Did you know that prior to a change in 2014 that antibiotics were approved by the USDA National Organic Board as a chemical that could be sprayed on "organic" apple trees?
Healthy Traditions has a ZERO tolerance level for synthetic chemicals sprayed on apple trees, even those approved by USDA organic standards. We prefer traditional methods of controlling pests and fungus when it comes to maintaining healthy fruit orchards.
Unlike most other organic apple cider vinegars sold in the market that are mass produced, where the supply of apples comes from many suppliers, ourApple Cider Vinegarwith "Mother" is made by hand on a single small family farm in Wisconsin. This high quality and great tasting vinegar starts by hand picking a mixture of apples that are suited perfectly for cider, imparting a depth of flavors to the vinegar that is unique.
The apples are grown in Wisconsin on a certified organic orchard that practices traditional agriculture by using livestock to maintain the orchard floor.
By rotating different animals in the orchard the caretakers are able to reduce weeds and insects that would hinder the apple production.
Even though some antibiotics have been approved for apple production in organic systems and used by some organic orchards, the caretakers here are opposed to the use of any antibiotics or chemicals and instead have selected varieties of apples that are naturally resistant to disease and fungus.
As an added assurance, samples of each harvest of the apples are tested yearly for the presence of glyphosate found in the world's most popular herbicide, and none has been found so far.
Once the apples are picked they are pressed to make cider and then stored in stainless steel vats to ferment where the sugar is turned into alcohol. From there the "Mother" imparts a bacteria to the mixture that feeds on the alcohol and in a second fermentation transforms the hard cider to vinegar with no residual alcohol left over.
The vinegar is hand bottled into a 1 quart amber glass Boston Round growler, that protects the delicate vinegar from the damaging effects of light. The bottle is attractive and reusable and comes fitted with a premium phenolic cap. The vinegar is raw and unfiltered to contain the "Mother."
This high quality carefully crafted Apple Cider Vinegar is truly one of the finest artisanal Apple Cider Vinegars you can find anywhere today!
Our Apple Cider Vinegar is:
Packaged in amber glass for protection
Unfiltered and contains the "Mother"
Raw and unpasteurized
Made in small batches by hand from a single farm
Naturally fermented from apples that are tested yearly for pesticides and chemicals