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Orlando Ferment Party!
September 15 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Florida Ferment Fest is hitting the road! Join us at East End Market for a fermentation celebration! This free event will feature awesome demos, a fermentation market, kraut mob, and culture swap. We couldn’t be more pumped to spread the microbial love in the City Beautiful!
11am-3pm Fermentation Market and Culture Swap
Check out products from some of Central Florida’s most fabulous fermentation businesses at our mini market, located outdoors, just in front of the entrance to Florida & Co. Market & Eatery. Then make your way inside, where many of East End’s amazing businesses will be featuring fermented tastes and treats.
Head to the courtyard for the culture swap, where fermentation enthusiasts can share all manner of cultures (sourdough starter, yogurt culture, kombucha scoby, vinegar mother, ginger bug, etc) as well as sample tasty treats (bring your pickles, krauts, non-alcoholic ferments, breads, miso, hot sauce, and more!). Simply bring whatever you’d like to share to the event. We’ll have instructions and materials for tasting and bringing cultures home with you.
9am-11am (Ticketed) The Art of Fermenting Vegetables – On this 2 hour odyssey of lacto-fermenting Sarah Arrazola the founder and chief fermentationist of St. Pete Ferments will guide you through the art of traditionally fermenting vegetables. To purchase tickets to this workshop and for more info follow this link:
11am-2pm (FREE) Fermentation Demos
In the courtyard we’ll gather for an awesome array of speakers teaching about different fermentation topics. Check back soon for the full schedule.
2pm-3pm (FREE) Kraut Mob
Closing out the event, meet in the courtyard for the kraut mob, where all participants can gather together and make a giant batch of sauerkraut, which you can bring home to ferment in your kitchen and enjoy!
We’ll also be offering a more intensive fermentation workshop in the morning taught by Sarah Arrazola, co-founder of Florida Ferment Fest and owner of St. Pete Ferments. This ticketed event will be intimate, so check back soon for ticket sales.
What is the Florida Ferment Fest anyway?
The Florida Ferment Fest is the biggest fermentation party of the year! The event brings together the state’s most passionate fermentation professionals and enthusiasts for a day of education and fun. The festival features workshops, demos, a fermentation market, brew garden, culture swap, kraut mob, fermenting competition, a big feast, and lots of fermento camaraderie! This year’s fest will be held on Saturday, November 3rd, 2018 at Ground Floor Farm in Stuart, FL. The Orlando Fermentation Party is a part of our Fermentation Road Show in anticipation of the main festival. Other stops on the road show include St Pete on Oct 7 and Miami on Oct 12! Learn more at www.flfermentfest.com.