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Wisconsin Fermentation Fest


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Fermentation Fest brings together farmers, authors, chefs, artists, poets, cheesemakers, brewers and performers in a live culture convergence for classes, tastings, demonstrations, art, performance, fabulous food carts and more. Here is a link to the class registrations.

Kirsten will be leading four workshops:

Ferment Your CSA, Saturday October 12th, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

BYOV! Work alongside Kirsten in this intimate instructional session to transform your bounty of garden, CSA, or farmers market vegetables into a take-home pantry of safely preserved delicious ferments. Beginners and seasoned fermenters welcome. Bring your own vegetables, questions, bowl, cutting board, 6qt jars, and knife. $65

Demystifying Miso, Saturday October 12th, 1:30 PM - 4:00 PM

You know miso as the bean paste in Japanese soups, but did you know this super food is a healthy, tasty, flavor foundation? Make miso alongside Kirsten in this hands-on workshop. Bring a bowl and a 16 oz jar. Leave with miso, plus the skills to make miso from any bean. $50

Koji Magic: Preserving Foods with Fungus, Sunday October 13th, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Koji is the key ingredient behind tasty Japanese ferments like miso, amazake, sake, and soy sauce. Learn how to cultivate this mold for countless applications: amplify flavor, tenderize meat, make bread, prepare pickles, ferments, and homemade miso. Participants taste amazake, and receive a sample of koji plus Kirsten's recipes to use it at home. $40

Fermentation for a Healthy Microbiome, Sunday October 13th, 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM

Ancient ferments are being rediscovered for flavor and health. Become empowered to reclaim your gut health with nutrient-dense foods. Join author and expert fermenter, Kirsten for this overview of the connection between gut health and happiness. Learn techniques to make these foods at home and discuss why we need them in our diets more than ever-- for happiness, healing, and for our planet.

Earlier Event: October 5
Scarecrow Festival at Hanley Farms
Later Event: October 17
Fermentation Congress in Oaxaca Mexico