Aug 5, 2023 - August 5, 2023

Vegetable and Fruit Wild Fermentation

Taught by: Alex Lewin

Workshop Fee: $110.00

There are many reasons to preserve food. And there are many ways. Fermentation is one of the oldest and one of the best.

Food fermentation entails convincing microbes to change our food in a controlled way. The necessary microbes are often already present on the food and in the air. When you ferment using only ambient microbes, it is called “wild fermentation”.

Fermented foods are generally more nutritious, easier to digest, and more durable than their unfermented counterparts. They are also more interesting, and hopefully more delicious!

Fermenting is a great low-tech homesteading skill. Many kinds of fermenting can be done without electricity or refrigeration. Sharp knives and mason jars are helpful but not necessary. The operation can be as low-tech as you like.

This workshop will explore the history and range of fermented foods, and will have us fermenting hands-on using a variety of vegetables and fruits.

Materials Fee: $25 Paid at the time of workshop

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