FAQ’s

Our Products

What is cold-pressed juice?

Cold-pressed juice is a convenient and beneficial way to enjoy raw fruits and vegetables. Using a hydraulic press, the nectar of fruits and vegetables are extracted directly from the pulp. Unlike blending or grinding, cold-pressing juice won’t denature or degrade fruits and vegetables by exposing produce to unnecessary heat and friction. This means you enjoy the most concentrated amount of vital nutrients and enzymes.

What is HPP? Why do you never HPP?

High pressure processing (HPP) is a cold pasteurization technique that subjects liquid and solid foods to pressures between 100 and 800 mpa.

Many juice producers use this technique to extend their products’ shelf life by inactivating bad bacteria (sometimes as much as 10 times longer than non-HPP’d juice). While this process inactivates the bad bacteria, it also inactivates the good bacteria. At Village Juicery, we believe that this vegetative flora and bacteria play a critical role in digestion and are needed to support proper nutrition.

In our opinion, choosing HPP is about supply chain challenges and profits – not about nutrition. In fact, some of our recipes, such as Be Clean, can’t be HPP’d due to their lack of acidity and PH balance. We refuse to live without our deep green drinks as they are so valuable in alkalizing and detoxifying the body.

Are you 100% organic?

At Village Juicery, we are committed to delivering products that are 100% certified organic. We avoid GMOs and believe that organic fruits and vegetables have higher nutritional value.

We also support organic farmers who avoid toxic pesticides and are contributing to the health of our environment by reducing pollutants in groundwater and are creating richer soil that aids in plant growth while reducing erosion.

Why glass?

Not only does glass better preserve the quality of our juices, but it also has many environmental benefits: Glass produced from recycled glass reduces related air pollution by 20% and related water pollution by 50%. Recycling glass also reduces the space in landfills that would otherwise be taken up by used bottles and jars.

Are your ingredients local?

 

We try to source our organic ingredients through local sources. Many of our fruits and vegetables come from Canadian farms. Pfenning’s Organic Farm is a partner of Village Juicery.

 

 

Why is your juice so pricey?

We believe in providing you with the highest quality products available, which begins with high quality, organic and often local fruits and vegetables. We support organic farmers and small businesses and offer them a fair price for their produce. Everything on our menu is 100% organic. We never HPP our juices to extend their shelf life and we use glass bottles to preserve the quality of our products.,

Where is your juice made?

Based in Toronto, we are a leading producer and distributor of cold-pressed juice. Every morning, we hand pick fruits and vegetables from local suppliers and press them every night in our production facility. We work all night and deliver your juice to the store the next morning. This means you get the freshest juice possible.

How long do your juices last?

Our juices are 100% organic and are pressed every day. They do not contain any preservatives or additives and are never HPP’d. In order to get the maximum amount of nutrients, our juices should be consumed within 3-5 days of being purchased. An expiry date is stamped onto every bottle we produce.

Are your products vegan?

Yes, we are proud to provide vegan, raw, 100% organic plant-based nutrition. All of cold pressed juices are made with fruits, vegetables and nuts and do not contain any animal product.

One exception is honey which we use medicinally in a few of our products.

What products are you planning on adding?

We have a core line up of cold-pressed juices, freshly squeezed juices, handmade nut milks, shots, breakfast, salads hot drinks and tonics. We will be introducing a rotating menu that features flavours of the season in unique and nutritious recipes. If there is a certain product you would like us to carry, let us know.

What should I do with the empty bottles?

We have a recycling program that offers you a credit towards your next purchase for any bottles you return to the store. The bottles are then pressure-washed and sanitized.

You are also more than welcome to keep your empty bottles and reuse them. They make excellent water bottles, home decor accents and storage containers. Check out our Instagram feed for cool ideas.

Please see our Loyalty Program for more information!

Do you have a Loyalty Program?

Yes! To show our gratitude for your loyalty and patronage, the Village Rewards Program offers up to 6% back on your daily purchases in the following ways:

  • Bottle return credits for every bottle you return:
    • Growlers: $1.00
    • 1L: $0.50
    • 500ml: $0.25
    • 250ml/jars: $0.20
    • 60ml: $0.05
  • 2% of all purchases are accrued as Village Juicery Reward Dollars and stored on your Village Juicery loyalty account.
  • Complimentary Birthday Juice + Exclusive Offers and Promotions!

Can you deliver direct to my personal home?

Currently, we do not deliver direct for individual orders. However, you can order through our online purveyors: Farms & ForksFresh City Farms and Mama Earth Organics. For large group orders and corporate orders of 20 bottles or more, please email us at info@villagejuicery.com or call us at (647) 344-0540.

General health

Why juice?

Drinking juice is the most natural and quickest way to increase your consumption of raw fruit and vegetables. Our modern diet, which often consists of convenient, processed food, doesn’t give us all the nutrients we need. This results in poor nutrition, obesity and high incidence rates of disease. 95% of vitamins and enzymes our bodies require can be found in the juice of raw produce. Drinking the right juice is a better, more natural alternative to taking supplements and multivitamins as it is more efficiently absorbed into our system.

