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June 5, 2012

Farmstead Ferments — Dawn Story's artisanal products


Long story short: The other day I espied Apple Kraut from a company called Farmstead Ferments on the Relay Foods website so I ordered a jar.


That didn't last long: crunchy, piquant, inutterably fresh-tasting, it's kraut to die for.

I took a closer look at the offerings from Farmstead on the Relay Foods site and noticed three other kraut varieties — alas, all sold out.

I left a message on the Farmstead Ferments Facebook page noting how much I enjoyed my one jar and mentioning that all their other products were SOLD OUT at Relay.

Dawn Story, the proprietor, replied that she'd get on it pronto.

In the meantime, I noodled around on the Farmstead Ferments site and discovered they make about 10 different fermented foods.

I love fermented foods.

I also noted that the products are sold at a few places in my Podunk town, so I stopped by one of them — Rebecca's Natural Food in the Barracks Road Shopping Center – yesterday afternoon.

Much to my delight, they had right there in the refrigerated section not one, not two, not three, not four, but five (5!) different items from Farmstead Ferments.

I purchased one of each (pictures above) and plan on a deep dive into the world of fermentation.

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Hey Joe, where are you going with those Kimchi makings that I sent you last year?

You don't need eye of newt or toe of frog to make your caldron bubble!

Posted by: 6.02*10^23 | Jun 9, 2012 2:14:28 AM

Oh yes... the intro to lactofermentation class is already listed on Charlottesville Cooking School's website, August 12th:

Posted by: KeriAn Dodson | Jun 8, 2012 2:42:48 PM

Hi Joe,

Glad you like the Farmstead Ferments product selection we have here at Rebecca's Natural Food! Hey, so one of our staff members, Caitlin Howell, is teaching a class at Charlottesville Cooking School on August 12th that might be of interest to you. It's called "Lactofermentation, Foods That Bubble With Life!". In her audition class last month, they'll be making kimchi and sauerkraut. Not sure if Charlottesville Cooking School has the offering posted yet on theri website, but now you have a heads-up! :)

Posted by: KeriAn Dodson | Jun 8, 2012 1:47:08 PM

These guys are good too, http://farmhouseculture.com/

Posted by: wot | Jun 6, 2012 4:13:35 PM

Why does the kimchi look white? Cabbage kimchi should look red.

Posted by: anatares | Jun 5, 2012 6:48:27 PM

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