Freestone Fermentation Festival – Picture Diary

Like being there…only not as delicious. 🙂

Welcome to the Freestone Fermentation Symposium 5.20.11
Mingling at the Fermentation Symposium

The Freestone Fermentation Symposium 5.20.11
The Symposium was hosted by Shone Farm on the Santa Rosa Junior College Campus
Jenny McGruther of Nourished Kitchen addresses the Freestone Fermentation Symposium on 5.20.11
Jenny McGruther of Nourished Kitchen spoke about how fermented foods can positively impact children with Autism
Charlie Bamforth entertains the Symposium crowd including Sandor Katz
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 on 5.20.11
Michael Stusser, Charlie Bamforth and Jenny McGruther listen to Sandor Katz at the Freestone Fermentation Symposium

Sandor Katz preaches fermentation at the Freestone Fermentation Symposium on 5.20.11
We've only been using "fermentation slowing devices" (aka the fridge) for a couple of hundred years
Event Founder Michael Stusser listens to Charlie Bamforth's presentation
Fermentation Fest founder Michael Stusser listens to Charlie Bamforth's thoughts on "the middle way" of beer
Event Founder Michael Stusser addresses the Freestone Fermentation Symposium on 5.20.11 b
Michael invites the audience to discuss the panel's presentations
Hannah Crum, The Kombucha Mamma of Kombucha Kamp, offers her contribution to the Freestone Fermentation Symposium 5.20.11 f
I share my thoughts with the Symposium on how to continue to spread the word of fermented foods

Hannah Crum, The Kombucha Mamma of Kombucha Kamp, offers her contribution to the Freestone Fermentation Symposium 5.20.11
The Kombucha Mamma in action
Hannah Crum, The Kombucha Mamma of Kombucha Kamp, delivers her presentation at the Freestone Fermentation Festival 5.21.11 d
Presenting at the Festival
Hannah Crum, The Kombucha Mamma of Kombucha Kamp, delivers her presentation at the Freestone Fermentation Festival 5.21.11 b
The room was packed with Kombucha lovers!
Hannah Crum, The Kombucha Mamma, and NY Times Bestselling Author Michael Pollan at the Freestone Fermentation Festival Symposium & Feast 5.20.11
Michael Pollan and I discussed Kombucha for his upcoming book which includes a section on fermented foods
Hannah Crum, The Kombucha Mamma of Kombucha Kamp, works her booth at the Freestone Fermentation Festival 5.21.11
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.
GT Dave of GTs Kombucha & Rana Chang of House Kombucha at the Freestone Fermentation Festival
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 announcing the winners of the People's Kombucha Awards
Jennifer Harris, organizer of the Festival & The People's Kombucha Awards, announces the winners!
Hula hooping on the grass at Salmon Creek school, site of the Freestone Fermentation Festival 5.21.11
Hula hooping was lots of fun for everyone!
Samba Freestone take the stage at the Freestone Fermentation Festival
Samba Freestone kept everyone groovin in the grass
The Festival enjoyed a record turnout this year with nearly 1100 attendees
The Festival enjoyed a record turnout this year with nearly 1100 attendees

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