Freestone Fermentation Festival – Picture DiaryLike being there…only not as delicious. 🙂 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 Did you enjoy this post? Want a free DIY Kombucha Guide + my free 5-day into to Kombucha by email? You should sign up below! 🙂 Name Email Check Out These Related Blog Posts! Observations from Michael Roussin’s Kombucha... Top 5 Ways Kombucha Relieves Stress pH & Kombucha Ask a Nutritional Therapist: Spring into Health! Kombucha Brewing Problems: Dehydrated and Refriger... How To Bottle Kombucha Tea: Easy FAQ Kombucha & Water: Contamination, Filtration a... How To Make Decaf Kombucha: Video Tip!