Research shows that people who drink juice daily have greater energy, glowing complexions, high performing immune systems and a reduced risk of disease. As a result, they live happier, more active and balanced lifestyles.

Is your juice a meal replacement?

We like to think of our cold-pressed juices, nut milks and shots as a meal enhancement rather than a meal replacement. Our products are designed to help you meet your nutritional daily requirements and as a complement to your busy, active lifestyle. We recommend drinking juice just before or between meals to get its maximum nutritional benefits.

Can I use your product as part of a cleanse?

Yes, our products can be used as part of a juice fast. However, we believe there is no standard ‘one size fits all’ kind of cleanse, which is why we have developed personalized Reset Programs that are tailored to you based on your health and lifestyle goals.  Our Reset Programs include a one-on-one consultation with our on-site nutritionist who, with you, will develop a program that helps your body prepare, eliminate and reset in a meaningful way. For more information, visit our Reset Programs page.

Before starting any cleanse, we recommend you consult your physician, especially if you have a medical condition like diabetes.

What is alkaline water?

Alkaline water is water that has been ionized through a filtration system, raising its pH level from neutral to more alkaline.

Drinking alkaline water helps us neutralize the acidity in our bodies, which can come from consuming acidic foods like meat, dairy, processed foods and beverages like soft drinks and coffee. We use currently use alkaline water in our nut milks . Packed with natural antioxidants, alkaline water can help to fight free radicals, give you more energy and slow the aging process.

Can I drink your juice if I have diabetes?

People with diabetes need to be cautious when drinking juices high in natural sugars since these sugars can cause blood glucose levels to rise. Our products contain a ‘What’s Inside?’ label that can help you gauge the level of sugar content by breaking down the ingredients based on greens, root vegetables and fruits.

If you are unsure about whether you can consume cold-pressed juice, consult with your physician first.

Can I drink your juice if I’m pregnant or have a weakened immune system?

Because our juices are raw and unpasteurized, you should consult with your doctor before consuming. Participating in a juice cleanse during pregnancy is not recommended.

Will I lose weight on a cleanse?

Our cold-pressed juices are designed to complement your busy, active lifestyle. While our juices can be used as part of a cleanse, which may result in weight loss, it is not our main focus.

We believe moderation is key to any diet, and the best way to lose weight and keep it off is to make healthy lifestyle changes that are easy to maintain. Our cold-pressed juices, nut milks and shots are a convenient and natural way to get your nutritional daily requirements.

Along with a well-balanced diet and moderate exercise, people who drink juice daily report to have greater energy and glowing complexions. Studies also show that they have higher performing immune systems and a reduced risk of disease. As a result, people live happier, more active and balanced lifestyles, and are not necessarily focused on the numbers they see on the scale.

How do I get my protein and fibre from juices?

Believe it or not, a lot of fruits and vegetables contain protein. Some protein-rich vegetables we include in our juices are: kale, parsley, carrots, collards, and sweet potato. Our nut milks, which are made with raw, 100% organic almonds and cashews, are also a great source of protein.

Because our juices are cold pressed, most of the fibre content is lost when the juice is extracted. However, this process enables your body to absorb nutrients most efficiently. We encourage you to maintain a balanced diet and offer a full-range of fibre-rich smoothies and take-away snacks for you in our retail store.

Do you add sugar to any of your products?

Our products do not contain any added sugar. Any sweetness you taste comes naturally from fruits and root vegetables like beets and sweet potatoes. Some of our products, such as Be Happy, are sweetened with 100% Canadian dark-grade maple syrup.

What is the daily recommendation consumption for your juice?

Each 500 ml bottle of Village Juicery contains roughly 2-3 pounds of produce, which is the equivalent of 6-8 full salads and is more than the daily recommended intake of fruits and vegetables.

Be a villager

Are you hiring?

We’re always on the lookout for people who are passionate about raw, 100% organic plant-based nutrition. If you have the Be a Villager attitude of providing excellent customer service and enjoy engaging, educational dialogue about our products, we want to hear from you.

Visit our Join the team page for any available positions.

What types of charitable organizations do you support?

We are proud to support charitable organizations that educate and promote plant-based nutrition research, healthy and active lifestyles as well as organic sustainable practices.

For instance, we have partnered with The Frocktail Party, which has raised more than $200,000 to help cure, better and prevent type 1 diabetes for Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.

Purveyors

How do I become a purveyor?

If you are restaurant, brick-and-mortar or online retailer committed to providing convenient access to raw, organic, delicious plant-based nutrition, we want to hear from you.

Visit our Become a purveyor page to learn more or contact us at 647.248.8399

What are the benefits of partnering with Village Juicery?

As one of our purveyors, you will help to improve the everyday health of our community by providing convenient access to raw, organic, delicious plant-based nutrition.

Working with us means working with a team that wants to see you succeed. Whether you are a restaurant, brick-and-mortar or online retailer, we will help you build an exciting line-up of products catered to your clientele. We will provide you with product training, distribution and retail support as well as any marketing collateral you may need.