On a bright sunny day in April, we had the pleasure of visiting the farm and production facility of the Functional Beverage Group (also known as Healthy Hooch). Their 10-acre farm nestled in the Sumas Prarie is a well-oiled machine that creates, bottles, and labels a large variety of beverages using local fruits – some even grown on their own farm.
The Functional Beverage Group is founded & owned by Will & Sho Routley, former pro-cyclers. In 2016, the pair decided to officially retire and Healthy Hooch was born. Their entrepreneurial minds and interest in overall health & wellness naturally led them to start their own business. Over the last 5 years, they’ve moved, scaled-up production, and even started growing ingredients on their farm. Most recently, they’ve been under heavy renovations after surviving a catastrophic flood late last year.
Today, their facility is home to Healthy Hooch Kombucha, Thrive, Whistler Elixir, and their newest product – Sota!