Shire City Herbals
Shire City Herbals grew out of their own self-care. Dana St. Pierre began making early versions of Fire Cider in the 90’s to combat his yearly bouts of bronchitis and seasonal allergies. Through the years, Dana tinkered with his Fire Cider recipe to make it both medicinally potent and palatable, adding a few new twists to the traditional base of apple cider vinegar and honey. In 2010, Dana and his wife Amy Huebner, a holistic health coach, were invited to sell their herbals teas, tinctures and Fire Cider at a Festival. To Amy and Dana’s great surprise, people loved their Fire Cider and they quickly sold out!
Shire City Herbal’s Fire Cider is truly a small family business; from the start-up capital that their family contributed to the homemade bottle designs, they were able to slog their way through seemingly endless paperwork, lab tests, licenses applications and bureaucracy to a finished product that was ready to sell.
Only organic, domestic produce makes Fire Cider as healthful as possible. They buy local, raw, wildflower honey directly from the beekeeper. And they are optimistically looking for a local provider (in the New England area) for the raw, organic, unpasteurized, living apple cider vinegar that is the base of Fire Cider… Drink to Your Health!
Unfiltered Apple Cider Vinegar with Raw Roots, Fruits & Honey
Did your grandmother ever tell you to drink raw apple cider vinegar? It’s good advice, and more common than you may think. For generations of New Englanders, a shot of vinegar was a morning ritual. Taken daily, a tablespoon of unfiltered apple cider vinegar can help support immune function and digestive functions.
What is Fire Cider? To the base of certified organic apple cider vinegar, we’ve added whole, raw, certified organic oranges, lemons, onions, ginger, horseradish, habanero pepper, garlic and turmeric. We let this mixture steep for 6 weeks at room temperature, to preserve the living vinegar culture and delicate flavors of the ingredients. Lastly, we blend a generous helping of raw wildflower honey into the mix. The result is potent but balanced, offering layers of sweet, tart and spice.
We only put the best into our tonic and that goes for all our packaging too. The amber glass bottles that we package our tonic in not only look cool, they are completely recyclable, even the plastic caps! The brown glass protects from damage due to sunlight so you can keep your bottle anywhere. Even our shipping materials and labels are all recycled, recyclable, and/or compostable. Oh, and our warehouse is solar powered- Love Your Mother Earth! The result is potent but balanced, offering layers of sweet, tart and spice.
Fire Cider tastes great on its own, or as an addition to tea, juice or salad and other recipes like:
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