Fermentation on Wheels is launching Community Supported Ferments, a seasonal fermented foods subscription in Northern New Jersey. The subscription is a member supported buyers’ club in which shares are purchased in three-month increments among the spring, summer, and fall.
Community Supported Ferments’ products are made with organic ingredients. We also use local ingredients whenever possible. Our operation is dedicated to zero-waste, community enrichment, and creative education. Fermentation Illustrated, our educational fermentation zine, will accompany fermented foods in each share.
There are 16 shares available for the spring subscription (March, April, and May). Shares will be limited as we test run the program, but we hope to open to more subscribers in the summer and fall.
What’s in a share?
A typical share will include 10 oz tempeh, 750 ml kombucha, one pint of yogurt (or a half-pint of cashew cheese), two to three pints of fermented vegetables, and a seasonal ferment, (such as sourdough bread, hot sauce, miso, or vinegar). Members may put in requests at the beginning of each month.
Every month customers will also receive a copy of Fermentation Illustrated, which is a 8-page full color educational magazine that shares cultural, historical, and personal stories of fermentation, inspiring people to do it themselves..
Available at three pick-up sites in Northern New Jersey
We hope to expand to the Lower Hudson Valley in the summertime, but currently have two drop-off locations in New Jersey.
Sussex County Food Coop, 30 Moran Street, Newton, NJ 07860
CSG at Genesis Farm, 41B Silver Lake Road, Blairstown, NJ 07825
Members purchase three-month shares. Each seasonal share is $225 and includes a monthly array of ferments as well as three copies (one per month) of Fermentation Illustrated.
Because we are dedicated to zero waste, we ask for a $50 deposit to cover two insulated tote bags, in which you will receive your shares. After your subscription ends and bags are returned, your deposit will also be returned.
We prefer payment in cash, but you can also subscribe through our online store. Please note purchasing online does not include the $50 deposit. Once you purchase, please e-mail us with your preferred pick-up location and pick-up times. firstname.lastname@example.org.
We look forward to you joining us on the delicious and educational journey!