The North Carolina State Fruit, the muscadine grape, is getting some attention thanks in part to the NC Farm Act, recently passed by the General Assembly.
As part of the Act, students across the state will soon have the opportunity to choose muscadine juice as part of their school meals. Local business, Mighty Muscadine, based in Advance, North Carolina is excited to have the opportunity to help supply some of that juice to students who want a new beverage option that is both tasty and nutritious.
“Our muscadine juice is 100% juice so anyone who chooses to drink Mighty Muscadine will be getting the full benefits that the fruit offers. We pride ourselves on a juice that is never made from concentrate and bottled from freshly pressed muscadines. Naturally sweet and healthy due to naturally-occurring antioxidants, we are excited to see the action taken by the state of North Carolina to include muscadine juice on the menu of offerings in prek-12th grade, as well as colleges and universities across the state to support healthy school nutrition programs,” said founder of Mighty Muscadine, Jerry Smith.
In an effort to celebrate and also introduce the community to muscadine juice, Mighty Muscadine is offering a free juice giveaway event on August 12 at their location in Advance. The event will be a drive-thru event where participants can receive one free case of Mighty Muscadine juice between the hours of 8 am and noon (each case includes 24, 10-ounce bottles).
“Our staff is looking forward to hosting this event, and we are making it convenient for anyone who wants to take advantage of the free muscadine juice giveaway. People won’t need to exit their vehicles as we will have people available to load directly into your car,” added Smith. Additionally, Mighty Muscadine has plans to host additional events in the future and encourages those interested to sign up to receive information by visiting www.LeBleu.com/MightyMuscadine.
The free muscadine juice giveaway will be held at Le Bleu Corporation, 3134 Cornatzer Road in Advance, NC. The juice will be available while supplies last, and free cases are only available during this special giveaway event on August 12. One free case per vehicle.