Frank, a German native who moved to Vernon in 1999, thought back to his roots: the meadow orchards. In the German countryside, farmers use the wide boughs of the alkmene apple trees to shade cattle through summer. In the fall, the neighbours gather together, with the fruit from their meadow orchards, to make apple juice. It’s a post-harvest party that lasts well into the night.
And so, the idea for the Mobile Juice Factory was born. Months later, Deiter was standing in front of a trailer, custom-built with the latest technology, the highest quality stainless steel and the finest European craftsmanship. In an hour, that equipment would turn 1,760 pounds of apples into 500 litres of fresh and flavourful pasteurized juice.
A BIG SUCCESS!
In 2011, Frank took his Mobile Juice Factory on the road. The results? In less than a year, the Mobile Juice Factory had hosted 45 juicing events across the Thompson-Okanagan and had inspired four other entrepreneurs to purchase their own mobile juice unit.
The Mobile Juice Factory has been successful in so many ways. It gives growers the chance to earn extra revenue from fruit that otherwise would have gone to waste. It gives people in the community the chance to drink delicious, locally produced juice, squeezed right before their eyes!