Mad for Miso

Miso is a fermented bean paste that hails from Japan and is well-loved for its decadent umami flavor. It’s also an tradition of fermentation, which is a testament to the intelligence of age-old processes, the wonders of collaboration with nature, and the eagerness of microorganisms to thrive. Miso can be made using a variety of different grains and legumes as well as be used to flavor everything from soups to marinades and salad dressings.

This workshop is hands-on, taste bud-interactive, and take-home.

Purchase on a sliding scale, $50-75. A light lunch will be provided and each student will go home with a pint of to-be miso. Work-trade opportunities are also available. For more information and questions about pricing, please contact Tara at tara@fermentationonwheels.com

Space is limited. This will be a small class with constant teacher-student interaction.

Fizzy Ferments: Beverage Fermentation

Fermentation is a testament to the deep intelligence of age-old processes, the wonders of collaboration with nature, and the eagerness of microorganisms to thrive. Discover traditions of preservation through bacterial collaboration in this hands-on class at The Armstrong Farm in Sussex County, NJ.

Learn how to make an array of fizzy beverages! Discover the continuum of fermentation processes when we encourage microbial growth with the simple addition of sugars and starter cultures. Learn about unique yeasts and bacteria and their roles in creating nutritious and delicious beverages. This course will cover kombucha, ginger beer, and water kefir.

We will ferment with flora local to Sussex County and students will bring starter cultures home to begin more projects at home.

This event is co-hosted by Get Juiced Health Bar Cafe, Inner Love Foods, and The Armstrong Farm. Each participant will receive a cold bottle of Inner Love Foods water kefir.

Please purchase tickets online through Eventbrite or Facebook. They are $22 plus processing fees ($24.97). You may also pay in person day-of for $25. Keep in mind space is limited and tickets are only guaranteed if you purchase tickets in advance!

Fermentation Fest // Wormfarm Institute in Reedsburg, Wisconsin

Fermentation on Wheels will be at one of the nation’s largest fermentation festivals this year! During food chain hours, everyone is welcome on the bus and all questions are welcome. Taste the ferments, browse the library, and stay for a chat. Fermentation on Wheels also has starter cultures and books for sale.

Tara is offering two workshops at Ferment Fest this year. Both are interactive, intimate, and located on the bus. Spots are limited, so reserve your tickets soon.

10/6 or 10/13 9:15 am // Cultured Breakfast with Fermentation on Wheels
Greet the day with Fermentation on Wheels! Tara will serve her Slab City Specialty — cultured oat date shakes. Tour the bus (its ferments and systems!), delve into all things fermented, and go home with recipe ideas to start every morning with fermentation. Limited to 8 attendees. $35.

10/7 or 10/14 12:15pm // Mid-Day Miso Madness: A Luncheon
A mid-day luncheon with Fermentation on Wheels featuring a creative ways you can wrap miso in everyday foods. Chat with Tara about all things fermented, peruse the library, and go home with a full belly, heart, and head. Limited to 8 attendees. $50

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ABOUT FERMENTATION FEST

Fermentation Fest – A Live Culture Convergence is an annual celebration of live culture in all its forms, from dance to yogurt, poetry to sauerkraut. Presented by Reedsburg, WI-based Wormfarm Institute, Fermentation Fest brings together farmers, chefs, artists, poets and performers in the beautiful working lands of Sauk County, WI for tastings, demonstrations, cooking classes, art events, performances, food carts and more.

CLASSES, TASTINGS AND MORE

From sauerkraut to hot sauces, from chocolate to coffee, beer and wine, from yogurt to sourdough bread, over one-third of what we consume is fermented. Fermentation Fest features authors, chefs, bakers, scientists, chocolatiers, brew masters and cheese makers over two consecutive weekends, offering 50 classes and lectures that celebrate the abundance and transformation of fermentation. Learn skills you can use at home, enjoy samples, and experience hands-on ways to bring fermentation into your daily experience.

FARM/ART DTOUR

The biennial feature of Fermentation Fest – where live cultures converge, Farm/ Art DTour is a 50 + mile drive through scenic working farmland of rural Sauk County where artists explore the timeless connection between land and people. For thousands of years farmers in cultures around the world interwove dance, music, and art through rituals of planting and the harvest in celebration of the land and those who care for it. Through a contemporary approach and within this timeless context, we continue the tradition.

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Black Hills Farmers Market // Rapid City, SD

Join Fermentation on Wheels in its bus-turned-fermentation lab, library, and workshop space at Rapid City’s largest Black Hills Farmers Market on September 29th.

Tara, the project’s founder, will share tastes of her creations and offer a basic sauerkraut demonstration for market passerby that highlights the beauties of fermentation in connection to farming, food, and our inner and outer ecosystems.

Fermented foods heal our bodies, celebrate age-old traditions, and promote healthy people and planet. Interested beginners and advanced fermenters alike are welcome to hop on the bus and join the conversation!

