What’s Switchel?

What is switchel? Crafted in Vermont using authentic ingredients, this one-of-a-kind beverage combines the natural sweetness of maple syrup with the tanginess of organic apple cider vinegar–with added hints of lemon, ginger and molasses. Switchel was traditionally used by Vermont farmers to slake their thirst and provide natural energy while haying.  As a modern day alternative to conventional sports drinks, Switchel provides hydration therapy and restores depleted minerals in the body.  It has a crisp, clean flavor with a long, smooth finish. 

Like most dairy farmers at the time, our ancestors would mix up a jug of Switchel in the morning and put it in a nearby brook while they were haying. This beverage would keep them satiated until they made it back to the farmhouse in the evening.  

So Switchel is delicious, good for you, and an icon of our agrarian heritage.  Slake and Enjoy!


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Edible Green Mountains Fall 2012

Seven Days Burlington

Times Argus May 2013

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Local Banquet Winter 2014

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