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Thursday, April 2nd | 6:00pm-7:00pm | Fermentation 101

Thursday, April 2nd | 6:00pm-7:00pm | Fermentation 101


Fermentation is the act of transforming foods with the use of bacteria, yeast, fungus or enzymes. The art of fermentation is a wonderful way to preserve the vibrancy of fruit or vegetables. In this class, you will create a delicious ferment of your choice that will be ready to eat in just a few short weeks. The instructor will focus on fermenting sauerkraut and preserving citrus however the concept of fermentation can be applied to many different kinds of fruits and vegetables. Create a delicious, healthy, fermented treat with the family!

Supplies Needed at Home:

  • Fermentation vessel - 1 quart is a good size but smaller is okay (a mason jar with a lid will do, as well as an empty glass jar of your choice with a lid. Just be sure it's cleaned with soap and water. If you have a fermentation crock, all the better but unnecessary.)
  • Fruit or vegetable to ferment (I recommend vegetables - beets, cabbage, carrots, radishes, onions or a lower sugar fruit like citrus or apples)- choose about 1 small cabbage per quart jar or 6 to 8 lemons per quart jar
  • ziplock bags
  • salt
  • wooden spoon
  • disposable gloves if desired
  • a cutting board
  • kitchen knife
  • kitchen scale if desired
  • a large bowl

The recommended age for this class is 18+.

This class will take place online through ZoomLinks for Zoom classes will be sent by 5pm the day of the class. If you do not receive your link, please check your spam or email

About the teacher:
Ali Lawrence is the founder and owner of Spirit and Abundance, a company that seeks to help people connect and cultivate joy, mindfulness, and gratitude in a plant-based kitchen. She is a graduate from The Culinary Institute of America with a degree in Baking and Pastry, and The School of Hotel Administration from Cornell University. During her time at Cornell, she studied Zen Buddhism and that sparked her interest and passion in veganism, mindfulness, and meditation.

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