Mercy Centre Partners with American Vinegar Works
In mid-September 2021, Mercy Centre, a Catholic Charities program that serves adults with developmental disabilities, began a partnership with American Vinegar Works LLC. Rodrigo Vargas, the owner of American Vinegar Works, was looking for a small team to bottle his craft vinegar and help his small business grow. Mercy Centre put together a team of four men and women to complete the whole process of bottling the vinegar. This includes everything from washing, filling, corking, labeling, and packaging the finished product to be shipped out to retailers. Mercy Centre is thrilled to be able to help a local sustainable company grow as well as provide meaningful, integrated employment for the participants of our program.
“American Vinegar Works makes small-batch, great American vinegars that have a sense of place and enhance cooking and cocktails for chefs and home cooks. They use methods dating back to the 1800s, because they believe that taste and quality should not be sacrificed for the convenience of modern techniques.
As the only full-line vinegar maker in the entirety of New England, this unique business, launched by Founder and CEO Rodrigo Vargas, helps sustain the growth of a local economy through the support of other New England businesses. All of their vinegar bottling and labeling is done by hand in partnership with the Mercy Centre, which is a non-profit organization that supports learning, work, and healthy living programming for special needs adults.
American Vinegar Works is an impressive display of green practice as they utilize 100% renewable energy. They have also done away with plastic in their e-commerce packaging in order to better the environment.”Sustainable Business Network of Greater Boston
American Vinegar Works (AVW), has launched a crowdfunding campaign to raise money for capital improvements at their historic vinegar works in Worcester! Thanks to the Massachusetts Growth Capital Corporation, all contributions are DOUBLED with matching funds from the Biz-M-Power grant. AVW is offering a limited number of special thank you gifts for each contribution level, including priority access to their newest vinegar varieties, private tours and tasting parties, and vinegar contributions in your name to the Worcester County Food Bank. You can find out more and make a donation here. This grant and gift opportunity launched today and will only be available in June.www.patronicity.com/vinegar