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Fermentation on Wheels is a grassroots project that brings fermentation education to communities of all ages and backgrounds and inspires with a school bus that has been converted into a fermentation lab, library, and workshop space. The project’s founder, Tara Whitsitt, organizes events nationwide to bridge communities and restore a genuine fascination in local, traditionally-preserved foods. By traveling the country, connecting consumers to local farmers, and teaching fermentation, she hopes to emphasize the importance of strong, sustainable food practices and values.

Read more on www.fermentationonwheels.com

Wild Vegetable Fermentation // Bozeman, MT– CANCELLED

PLEASE NOTE: THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED

Discover the simple tradition of preservation through bacterial collaboration in one of its most simple forms: via the local micro-fora of vegetables! Fermented foods heal our bodies, celebrate age-old traditions, and promote healthy eco-systems. Learn about cost effective & simple tools that will help you get started at home in this by-donation class.

You are also invited onto the bus for tours, tastings, and fermentation talk. Bring starter cultures of your own for exchange and discussion. If you would like to take a starter culture home with you, please bring something to trade or $10 (per starter culture).

Fermentation Fest, A Live Culture Convergence // Reedsburg, WI

Fermentation Fest – A Live Culture Convergence is an annual celebration of live culture in all its forms, from dance to yogurt, poetry to sauerkraut. Presented by Reedsburg, WI-based Wormfarm Institute, Fermentation Fest brings together farmers, chefs, artists, poets and performers in the beautiful working lands of Sauk County, WI for nine days of tastings, demonstrations, cooking classes, art events, performances, food carts and more.

Check back for more details soon.

Author Talk and Fermentation Workshop // Portland, OR

Fermentation on Wheels –the book and the adventure–was born in Oregon’s Willamette Valley in May 2013 when author Tara Whitsitt converted a forty-foot vintage military bus into a fermentation lab and workshop. Since then, she’s travelled over 24,000 miles with a mission to bridge communities, inspire sustainability, and teach fermentation.

With her new illustrated memoir/cookbook, Tara shares road stories and recipes–from the generous farmers who offered respite and fermentables, to young arms baptized elbow-deep in salty cabbage, and to fifty unique recipes of delectable fermentations learned and created while on the road.

After her book discussion, discover the simple tradition of preservation through bacterial collaboration in one of its most simple forms: via the local micro-flora of vegetables! Fermented foods heal our bodies, celebrate age-old traditions, and promote healthy eco-systems. Learn about the cost effective and simple tools involved and go home knowing how to creatively and fearlessly make sauerkraut, cucumber pickles, and much more with this hands-on demonstration.

Author Talk and Fermentation Workshop // Seattle, WA

Fermentation on Wheels –the book and the adventure–was born in Oregon’s Willamette Valley in May 2013 when author Tara Whitsitt converted a forty-foot vintage military bus into a fermentation lab and workshop. Since then, she’s travelled over 24,000 miles with a mission to bridge communities, inspire sustainability, and teach fermentation.

With her new illustrated memoir/cookbook, Tara shares road stories and recipes–from the generous farmers who offered respite and fermentables, to young arms baptized elbow-deep in salty cabbage, and to fifty unique recipes of delectable fermentations learned and created while on the road.

After her book discussion, discover the simple tradition of preservation through bacterial collaboration in one of its most simple forms: via the local micro-flora of vegetables! Fermented foods heal our bodies, celebrate age-old traditions, and promote healthy eco-systems. Learn about the cost effective and simple tools involved and go home knowing how to creatively and fearlessly make sauerkraut, cucumber pickles, and much more with this hands-on demonstration.

Get Cultured! with Fermentation on Wheels // Eugene, OR

Celebrate the wonderful world of fermentation with Tara Whitsitt of Fermentation on Wheels. From noon to 2:00, Tara will guide you through a variety of cultures that require inoculation—their history, how to feed them, and the transformative foods they create such as kefir, tibicos, sourdough, and kombucha. Then, from 2:00 to 3:00 p.m., Tara will open the Fermentation on Wheels bus for tours and a culture swap. Bring your own starter cultures for exchange & discussion as well as an empty jar and take a culture home from the workshop. If you would like to take a starter culture home with you, please bring something to trade or $10 (per starter culture).

Fermentation on Wheels in Del Norte! // Crescent City, CA

Fermentation on Wheels will join the Health Fair at the Del Norte County Fairgrounds on Saturday, June 3rd, sharing the joys of fermentation with a sauerkraut demo at 11:30am as well as starter culture swap* and more food fermentation education throughout the day. What does that mean? After you get your veggies, fruits, and grains at the farmers market, swing by the bus and learn how to ferment them!

*Attendees may bring starter cultures of their own for exchange & discussion as well as bring an empty jar and take a culture home from the workshop. If you would like to take a starter culture home with you, please bring something to trade or $10 (per starter culture).

Fermentation on Wheels is a grassroots project that brings fermentation education to communities of all ages and backgrounds and inspires with a school bus that has been converted into a fermentation lab, library, and workshop space. The project’s founder, Tara Whitsitt, organizes events nationwide to bridge communities and restore a genuine fascination in local, traditionally-preserved foods. By traveling the country, connecting consumers to local farmers, and teaching fermentation, she hopes to emphasize the importance of strong, sustainable food practices and values.