It doesn’t get much more local than Garden Press Juice: cold-pressed juice made from Arkansas ingredients in a juicing machine built in Arkansas. And while I’ve never been one for juice cleanses or fasts, there’s one reason I still drink Garden Press: it’s delicious.

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I’d seen Garden Press products available at several of our local farmers markets and the Green Corner Store, but it wasn’t until I found myself thirsty at Dandelion in the River Market last weekend that I finally took the plunge and bought a bottle of “Dandelion-ade,” a tasty mixture of greens and fruit that I’d say was one of the best bottled juices I’ve ever had. At $7.50 a bottle, it’s a pricy drink, but such non-pasteurized freshness makes it worthwhile.

I expected the juice to have a taste and texture of other bottled juice drinks like Odwalla Superfood, but unlike those thick concoctions, this juice was thin, only slightly sweet, and went down very easy. And while I don’t see myself making a habit of drinking expensive juice, I can certainly see the appeal. I’m considering buying up a few bottles to use as the base of a fresh smoothie — I’m not much of a breakfast eater, and drinking something on the go fits my speed just fine.

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If juice is your thing, or if you’re taking part in the “Janopause” detox month, Garden Press is worth taking a look at. It’s a healthy and tasty way to keep your purchases local.