This week I had a chance to sit down with Rachel Sieve, one of the creative minds behind Nice Juicery, a local, cold pressed juicery based out of Alexandria, MN. What a privilege to talk to an up and coming entrepreneur that not only calls Alexandria home, but also has a passion for serving others and sharing her expertise with them! Rachel and her husband Patrick started Nice Juicery in 2015. Sieve shared, “we want Alexandria to feel like this business belongs to the community as it is the birthplace of Nice Juicery and provides continuous inspiration for our products.”
Here at ORB, we love promoting local businesses and wanted to dive into what it takes to get a unique business like Nice Juicery up and going here in Alexandria. It was exciting to hear about the Juicery’s small beginnings. “We met with the Department of Agriculture and also a health inspector,” Sieve commented. The couple was seeking expert advice to see if their idea would be a possibility as Nice Juicery is the only cold pressed juicery in central Minnesota. Their second hurdle was finding an affordable commercial grade juicer. After the initial start-up steps were complete, the Juicery started selling their products at the local farmers market. By December of 2015, they were seeing exponential growth and needing their own space to keep up with the demand. After many hours of sweat and hard work, Nice Juicery moved in to their newly renovated space at 203 6th Ave E, just off of Broadway. They have now been open for about a year in their downtown location.
Nice Juicery’s products are unique because they are not pasteurized like juice sold in the store. The juice is not heated in any way to keep it as nutrient dense and as rich with enzymes as possible. Sieve loves the creativity that this business allows and is excited to share Nice Juicery with more people in the future.
Patrick and Rachel welcome everyone to check out Nice Juicery on Facebook and Instagram, their website at www.nicejuicery.com or to stop by for a refreshment at their downtown Alexandria shop.
Photo courtesy of Nice Juicery.