JULY 2018 FERMENTATION CLASSES AND EVENTS
Saturday, July 21st: Fillmore Container || Ferment Your Vegetables || 10am-1pm || Tix Here ||
Fermenting vegetables is so much more than just a fun way to preserve them. We’ll cover the basics of direct salted (i.e. kraut) and brined (i.e. pickles) vegetable ferments and we’ll even learn a way to drink your vegetable probiotics (vegetable kvass!). We’ll discuss equipment, salt, water, the vegetables themselves, food waste, health benefits, and best practices, and we’ll dive deep into the ways that understanding the basic science of this process will give you the freedom and confidence to push the boundaries of flavor that fermented vegetables can provide. During this hands-on single vegetable fermentation class, you will make and take three of your own vegetable ferments.
Saturday, July 21st: Fillmore Container || Kombucha and Kefir || 2pm-4:30pm || Tix Here ||
Kombucha is a delicious fermented tea beverage that’s been sweeping the nation for years now. Making kombucha is easy! In this session, we’ll cover basic techniques and give you an understanding of why and how this fermentation process works. We’ll also talk about bottling, flavoring, fizz and the best way to make your kombucha taste the way you want it to taste! We’ll discuss how to best care for your kombucha culture (SCOBY), problems you may encounter along the way and how to deal with them and we’ll debunk some myths about what this mystical brew really “does.”
This class will cover:
•Single batch brew
Everyone will go home with a SCOBY, kombucha to ferment at home, a bottle of flavored kombucha on which to do secondary fermentation at home and a fine mesh strainer.
Milk kefir is the tangy, drinkable, hyper-probiotic cousin of yogurt, and making it couldn’t be easier. In this demo, you’ll learn best practices, some of the amazing science behind the kefir “grains” culture (which aren’t grains at all) and observe some of the fun and funky ways to eat your probiotics with virtually no effort and a budget that needs cover only milk and a jar.
AUGUST 2018 FERMENTATION CLASSES AND EVENTS
Wednesday, August 8: Zingerman’s || Ann Arbor, MI ||
Thursday, August 9: Zingerman’s || Ann Arbor, MI ||
SEPTEMBER 2018 FERMENENTATION CLASSES AND EVENTS
Sunday, September 16: Berkshire Ferment Fest || Details TBD || Link to Festival Info Here