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Portland, OR – Fermenters Club is excited to announce the second annual Oregon Fermentation Festival. Fermented foods such as sauerkraut, kimchi, and kombucha tea are increasingly popular with foodies and traditional healers alike. An age old way to preserve and transform food, fermented products are nutritious, delicious, fun, safe and easy to make.
The second annual Oregon Fermentation Festival will take place Saturday, September 10, 2016 from 11:00am to 6:00pm at Kruger’s Farm (17100 NW Sauvie Island Road, Portland, OR 97231).
The daylong outdoor festival celebrates the culture of fermented foods and beverages by featuring over three dozen local artisanal businesses who make and sell items such as sauerkraut, kimchi, kombucha, mead, coffee, chocolate, bread and beer.
The Festival will feature:
- A Makers Marketplace showcasing the Pacific Northwest bounty of local foodmakers and brewers
- Workshops and presentations given by local and regional fermentation experts covering how and why to make and eat fermented foods and beverages
- Several Do-It-Yourself Fermentation Stations where guests learn hands-on how to make fermented food
- The Wellness Pavilion, featuring short yoga classes, massage chair, acupuncture and sound healing modalities
- An Ambrosia Garden (21+) featuring tasters of fermented beverages (beer, wine, cider, mead, and kombucha) from 10 local and regional Pacific Northwest makers
- Live music and Entertainment
“In 2015, we had a wonderful debut Festival! I was blown away by the enthusiasm of the community, from Makers to volunteers to guests who all want to learn and share about fermented foods!” said Austin Durant, founder of Fermenters Club and creator of the Fermentation Festival.
Mr. Durant adds that “One of the most numerous and important populations of these microbes is in our guts, and I believe eating fermented foods is one way to keep these critters (and us!) happy and healthy.”
The Festival is being held at:
17100 NW Sauvie Island Road
Portland, Oregon 97231 [map]