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Avid juicers, owners Scott Walker and Erin Gomez were eager to heal the local community from the inside out.

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Avid juicers, owners Scott Walker and Erin Gomez were eager to heal the local community from the inside out.


Juice Ranch Opens

New Spot to Score Cold-Pressed Juice


Saturday, December 29, 2012
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Slated to open this month, Juice Ranch will be Santa Barbara’s first organic cold-pressed juice shop — locally owned, locally sourced, and 100-percent organic. Avid juicers, owners Scott Walker and Erin Gomez were eager to heal the local community from the inside out.

“A big vision for our tiny shop is to educate our community about juice, food, health, and the environment,” said Gomez. “Our goal is to set the bar high by providing only top-quality organic produce — our juice tastes as good as it is healthy!

“We are so incredibly lucky to live in a beautiful environment that allows a bounty of our food source to grow in our own backyard,” Gomez continued. “Just about everything on our menu will be from local farmers.”

Juice Ranch juices.
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Juice Ranch juices.

Featured farms will include Tutti Frutti Farms, Shepherd Farms, John Givens Farm, Good Land Organics, Earthtrine Farm, Somers Ranches, and Ellwood Canyon Farms (to name a few!). Working alongside farmers, Juice Ranch will offer a menu that changes seasonally, just as nature intended.

Once the store is up and running, Juice Ranch will be working with nutritionists to create personalized alternative therapies, nurturing the community through fresh produce — one juice at a time.

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What, where, when, why --- the writer forgot The Where. What is the location? Even a general clue would be informative; i.e., downtown, IV, La Cumbre. Help ! Also, heal what? Specifics, please.

PennyPoet (anonymous profile)
December 29, 2012 at 10:32 a.m. (Suggest removal)

33 Parker Way, Santa Barbara, 93101
(805) 845-4657

http://www.juiceranch.com

Ken_Volok (anonymous profile)
December 29, 2012 at 12:18 p.m. (Suggest removal)

Try this one at home: plant two $30 orange trees in your backyard to have a year-round seasonal harvest for your own fresh squeezed "organic" juice. Then drink tap water if you want hydration without either cost or calories.

Calculate the money saved and put it in your Roth retirement account. Both your fiscal and financial health will think you later. This too will heal you from the inside out.

Oblati (anonymous profile)
December 30, 2012 at 8:51 a.m. (Suggest removal)

Wasn't that location a marijuana dispensary?

AZ2SB (anonymous profile)
December 30, 2012 at 10:01 a.m. (Suggest removal)

Yeah everybody has a Roth retirement account, space for two orange trees, and time to make juice everyday.

Ken_Volok (anonymous profile)
December 30, 2012 at 10:11 a.m. (Suggest removal)

Maybe people COULD have a retirement account if they didn't spend money on overpriced juice and coffee drinks??? Hand squeezing 2 oranges takes less time than standing in line at the juice store and doesn't cost the time/gas to get there. And I'll bet that juice made from farmer's market or store oranges is cheaper than buying cold-pressed whatever....

JohnLocke (anonymous profile)
December 30, 2012 at 10:20 a.m. (Suggest removal)

Jeez you'd think they opened a salt cave or something.

Ken_Volok (anonymous profile)
December 30, 2012 at 10:23 a.m. (Suggest removal)

And what a nice social alternative to a booze bar.

Ken_Volok (anonymous profile)
December 30, 2012 at 11:36 a.m. (Suggest removal)

Is one franchise selling over-priced New Age junk products or services all that much different from any other? Are these the best business plans young people are coming up whit today to boost our city and state economy, as well as their own? Oy.

Buy miniature citrus trees and grow them in a wine barrel. Get the city to put in fruit trees somewhere in your neighborhood. Rent a community garden plot.

Encourage a neighbor with some land to let you plant your fruit trees. Or politely ask if you can harvest the extra crops from many of the mature trees throughout this entire town.

