The Juice Box came about during a time when most everyone in the world was confined to their homes and scared for the health of themselves and their loved ones. Miranda and her mother Vicki have always been huge advocates of eating whole foods and moving their bodies to the best of their ability, so during this uncertain time, they decided to promote that healthy lifestyle from home! They had both recently lost their jobs and were stuck in the house together so thought, “why not?” They started by meal prepping and then moved on to juicing. Miranda and Vicki had always traveled and bought cold-pressed juice while out of state, so they decided that more than anything, West Virginia needed healthy options. “Starting this business was something we wholeheartedly believed in, and still do,” said Miranda. “We do it to help people change their circumstances. People think juicing is just for weight loss, but it’s so much more than that! Cleansing the body of all the toxins and chemicals that are in so many foods nowadays is so crucial.”
During the scary time of Covid, they found it rewarding to educate their community on the importance of health when it was needed most. Since opening The Juice Box, with the support of their very loyal customers, they have been blessed enough to keep their business going for the last three years, but it hasn’t always been easy. There have been highs and lows as there always is in running a business, but the highs have outweighed the lows. With inflation and the rise of prices on produce and rent, they were unsure of what the future would hold, but the testimonials they continuously receive about their products push them to keep educating and providing for the community. Miranda said, ” helping people take that first step to consume whole foods on a regular basis is what our business is all about. If we can touch customers and educate them on something they didn’t already know, we feel like we are doing our part!”
The Juice Box plans to keep pushing healthier options and with the support of the community, will hopefully continue adding to the menu. Miranda says, “Superfoods/whole foods are healing and we love to be a part of any one person’s healing journey. The journey is bumpy and not always consistent, but it’s worth it. We’ve helped people lose weight, heal chronic illnesses and most importantly, feel at home. We hope more than anything, that we can keep providing that warm and welcoming atmosphere to everyone who comes through our door.” Vicki and Miranda’s favorite thing about doing business in Putnam County is the ongoing support from our tight knit community. They feel truly blessed to be from an area where people show up, support, and keep local businesses running.