Book Larder Book Talk & Signing
May
30
6:30 pm18:30

Book Larder Book Talk & Signing

  • Book Larder

We are back to the Seattle area's favorite community cookbook store. There is something magical about being surrounded by cookbooks. If you have never been there you should really treat yourself and what better time than May 30th! Check out their event page and make sure to RSVP as space is limited.

Village Books Book Talk & Signing
Jun
1
7:00 pm19:00

Village Books Book Talk & Signing

  • Village Books

During our Fermented Vegetables book tour we fell in love with this book store and the town of Bellingham. So much so that we made plans to move there. That didn't work out and we are glad to still be on our homestead but there is something about this place. Please join us if you are in the area.

Waucoma Bookstore Book Talk & Signing
Jun
3
9:00 am09:00

Waucoma Bookstore Book Talk & Signing

  • Hood River Farmers Market

What a beautiful place Hood River is - we are really happy to be returning to the Hood River Farmers Market, sponsored again by Waucoma Bookstore. We will be making a lot of ferments over the four hours and of course answering questions and signing book. Come by and say hi if you are in the area. Its a beautiful Saturday excursion from the greater Portland area.

Powell's Bookstore Book Signing
Jun
4
7:30 pm19:30

Powell's Bookstore Book Signing

  • Powell's Bookstore

The world's largest independent bookstore has a soft spot in these authors' collective hearts. It was our book Mecca raising the kids, station wagon with excited kids and used books to see head north in wee hours of morning, tired kids reading their new books in same station wagon heading south at the end of the day. It was also our first stop on our first book tour - you never forget your first.

Grass Roots Books & Music @ First Alternative Natural Foods Coop
Jun
7
7:00 pm19:00

Grass Roots Books & Music @ First Alternative Natural Foods Coop

  • First Alternative Natural Foods Coop

There was a time way back when if you went to the cheese counter at Corvallis's First Alternative Coop you might be greeted by Kirsten. Back in the day when coops meant members sharing the work for that membership discount. As for our books it was a easy walk to the beautiful downtown Grass Roots Bookstore, which got its start way back from the same coop. Its been almost two decades since we left the area but walking in always brings back memories. Really happy to be returning. Go Beavs!

Mother Earth News Fair in Burlington Vermont
Jun
10
Jun 11

Mother Earth News Fair in Burlington Vermont

  • Champlain Valley Exposition

Kirsten returns to Mother Earth News' Northeast fair, this time at a new location in Burlington Vermont. She will be leading workshops and will feature our new book, Fiery Ferments. This will be the first MEN fair where you can get a signed copy of our new book. Kirsten will also be in the Taproot tent doing a QA on anything...

Boulder Bookstore Book Talk and Signing
Jun
14
7:30 pm19:30

Boulder Bookstore Book Talk and Signing

  • Boulder Bookstore

We will be at this beautiful bookstore on one of our favorite streets in America for this event. Boulder is a family favorite now that two of our children call it home. If you are in the area come by and say hit and taste some great new hot ferments from our new book Fiery Ferments.

Fiery Ferments: Learn to Craft Lacto-Fermented Hot Sauces
Jun
16
9:30 am09:30

Fiery Ferments: Learn to Craft Lacto-Fermented Hot Sauces

  • McCauley Family Farm

Hatch Lab presents Fiery Ferments in partnership with Kirsten Shockey, co-author of Fermented Vegetables and the forthcoming Fiery Ferments, and Marcus McCauley of McCauley Family Farm and Picaflor. It will be a day of spicy fermentation fun at the bucolic McCauley Family Farm, just 10 miles from downtown Boulder, Colorado.

Tickets are on sale now but will go fast. Last years event sold out quickly.

Tattered Cover Bookstore Talk & Signing
Jun
17
2:00 pm14:00

Tattered Cover Bookstore Talk & Signing

  • Tattered Cover Bookstore

I know what you are thinking--isn't that Bruce Springsteen? It is, but he happens to be standing in the same spot we will be for our book talk, fiery ferment tasting and book signing so thought if you want to see where we will be why not do that and get to see the Boss too? I wonder if he likes fiery ferments?

