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Interested in stocking Fire Cider in your stores, cafe, bar, or restaurant? We’d love to make you part of the feel-good family!

Did you know you have 2 options for carrying Fire Cider? You can order directly from us (complete your application now), or you can order from one of our distribution partners. Find the distributor closest to you or become one!

FAQs

DO YOU OFFER SAMPLES OF YOUR TONICS?

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Of course! Sampling is the best way to learn about our tonics. If you’re interested in stocking our tonics but you’d like to know how it tastes first, please reach out to our Sales team at wholesale@shirecityherbals.com for a free sample bottle for your store. If you're already a retail partner, we offer sampling kits and so much more for your in-store demos and events. Please reach out to our team at customerservice@shirecityherbals.com and tell us how we can help make our tonics a success in your location!

CAN EVERYBODY DRINK YOUR TONICS?

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The raw honey we use in our tonics is not recommended for humans of the tiny variety—that is, two years old or younger. We also don't recommend our tonics for your pets.

HOW SHOULD I EXPLAIN YOUR TONICS?

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We have a few simple guidelines we always use when introducing new customers to our tonics. First, make sure they're aware that these are not read-to-use apple cider vinegar drinks, and are meant to be sipped in small quantities. Second, tell them the flavor profile (Fire Cider is spicy, Elderberry is tart and sweet) and that they're made with apple cider vinegar, rather than apple cider; while most people like surprises, not all are on board with hot or tangy flavors when they've got sweet juice on their minds. Third, because some folks have allergies or dietary restrictions, it's important to mention all the ingredients. This leads us to our final point: all ingredients are raw, certified organic, and easy to find at any good grocery store - no additives, preservatives, pesticides, or other unhealthy stuff - so each bottle is pure, unadulterated awesomeness.

WHERE THE HECK ARE YOU GUYS?

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Shire City Herbals makes the tonic magic happen right here in our hometown, Pittsfield; which is the county seat and capital of the rustic, phenomenally handsome, and culturally rich Berkshires at the western end of the wicked cool state of Massachusetts. The Berkshire “brand” is hot these days and lots of customers recognize it. So keep that tidbit tucked into your pocketful of selling points.

WHERE DO YOU GET YOUR INGREDIENTS?

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We’re super picky, and use only the highest-quality, most nutritious ingredients from USDA-Certified Organic farmers. This is important to us for two reasons. First, it means that farmers are paid fairly for their hard work. Second, it means that they adhere to farming best practices, which enrich, rather than deplete, the ecosystem. We have our own USDA-Certified Organic designation, as well, through Baystate Organic Certifiers in Massachusetts.

How should your tonics be consumed?

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We love it straight out of the shot glass—a tablespoon a day, rain or shine, keeps us on our toes and puts some pep in our step! This is the most traditional use of apple cider vinegar based tonics, which date back hundreds of years in Europe and Asia, and to pilgrim times here in New England. But our tonics can also be mixed into cocktails, tea, juices, salad dressing, sauces and condiments, and other recipes for modern flair. Check out our recipes for inspiration.

I've got other questions about Shire City Herbals tonics!

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We’ve got answers for you and your staff! Feel free to download and share our Fire Cider FAQ and Store Sampling Guide. As always, we are ready to help with anything else. Send an email to customerservice@shirecityherbals.com or give us a call at 413-213-6700.

I'D LIKE TO REQUEST A DONATION OR SPONSORSHIP FOR MY ORGANIZATION

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We love to help support store and community events whenever possible! If your business or organization is interested in a donation or sponsorship, please fill out this form at least 4 weeks prior to your event.

READY TO CARRY OUR TONICS?

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Complete your application!

If you've got other questions about our tonics we are always ready to help!
Email us anytime at customerservice@shirecityherbals.com

Give us a call at 413-213-6700

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