Fantastic Kombucha

Along the road, I often encounter people who seek a kombucha starter, more commonly described as a S.C.O.B.Y. (Symbiotic Colony of Bacteria and Yeast). However, kombucha (the beverage) is the actual starter. Although the kombucha SCOBY assists in the fermentation process, padding the bacteria and yeast and providing them with her nutritious presence, she is …

Fermentation at the Farm / Heritage Harvest Festival

Master fermenter Tara Whitsitt (of Fermentation on Wheels) is rolling into Monticello’s Farm for a hands-on, taste-bud interactive workshop and gourmet farm-to-table luncheon to be held at Monticello’s dynamic farm. Whitsitt and the team will lead an engaging event starring the vegetables and produce harvested at our farm. In this course, participants will learn the …

THE BOOK

Fermentation on Wheels: Road Stories, Food Ramblings, and 50 Do-It-Yourself Recipes from Sauerkraut, Kombucha, and Yogurt to Miso, Tempeh, and Mead Available now! Purchase at Indiebound, Barnes & Noble, and Amazon.   An enlightening and delicious road adventure–cookbook from the young woman the New York Times dubbed “the Johnny Appleseed of Pickling.”Three years ago, food …

Get Cultured! Potluck

Join Tara & Franklin for a potluck and starter culture swap at our new stationary Downtown Eugene abode! Bring some fermented dishes and starter cultures (kombucha SCOBYs, sourdough starters, kefir grains, yogurt, etc.), if you have them, to share and swap with other fermenters. You can bring a complementary non-fermented dish if you prefer!