Full Ferment: Making Sauerkraut

Hands on make-n-take!

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Saturday, October 15, 2016

2 - 4 pm
RSVP needed due to limited class size please.
Potsdam Community Kitchen (Town Hall)
18 Elm St.,Potsdam, NY 13676

"DIY" Sauerkraut Workshop!
Make a large batch of sauerkraut and learn more about fermented foods, probiotics and "gut health."  Coordinated by the Local Living Venture (LLV), this is another in a continuing series of "Nutritious Delicious (And Cheap!)" cooking seminars.

"Full Ferment: Making Sauerkraut" is presented with sponsorship by the Potsdam Food Co-op and presented by Adirondack author and columnist Yvona Fast and her Mom Dana, both sauerkraut afficionado's!
This class will show you how to "do it yourself" for good health, sharing recipes and techniques.  Participants will chop and pack sauerkraut into crocks and leave with the understanding that fermentation is a process that takes some care to create, for future enjoyment and good health. Each participant will have the opportunity to bring home a share of their labors.

Fermented foods are known to aid in digestion (essentially, they are a partially digested food) and to support the immune system by helping us to absorb important nutrients from our food. Dill pickles, sauerkraut and other fermented foods are rich in enzyme activity that breaks down food for ease of digestion. These are among the many health benefits of a diet rich in sauerkraut.

The presenters of this "Nutritious Delicious" workshop are a well known mother and daughter duo, Yvona Fast and her mother Dana Fast. Yvona is the author of several books and writes the weekly column, the "North Country Kitchen" for the Adirondack Daily Enterprise.

This dynamic duo will share how our modern diet does not promote a healthy gut, but how this can be remedied via probiotics such as fermented foods. Their old family recipe is sure to please lovers of sauerkraut.

*   This is a "hands-on" event so bring your aprons if you got 'em!  :-)
*   Hair should be tied back or contained.
*   If you have a box shredder, mandoline slicer or food processor, please bring it as well!  You will accomplish more if you don't have to wait for a turn on someone else's!  Use of any large mixing bowls you can bring also welcome.
*   If you would like to bring some sauerkraut home, you will need to bring either a crock or large glass jar, must be wide mouth.


  • For this unique learning experience, a $22 general public, $40 couple/family of two, $10 student donation is requested for material costs, to cover overhead expenses and to benefit Local Living Venture non-profit workshop creation. Donations can be made by cash or check to "Local Living Venture" and will be collected on site during registration. Reduced Rate / Scholarships are available upon request. Please note that our generous Presenters are volunteers donating their time to support the Local Living Venture, and this is a major means of support for our community organization.
Class size is limited so attendees need to RSVP please.
Contact LocalLivingVenture@gmail.com or (315) 347-4223
We need the Workshop Name, your name(s), phone numbers, and number in party. Partial scholarships are available upon request.

Co-sponsoring the event is the Potsdam Food Co-op at 24 Elm St., Potsdam, NY. They strive to provide a pleasant shopping experience, with an emphasis on education and sharing information with the community.
The Co-op (
www.PotsdamCoop.com) carries local, natural and healthful foods and is open to the public (no membership required) from 8 a.m to 7 p.m., seven days a week.




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October 15th, 2016 2:00 PM   through   4:00 PM
18 Elm St.
Rear Entrance
Potsdam, NY 13676
United States

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