Hands-on Fermenting Workshop for Beginners

At Acorn Creek Farmstead, we believe in the health benefits of consuming fermented foods and beverages daily. With 70% of the body’s immune system running through the gut, the probiotics found in fermented goods are essential to assist it in functioning properly.

Learn to make homemade fermented kraut and other foods.

A healthy gut is not made by an over the counter powdered probiotic, but is built instead by real foods and beverages created with the help from beneficial live bacteria. Remember, healthy living begins with what you are consuming.

Fermented foods and beverages are consumed daily by individuals worldwide, yet( no comma) only a small number of Americans consume them on a regular basis. When did making and consuming fermented foods and beverages stop being normal? Well, the answer is quite easy: when home canning took off. As shelf-stable home-canned goods gained popularity, it became less necessary to ferment foods for long-term storage.

Fermented pickle items, krauts, kefir (milk and water), kombucha, kimchi, and homemade sourdough bread are not only healthy, but delicious. Not to mention, these fermented goods are extremely easy to make.

This hands-on workshop will give you the confidence and skills needed to better your health. In addition, we will teach you how to make ferments which every member of your family will enjoy!

Workshop Curriculum

It is essential to make consuming fermented foods and beverages normal once again. Better yet, it has become essential to bring back the tradition of fermenting foods within the home. Your overall health depends on it. 

In this hands-on fermentation workshop, you will gain the knowledge and confidence needed to create your own menu of fermented items. In this comprehensive fermentation course, you will:

  • Understand the health benefits behind consuming fermented items
  • Learn about different types of fermented foods, beverages, diary, and adult beverages
  • Recognize different cultures and starters, including SCOBY, sourdough starter, the mother, and more 
  • Familiarize yourself with the equipment and supplies to have on hand
  • Lear how to properly handle and store  your live bacterias, fermented foods, and drinks
  • Identify and troubleshoot issues during the fermentation process
  • Make an easy seasonal fermented kraut recipe
  • Sample some of our krauts, kombucha, and homemade sourdough bread

In addition to making a seasonal kraut to take home, Acorn Creek Farmstead will give you a SCOBY to get you started with home-brewing your own kombucha.

The hands-on fermentation for beginner's workshop will cover brewing kombucha at home.

Book a Hands-on Workshop

We are excited to share that Acorn Creek Farmstead will be offering three fermentation classes during the 2022 harvest season! Join us in learning how to create and preserve the garden’s bounty.

The 2023 Hands-on Workshop schedule will release on December 15th 2022

Available hands-on workshop dates for 2022:

Space is limited for this hands-on workshop. Reserving your spot now ensures that you are on the path to achieving food freedom.

  • July 16th, 2022
  • 11 am to 2 pm
  • Workshop Cost – $60.00
  • August 13th, 2022
  • 11 am to 2 pm
  • Workshop Cost – $60.00
  • September 10th, 2022
  • 11 am to 2 pm
  • Workshop Cost – $60.00


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