Mingling at the Fermentation Symposium
The Symposium was hosted by Shone Farm on the Santa Rosa Junior College Campus
Jenny McGruther of Nourished Kitchen spoke about how fermented foods can positively impact children with Autism
Charlie entertains the Symposium crowd and fellow panelist Sandor Katz
Michael Stusser, Charlie Bamforth and Jenny McGruther listen to Sandor Katz at the Freestone Fermentation Symposium
We’ve only been using “fermentation slowing devices” (aka the fridge) for a couple of hundred years
Fermentation Fest founder Michael Stusser listens to Charlie Bamforth’s thoughts on “the middle way” of beer
Michael invites the audience to discuss the panel’s presentations
I share my thoughts with the Symposium on how to continue to spread the word of fermented foods
The Kombucha Mamma in action
Presenting at the Festival
The room was packed with Kombucha lovers!
Michael Pollan and I discussed Kombucha for his upcoming book which includes a section on fermented foods
The crowd wants to know how to grow their own booch!
Make your own kraut at the Lou Preston Cabbage Stomp
Sean of Revive Drinks proudly displays his retired Kombucha mothers.
People’s Kombucha Award Winners: Rana Chang of House Kombucha (3rd Place) & GT Dave of GTs Kombucha (1st Place)
Eager tasters voting on their favorite Kombuchas for the People’s Kombucha Awards
The celebrity panel samples the Kombuchas
Jennifer Harris, organizer of the Festival & The People’s Kombucha Awards, announces the winners!
Hula hooping was lots of fun for everyone!
Samba Freestone kept everyone groovin in the grass
The Festival enjoyed a record turnout this year with nearly 1100 attendees