Denver Public Library Hot Sauce Demo & Signing
Jun
19
2:00 pm14:00

Denver Public Library Hot Sauce Demo & Signing

  • Denver Public Library

One of the real pleasures of a book tour is being in public libraries. From tiny community libraries in the Pacific Northwest to mega libraries in San Francisco and now Denver. Denver's library looks beautiful, can't wait to get lost in it and force Kirsten to hunt me down for the demo...

Bookworks Fiery Ferment Sampling, Book Talk, and Signing
Jun
22
2:00 pm14:00

Bookworks Fiery Ferment Sampling, Book Talk, and Signing

  • Bookworks

Our first book tour stop in the Southwest! Bookworks, one of Albuquerque's independent book stores will be hosting us. Excited to be returning to the Southwest and to be bringing the heat to the state that helped chilis get on the culinary map for the USA.

New Mexico Fermentation Festival
Jun
24
1:00 pm13:00

New Mexico Fermentation Festival

  • Gutierrez-Hubbell House

edible Santa Fe, Albuquerque, Taos, a publication that celebrates New Mexico’s food culture, will be partnering with the Hubbell House Alliance for the second annual New Mexico Fermentation Festival on Saturday, June 24 between 11am and 5:30pm at the Gutiérrez-Hubbell House. We will be signing Fiery Ferments from 1-2:30 with a demo to follow. Buy tickets soon, last years inaugural event sold out.

Omnivore Books on Food Book Talk with Signing & Samples
Jul
13
6:30 pm18:30

Omnivore Books on Food Book Talk with Signing & Samples

  • Omnivore Books

It's confession time on this one--we wanted so badly to include Omnivore Books in our first book tour for Fermented Vegetables. The store has been a favorite thing to do when in SF, which is only 6+ hours away. So we wrote Fiery Ferments to get another chance and it worked!

Good Day Sacramento TV Show
Jul
14
8:00 am08:00

Good Day Sacramento TV Show

We will be brining the fiery ferment word to the good people of Sacramento on the CBS Local GoodDay program. Who doesn't want to start their day chopping peppers?

Evening Class at FARMcurious
Jul
14
6:30 pm18:30

Evening Class at FARMcurious

  • FARMcurious

FARMcurious is a company designed to educate, inspire and equip urban homesteaders with an interest in producing their own food, reducing their ecological footprint and eating seasonally and sustainably without abandoning their urban lifestyles. As rural homesteaders what's not to love about their mission, which is why we are back to do another workshop but this time turning up the heat.

Sacramento Public Library Demonstration and Book Signing
Jul
15
10:00 am10:00

Sacramento Public Library Demonstration and Book Signing

  • ARDEN-DIMICK Library

We will be returning to Sacramento (unless something terribly wrong went on with the morning TV segment) to the public library. Actually their are 30 libraries in this system so you should know we will be at the Arden-Dimick branch library.

Hot Sauce Class at Preserved
Jul
16
10:00 am10:00

Hot Sauce Class at Preserved

  • Preserved

Christopher believes good things come from hard cider and Kirsten believes, well, that Christopher believes this to be true. So when we were handed the business card of the proprietor of Preserved, who had heard from this cider maker who was making a delivery that noticed our first book on her shelf that our farm is just down the road from the cidery. We connected, we will be there for a class and couldn't be more thrilled!

Mother Earth News Fair in Albany Oregon
Aug
5
Aug 6

Mother Earth News Fair in Albany Oregon

  • Linn County Expo Center

We are looking forward to this home-state Mother Earth News Fair in our old hometown of Albany Oregon. We will lead multiple workshops, sign books and generally have a great deal of fun. Hope to see you there.

Boston Fermentation Festival
Aug
27
10:00 am10:00

Boston Fermentation Festival

Boston has an amazing fermentation community and its great to be returning to this fun day-long festival again. If you are in the area you should really try to attend.

Oregon Fermentation Festival
Sep
2
9:00 am09:00

Oregon Fermentation Festival

In 2016 we brought a lot of Gochujang from our recipe trials from Fiery Ferments and Kirsten led a workshop. This year we will be dividing to cover two great fermentation festivals on the same day. One of us will be back, hopefully with books to sign and fun and fiery workshops to lead. More details on event location and workshops TBA.

Austin Fermentation Festival
Oct
22
10:00 am10:00

Austin Fermentation Festival

  • Barr Mansion

We will be back after a year break to the Austin Fermentation Festival! We will be leading one of twelve workshops at this event.  Tickets are already on sale so plan ahead and plan to see us there.