Local production of vinegars and syrups in Estonia

A local producer of syrups and vinegars in Estonia used EAFRD funding to scale up production to create a business that sells to restaurants, shops and big suppliers. 

Project summary: 

An Estonian producer of  syrups and vinegars from apples and rhubarb was sharing the products with friends and family. But they decided to scale up production with the help of a grant to start a business. They hoped to create jobs, add value to local products and achieve profits. They also wanted to create local job opportunities for their children.

The grant was used to create a factory for increased production including the necessary equipment and allowed them to sign several cooperation agreements on seasonal workers , services and use of premises.  

Project results: 

The production capacity of vinegars and syrups was scaled up for sale at fairs, farm shops and also through big suppliers across Estonia.

Vinegar production has increased from 35 to 6 300 litres.

The producers have already won several awards including best regional food.