAN, AND KOSHER, including the lemon juice, yerba mate, and cayenne pepper in our additional flavor offerings. We are in the process of obtaining USDA organic certification, Project NON-GMO certification, and Vegan certification!
GLASS, NOT PLASTIC. We are committed to reducing the use of plastic bottles. In the United States alone, 50 billion (that's over 7x the entire world population) plastic bottles were used last year. Only 23% were recycled, which means 38 billion ended up in our landfills, on our streets, and in our oceans.
WE SUPPORT THE LOCAL MAPLE SYRUP INDUSTRY rather than the subsidized refined sugar industry. Maple is an indigenous American crop! We use unrefined, mineral rich, low-glycemic Maple Syrup. No refined sugars, no corn syrup, never!
LOW ENERGY-USE AND WASTE. Ginger and vinegar are both natural preservatives, which means Up Mountain Switchel does not require refrigerated trucking or warehousing. Refrigerated cooling trucks account for 6% of total greenhouse gases!
Our yerba mate supplier is organic, fair trade certified, and the world's first water neutral company. They PROTECT AND MAINTAIN RAINFOREST LAND AND COMMUNITIES through their grow process and we couldn't be more proud to support them.