by Nikki Grey
July 26, 2012 6:29 AM
If you think going on a juice cleanse sounds like a good idea but aren’t excited about the amount of work it requires, then Vibrant Earth Juices might be just the thing for you. Santa Barbara nutritionist Jill Latham started her business, Vibrant Earth Juices, about a year ago after she noticed many of her clients would benefit from a cleanse but were daunted by the idea. She began delivering the juices she developed to local customers.
Although the three- and five-day cleanses ($195 and $325, respectively) that come in fruit and vegetable juices still can be purchased for delivery, Ms. Latham is now selling the drinks individually ($8) at Plow to Porch Organics Inc., located on upper State Street.
Four of the juices contain fruits and vegetables, such as Immunity, a pineapple, pear, lemon and mint concoction that also includes flax oil, and Calm, which features kale, beets, carrot, ginger, flax oil and cucumber with strawberry and apple. Other products include a nut milk drink and detox juice.
The benefits of juicing with these products include having more energy. “The goal is to push the reset button,” Ms. Latham said. “It kind of gets you back to a very basic eating pattern.”
Ms. Latham says that the juices eliminate most of the work and cost for clients who want to experience the health effects of a juice cleanse.
“I wanted to provide a juice that makes it as simple as possible.” Plow to Porch Organics is located at 3204 State St. You also can purchase at www.vibrantearthjuices.com.
This past Friday was an incredible moment for me when I won Woman Entrepreneur of the Year in Emerging Business for Vibrant Earth Juices. Presented by The Spirit of Entrepreneurship Foundation, I was nominated along with two other amazing businesses, Chapala Gardens and Gray Electrical Consulting + Engineering, both based in Santa Barbara, CA. When they called my name, I can’t tell you how excited I was. It truly was the culmination of 2 years of incredibly hard work and I felt so incredibly honored to be presented with this award. It just goes to show…hard work really does pay off. So again, THANK YOU to the SOE Foundation. I am so blessed!!!
A big THANK YOU to the juice guru himself, Max, founder of LivingMaxwell and his amazing, in-depth, Pressed Organic Juice Directory, for our Denver feature. It was such a pleasure speaking to him on the phone (he literally knows everyone in the juice biz) and honored to be part of his world. Take a read!!
Vibrant Earth Juices Leaves California, Ready to Make a Big Splash in Denver
Written by Max Goldberg on May 9, 2013
It is not often that you see a pressed organic juice company close up shop and relaunch in a brand new city thousands of miles away.
But that is exactly what Jill Latham did.
And my prediction is that it will turn out to be a very savvy move for this founder of Vibrant Earth Juices, an organic juice business that operated for the last few years in Santa Barbara, California and is now based in Denver.
While personal reasons were a big factor in her decision to leave California, the potential growth opportunity in Colorado was also a huge draw.
“There are no significant juice companies in Denver, and it is a market that is in need of this product, especially since residents here are so health-conscious and love to exercise. With family in Colorado, I thought it would be a great place to build the business.”
Even though Jill Latham is new to Denver, she is hardly a beginner to the pressed organic juice world. Aside from being one of the very first entrants in the Santa Barbara market, Vibrant Earth Juices has built up a national clientele to whom she ships via overnight delivery her organic juices.
As of now, Vibrant Earth Juices delivers cleanses and juices a la carte throughout the Denver area. Yet, much bigger plans are in the works.
In the next month or so, Denver residents should expect to see a Vibrant Earth Juices truck, which will be in different locations throughout the city selling pressed juice and superfood smoothies. Additionally, by the end of the year, Jill Latham hopes to have her first retail location up and running in the Lower Highlands area. And she’s got a really smart product line that will be introduced this winter: organic soups.
As a Registered Dietician and as someone who holds a masters degree in nutrition, Jill Latham brings much more to the table than just great tasting juices. For her, it is also about providing education and getting clients to understand the nutritional implications of a cleanse.
Denver residents should be extremely grateful that an experienced juice entrepreneur has rolled into town and will be working hard to keep them healthy.
We have finally arrived in our new home! Denver, Colorado!!!
We are so excited to be here and share our juice love with this amazing city and state. Of course, it was really sad to leave Santa Barbara, the inspiration and original home of VEJ, however, being close to family is of utmost importance so this move was an important one.
We are in the process of having a juice trailer built for the LoHi area, but in the meantime, our juice production is up and running. We are happy to deliver wherever, so if you are in the area and want to try our organic, cold pressed juices, email us at info@vibrantearthjuices.
In health and happiness,