The Garden City-based Six Juice Company, one of the few Black-owned juiceries on Long Island, is set to open its first physical location in Sayville this year.
The benefits of juicing may include weight loss, hair growth, fatigue relief, and an increase in vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. Six Juice founder Ronald “Six” Montgomery learned about these benefits and began juicing a few years ago to help his mother stay healthy after her battle with breast cancer. At the time, he knew nothing about the process.
“I just thought you get some fruits and you put them in a blender so that’s what I did and the first juices I made were absolutely terrible,” the Central Islip native said. “I just kept going, got better at it, and I have a passion for it.”
All Six Juices are handmade and use all-natural, non-GMO fruits and vegetables. Some popular flavors include fresh, melo, Caribbean, hurricane, power and inferno 6, which is made with fresh watermelon, beet, ginger, orange and lemon. Six Juice also offers two-, three-, or five-day juice cleansing packs for customers looking to detox and buy in bulk.
Most juice orders are made through the company’s website. Besides delivery, Six Juices can be found at markets in Bay Shore and Brentwood as well as at the Pro-Fit center in Deer Park. Montgomery wishes to expand this list to other parts of the Island in the near future.
“Every business thinks that they have to run the city and I don’t believe that,” Montgomery said. “I think there’s enough people on Long Island to help grow my business and get the word out there, so I’m taking care of home before I branch out.”
Increased demand for Six Juices pushed Montgomery to make plans for a brick-and-mortar juice bar which will allow for easier distribution of juices and new additions. The owner also plans to provide protein shakes, vegan and vegetarian-friendly meals, and a children’s line of juices at the new location, looking to open in mid-April.
“Through this experience I’ve learned patience and endurance. You have to be patient because nothing comes overnight and with endurance, I have to be there no matter what,” said Montgomery. “If you’re getting into a business for money, you won’t make it. You have to have a passion and love for it, to endure the hard times.”
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