The DiNardo twins, Mario and Albert began making cider because they had more cherries than they knew what to do with. It all began when they were kids and picked cherries for a neighbor who paid them in cherries! So they squeezed the cherries and started a business.
Through the years they have added more flavors of cider including black raspberry, blackberry, apple and many others. Still today, Albert and Mario DiNardo make all the cider themselves. A visit to the store is a relaxing, wonderful step back in time.
A Community Kitchen
Gloria Stultz saw a need to provide a service that is unique in southeastern Colorado. The Kitchen Pantry located at 619 Main Street houses three commercial kitchens as well as a delightful, spiffy retail market where local food peddlers can sell their goods
A commercial kitchen is a kitchen where you can prepare food for sale to the public. It isn’t legal in the state of Colorado to prepare food in your home kitchen to sell to the public. Whether it is canning for home or for profit, catering, even giving cooking classes, she has the kitchen for you!
Musso Farmss in Pueblo utilized this kitchen for canning the cherry peppers that they sell in their Italian market and deli. Gloria also heads up the local Farmers Market, so farmers can sell canned goods as well as fresh produce because of the availability of a commercial kitchen.
Use of The Kitchen Pantry has made it possible for four businesses to start – so far – in Canon City and the opportunities seem endless.
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