I have long lamented the fact that I don’t have access to a juice bar on a daily basis. This means that if in my travels someone casually mentions a local juice shop to me, I will absolutely find a way to visit it. While I was with family in Fayetteville, New York, I made a stop at an organic juice bar owned by my Aunt’s friend called Koinonia. Koinonia is a greek word, and it represents a community’s ability to come together for shared good and teamwork. Juicing builds a better community, right on!

Koinonia has been a big hit upstate, and the owner is planning on opening a second juice bar closer to Syracuse University (those lucky students!). You can even text your order ahead of time, genius.

I can totally relate to this quote from the owner via a article:

When did you become passionate about organic foods? As a teenager who had experienced a childhood of illness, I found pure organic food to be the first tool in helping me finally begin to rebuild my health.

My Aunt, my mom, and me


Juice at home? I had the Green Goddess, and it’s worth re-creating.

  • APPLE, LEMON, SPINACH, SPIRULINA (and optional cinnamon or ginger)

My more local must-visit juice bar is currently Nourish Your Soul in Medford, MA owned by Susan Cabana a graduate of the health coaching school I’m enrolled in. Susan’s been profiled in my favorite magazine Whole Living, and you can see that write up here.

photo from Whole LIving

photo from Whole Living

But really, upstate New York is gorgeous this time of year so maybe a little road trip is in order…