Yes by all means if your local hydroponic store can tell you how to grown pot in your bedroom closet, surely they can help you harvest oranges in your living room.

Cutting two oranges in half and squeezing them in a glass provides your serving of adequate daily citrus nutrients - or how about maybe just eating the peeled orange whole or in slices. Imagine the extra calories burned carrying out that onerous task.

Oblati (anonymous profile)
December 30, 2012 at 11:39 a.m. (Suggest removal)

How to open a Roth IRA? You go to a bank or brokerage firm and open one.

Then you put money up to certain limits into it and it grows tax free. Then after you retire or reach the appropriate age, you get to take the entire contents out tax free after that time.

It is stupid not to start a Roth IRA. Now. Even with lousy interest rates and a gloomy investment future in Obama's America.

The other alternative is to spend this money on New Age hucksterism, superstition and magic totems and have even less to show for your money both now and in the future.

A penny saved is still a penny saved when it is not flushed down the hatch and then down the drain, never to be seen again.

Oblati (anonymous profile)
December 30, 2012 at 11:57 a.m. (Suggest removal)

I wouldn't really call juice a New Age thing. A penny invested in a local business is always better than a penny invested in some vampire corporation or bank. I would think people would be congratulating these entrepreneurs but somehow juice is now a threatening substance.

Ken_Volok (anonymous profile)
December 30, 2012 at 12:09 p.m. (Suggest removal)

Selling juice is selling juice. This outfit sells juice as a lifestyle with all the attendant NewAge clap-trap which only jacks up the price of the juice, providing nothing of value in return which is worse than "vampire corporations or banks" who at least add true value interest or dividends to the investment.

If you want to call this entrepreneurialism, I suggest you get a copy of Business Economics for Dummies 101.

But yes, they did employ an army of construction workers in what appears to be substantial pre-development costs, pay for city permits, etc .... all to sell something everyone can already make on their own, at a fraction of the price and with far less carbon foot-print?

Oh well, wealth redistribution is this century's new theme. Let it start at home.

Oblati (anonymous profile)
December 30, 2012 at 12:24 p.m. (Suggest removal)

Would you prefer they sell crack?

Ken_Volok (anonymous profile)
December 30, 2012 at 1:30 p.m. (Suggest removal)

I'm lucky enough to have a medium sized valencia orange tree (15-ft drip ring). Even though it's very productive, there's never enough fruit to last long. So I supplement by buying bags at Farmers Market ... $4 for 5 pounds was the rate last season. MIght consider buying boxes down in Filmore or Ojai if down there.

The best value electric citrus juicer out there is the Krups ZX720***. Works on other fruit like pomegranets too. Get it on sale at Crate & Barrel or Amazon.

EastBeach (anonymous profile)
December 30, 2012 at 2:24 p.m. (Suggest removal)

Yes! Wealth redistribution! seems to always come up around those with cuz they hate those w/o and of course we know nothing about business, business models, investing, or anything but new age shucking and jiving. Dance on you modern day slavemasters.

spacey (anonymous profile)
December 30, 2012 at 3:06 p.m. (Suggest removal)

Wealth re-distribution comes in many forms:

One is the wiling buyer meeting the willing seller. New Age shuck and jive qualifies here. Okay.

Another is taxation under penalty of law getting redistributed based upon some political agenda. This one gets creepy.

Still another is sitting around waiting for an inheritance to pay off. This is a uniquely SB specialty soon to be jeopardized by Obama estate tax increases. (See above)

Progressive talk radio which has many fans here asks only to push a re-set button which would confiscate all currently accumulated wealth and then redistribute it in equal amounts, across the board to everyone else.

Conservative wags have long noted even if all accumulated wealth were redistributed across the board, it would be back in the same hands three generations later.

Oblati (anonymous profile)
December 30, 2012 at 3:33 p.m. (Suggest removal)

Give it a rest.

