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Fermentation at the Farm / Heritage Harvest Festival
September 19 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm$65
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 basic concepts of vegetable and beverage fermentation, with a focus on the versatility of fermentation from seasonal offerings. Discover cost-effective tools and techniques to get started fermenting at home. Participants will prepare and take home a jar of fermented vegetables and receive a water kefir starter kit for culturing beverages.
Lunch will be held in our farm’s magical display gardens, and includes Monticello’s homemade ice cream and a glass of Virginia wine!
Tara Whitsitt is a nomadic writer, illustrator, and fermentation educator who has been teaching workshops, collaborating with creatives and writing about food traditions since 2013. She is the author of Fermentation on Wheels: Road Stories, Food Ramblings, and 50 Do-It-Yourself Recipes from Sauerkraut, Kombucha, and Yogurt to Miso, Tempeh, and Mead (Bloomsbury 2017). Whitsitt is the founder of the traveling educational food hub by the same name, for which she has received critical acclaim from Publisher’s Weekly, The New York Times, Civil Eats, NPR’s The Splendid Table and others.