We work closely with our family over at Willy’s ACV. The exciting healthy lifestyle focused drinks and supplements created on the Willy’s Herefordshire family organic farm, just up the road.
Willy’s ACV is created by William Chase, made with organic ingredients, each with the health giving ‘Mother’ which helps create a healthy gut and give natural energy. We caught up with Will to explain about his new healthy lifestyle and range of products. Check out our Willys ‘Mock-tails’ at the bar, or make your own at home. See our recipe of the month here. Willy’s products can be purchased in our new healthy shop at the Verzon. Are you on it?
“MY STORY SO FAR
Willy’s is my third and most exciting brand launch yet. Tyrrells, Chase, Willy’s – I find nothing more satisfying than making something from scratch at source. The farmer in me is also the reason I take immense pleasure from making things myself. I want to go to the trouble of growing, harvesting, pressing, fermenting, bottling and even designing the product myself. Pedigree and taste is everything to me. I want people to feel more connected to their food and appreciate that it isn’t always just a process, it’s a way of life. You will hear me talking a lot about my 300 year old orchards at Laddin Farm and ‘The Mother’ in my apple cider vinegar – she’s 100% real and alive in every bottle I produce.
WHY APPLE CIDER VINEGAR?
I have traded potatoes for most of my life but was fortunate to inherit 200 acres of untouched old organic orchards when I moved to Laddin Farm in 2005. It’s in a village called Little Miracle, a beautiful and fruitful place in Herefordshire.
I fell in love with the old trees. The sense of balance in the old orchards was incredible and I felt it was my duty to preserve it. The apples made the most incredible cider and having learnt the craft of fermenting alcohol, I soon realised that a new trend for fermented health foods was gathering momentum, and tried my hand at the next step of creating apple cider vinegar with the help of ‘The Mother’. Are you on it?”
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Why Apple Cider Vinegar ‘ACV’?
Apple Cider Vinegar, one of nature’s gifts made from the humble apple. So much more than a cupboard staple! Willy’s ACV with ‘The Mother’ contains probiotic bacteria; acetobacter and lactobacillus and with a ph of 5, can help support an alkaline diet. Whilst Apple Cider Vinegar is slightly acidic in ph, when metabolized within the body, Apple Cider Vinegar actually promotes alkalinity, along with other foods like lentils, fresh green leafy vegetables, fruit and nuts.
What is ‘The Mother’?
We don’t heat treat our Apple Cider Vinegar, leaving The Mother intact.
The Mother is the strains of proteins and bacteria that form when Apple Cider Vinegar is left unpasteurised and raw. She might appear as large cobwebs or as a small darker particles in the Apple Cider Vinegar. Either way, don’t be afraid of her. She’s what makes our ACV so special and we recommend keeping her in your daily dose, however you may chose to enjoy it.
How to enjoy your Willy’s
Willys ACV believe ‘The Mother’ is extra special as their orchards are 300 years old and the apples from these trees have had centuries of nutrients circulated through each bough, branch, pip and stalk. They believe she’s especially lively and energetic, so here is how we recommend you make friends with her…Try one of our ‘Willys ACV’ Mocktails here