Fermenting is an ancient food preservation technique that has been widely used throughout history and on every continent.  Recent research has shown a strong link between consumption of fermented foods and maintenance of a healthy gut.

Fermentation “festivals”, which gather community and promote awareness of natural, restorative foods, have been rapidly gaining popularity, and many large cities (San Diego, Santa Barbara, Boston, Portland, Austin, Oregon, Los Angeles, etc) are well into their 3rd or 4th year of community fermenting.  Now Phoenix will added to that list.

Suzette Smith, of Garden Goddess Ferments, is hosting the First Annual Phoenix Fermenters Festival on Saturday, April 30, 2016 from 2 p.m. – 6 p.m. at the location of the Uptown Farmers Market, 5757 N. Central Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85012. Suzette started Garden Goddess over a year ago, and has been a vendor at Uptown Farmers Market since its inception.  She has created the Phoenix Fermenters Festival in an effort to educate, empower and inspire families and friends on the benefits of fermented and ancestral foods.  

This event will include presentations on current topics such as: bone broth, raw dairy and fermentation; as well as live demonstrations from experts in their specific field, on the making of: Kombucha, Kefir, Krauts and Kvass.  The event will conclude with everyone selecting a head of cabbage sourced from a local farm, and gathering together to make their own jar of sauerkraut to take home.

Registration: Fermenters Festival on Eventbrite; cost is $20, with discounted pricing available if you register by April 18, 2016.

For more information and updates please visit: FB Garden Goddess Ferments.