To me, community is one of the most important aspects of fermentation. There are communities of microbes involved in every ferment, yes, but the community aspects of fermentation include much larger multi-cellular beings, too (aka humans). If you’re involved in the fermentation community, you’ve probably had the joy of seeing “competitors” collaborate along with a remarkable amount of shared food and knowledge. It makes me feel fuzzy and it makes me proud of the fermentation community.
I mention this in part to explain why, although I’m a DIY kinda girl, I am always so happy when I discover new (or new-to-me) fermentation companies popping up, and why I want to do whatever I can to support them. When I spot a fermenty kickstarter, I’m almost sure to contribute (if free of fear-mongering, of course). When the Kickstarter is from one of my new BFFs* (Best Fermentation Friends, of course) I will for sure contribute and I will also recommend that others do the same!
You, dear reader, are one of the “others” in that equation today. I’m very happy to recommend Cauldron to you, since I had the chance to eat and drink some of Bethany’s (one of the three co-founders of Cauldron) ferments at Fermentation Fantasy Camp and they were mighty tasty! Believe me, you want this company to be successful, and you probably want to be a part of that success. Cauldron will be kicking off their Boston-based line of ferments with a few delightfully probiotic, pickled products, and now you have the chance to win them!
In honor of the final week of their already nearly successful Kickstarter, Cauldron is offering up a 26 oz. jar of one of each of their initial line of pickled products to one lucky Phickle winner! Those products are:
- Black and White Kraut: A black pepper sauerkraut.
- Dilly Beans: A classic for good reason.
- Firecracker Carrots: Spicy goodness for your (healthy) guts!
So be part of the community movement and pay yourself back with a gut full of happy, healthy probiotic bugs. The Cauldron Ferments Kickstarter ends in 5 days, so make sure that you join the many who have already supported Cauldron before Sunday, June 14th! They have awesome rewards, and any amount would be appreciated.
This contest is for Continental United States-dwellers only, but everyone can (and should) support Cauldron’s efforts to probioticize Boston! Also, please be aware that this prize will not be shipped until Cauldron has their commercial kitchen space. The recipes are thoroughly tested and ready to go, but you know, legally, they can’t give you food they made at home (I know, I know, fermented vegetables are the safest. This is dumb. But it is what it is and they want to get it to you as soon they can, but be prepared to wait a few months until they’re up and running!).
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All photos courtesy of Cauldron Ferments. I was not paid for this endorsement, but Cauldron will be supplying the fermented prize for the winner, free of charge to me or the winner!