Meet Melora Johnson, the Juice Girl, 505 Miller Avenue, sharing home with Yolo.
Providing her two children with nutrient rich foods has always been a priority for Johnson, and like most parents, she often had to sneak it in. Finding that juicing was a great option for just that, she often experimented to find delicious combinations — and in sharing her creations with friends, the Juice Girl realized she was on to something.
Less than a year ago, her entrepreneurial side kicked in, recognizing there was no option for fresh made, cold-pressed, 100% organic juices in the area. And after making friends with the owner of Yolo, yogurt lounge, they decided it was a perfect match.
The Juice Girl has been making all of her juices fresh daily, from produce purchased at Mill Valley farmer's markets, for a month now and has already had to upgrade her equipment.
Selling out almost daily since her Sept. 18 opening, it was very clear soon after opening she would need a bigger press.
"I am so excited by the response I have received," she smiled, telling Patch that she is having a great time doing what she loves, and making people happy along the way.
Now that the giant new press is up and running, Johnson can produce, what would have normally been a days work, in just a few minutes. Because of that she now plans to enhance her menu with completely customizable juice cleanses, such as detoxes, antioxidant blends and liver love beet concoctions.
Find Juice Girl on Facebook to keep up with her ever changing menu, order custom juices and get fun nutrition factoids like "Not only will this spicy water warm you up from the inside, but cayenne pepper is believed to have all sorts of wonderful benefits. Anti allergen, digestive aid, anti cold and flu, detox support, anti irritant easing upset stomach, sore throats, coughs. Combined with lemon and filtered water this drink packs a wonderful punch."