Susie Sourdough is currently en route to Millersville, Maryland.

Susie Sourdough is a project which launched January 1. The goal of the project is to build and foster (literally) community through a shared sourdough starter.

Each week, Susie is sent to a new home, in a different state, where it is fed and resides for 7 days. There, it collects microbes from the local sourdough terroir– the flour, water, and air unique to that area. And, if the foster family already has an active sourdough starter, then some of it is added to Susie, too!

After a week, it is divided, and then sent to the next destination.

Susie is a 1-year old sourdough starter which was born on December 29, 2019 in San Diego, California.

Want to add to Susie’s Tip Jar?

100% of your donation goes to Susie’s travel expenses.

Want to foster Susie Sourdough for a week?

Sign up here to foster Susie!

Can’t wait to start making bread? Get your San Diego Sourdough Starter now.


Why “Susie”?

Susie is the name of my late mother, who passed away last November. She often referred to me as “my son the fermentah” in her Brooklyn accent.

Austin and his late mother Susanne (Susie’s grandmother)