Fermenting at Mellonia Farm
A few times a year we invite you to join us at on our homestead for a intimate intensive hands-on classes. We deep dive into fermentation through vegetables. We get our ingredients from our gardens or a local organic farm (that happens to run a small on-farm fermentory.) The spring class takes us outside for a little wild food foraging along the creek.
You will learn how to ferment vegetables using various techniques from around the world. We will go through and taste ferment experiments in our fermenting cave. We concentrate on technique and flavor and of course what is going on—in the ferment and in our bodies. The class includes lunches every day that are made together allowing another opportunity for you to immerse yourself in fermentation. Students have access to our library and the many journal papers and studies we have printed out.
We can offer our field for camping for those that want to pitch a tent and enjoy the rustic amenities—composting toilet, solar shower, a beautiful creek and goats in the next field. Other staying options include some wonderful choices nearby historic Jacksonville and Airbnb in the Applegate Valley. Feel free to email for more ideas.
Weekend Intensive. Arrive Saturday at 9 am ready to dive into the brine. We will get to know one another over light snacks and begin the fermentation discussion and learning that takes us through Sunday at 4 pm. Cost includes all materials, snacks, and hearty lunches. Cost $425.00
We will email you a syllabus/schedule upon request.