Ken_Volok (anonymous profile)
December 30, 2012 at 4:03 p.m. (Suggest removal)

billclausen (anonymous profile)
December 30, 2012 at 6:25 p.m. (Suggest removal)

Aw lawd, here come the obama is a ; 1. scarry ghost 2. communist 3. socialist paranoias. If obama was white with the last name Carlson, he'd be loved by all the party poopers ready to dump all over America in the next few days (like the last few years), instead we get nothing done and still have to listen to idiocy about wealth distribution from the scaredy cats clinging to green backs. Orange you glad we didn't get Romney from the planet Kolob? Leave the real, small business owners be.

spacey (anonymous profile)
December 30, 2012 at 7:30 p.m. (Suggest removal)

yes, spacey, it's agreed. And O you have such a way with words, "I suggest you get a copy of Business Economics for Dummies 101." Gosh, how great to be your neighbor!
I have two small orange trees and they're coming into a glorious orange-hue right now, should be ideal by end of Jan.

DrDan (anonymous profile)
December 30, 2012 at 8:42 p.m. (Suggest removal)

Thy sell a lot more than just orange juice, hence it's a juice bar not an orange juice bar.

Ken_Volok (anonymous profile)
December 30, 2012 at 9:11 p.m. (Suggest removal)

Wheat Grass! Yum!

dou4now (anonymous profile)
December 31, 2012 at 5:51 a.m. (Suggest removal)

Congrats to Scott and Erin. Juice on!

loatree (anonymous profile)
December 31, 2012 at 7:27 a.m. (Suggest removal)

"Still another is sitting around waiting for an inheritance to pay off. This is a uniquely SB specialty soon to be jeopardized by Obama estate tax increases. (See above)

Progressive talk radio which has many fans here asks only to push a re-set button which would confiscate all currently accumulated wealth and then redistribute it in equal amounts, across the board to everyone else."
-- Oblati

That's why I like your posts, Oblati. You never exaggerate or pontificate. Write on!

SezMe (anonymous profile)
December 31, 2012 at 4:57 p.m. (Suggest removal)

Ever stop to think that maybe they just want to have a cool juice bar? Is any of this partisan ideological pontification at all relevant? Is it just another opportunity to shove your whack ideas down people's throats?

Ken_Volok (anonymous profile)
December 31, 2012 at 5:39 p.m. (Suggest removal)

I can assure you (DrDan and Spacey) that the Right-Wingers would hate Obama even if he were 100% White.

The beauty of political bigots is that they hate ideological opponents of all colors. Remember how Bush and Clinton were vilified?

billclausen (anonymous profile)
December 31, 2012 at 5:55 p.m. (Suggest removal)

Clinton got in trouble with juices as I recall.

Ken_Volok (anonymous profile)
December 31, 2012 at 6:41 p.m. (Suggest removal)

NEW RULE: All subsequent comments must contain the word juice properly used in a sentence.

Ken_Volok (anonymous profile)
December 31, 2012 at 6:42 p.m. (Suggest removal)

Juice Newton was a successful singer back in the 1980's.

billclausen (anonymous profile)
January 1, 2013 at 2:21 a.m. (Suggest removal)

SezMe SezTrue & indeed O's knee-jerk exaggerations prove s/he's ever-juiced with rightwing tripe.

DrDan (anonymous profile)
January 1, 2013 at 6:55 a.m. (Suggest removal)

And we all know O.J. was in fact the real killer.

Oblati (anonymous profile)
January 1, 2013 at 10:52 a.m. (Suggest removal)

This is juice perfect.

Ken_Volok (anonymous profile)
January 1, 2013 at 12:01 p.m. (Suggest removal)

I like carrot orange juice and I'm not about to grow my own carrots. Plus, I'm buying whatever she is selling.

sbgobig (anonymous profile)
January 4, 2013 at 8:19 p.m. (Suggest removal)

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