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Lactofermented foods and beverages can be found in traditional diets around the world. The fermentation preserves foods while enhancing their digestibility and nutrient profile. A tablespoon or so with every meal is enough to provide a probiotic boost. Our raw cultured foods are produced with simple ingredients and time-tested techniques.

 

 

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Immunity Kraut

1 pint jar

$9.00
$1.50 Glass Deposit

Here's a fresh crisp kraut that will give your immune system plenty of support.

Ingredients: green cabbage, kale, green garlic, juniper berries, Celtic sea salt

Recipe is vegetarian, vegan, nightshade-free, black pepper-free, gluten-free, dairy-free, and GAPS Diet-friendly.

Oma's Old-Fashioned Sauerkraut

1 pint jar

$9.00
$1.50 Glass Deposit

The is a timeless sauerkraut German grandmothers ("Omas") have made by hand and served their families for generations. Green cabbage is cultured with caraway seeds, juniper berries, and of course, Celtic sea salt for this classic kraut!

Ingredients: green cabbage, Celtic sea salt, caraway seeds, juniper berries

Recipe is gluten-free, dairy-free and GAPS Diet-friendly.

Pickled Purslane with Garlic Chives

1/2 pint jar

$7.00
$1.50 Glass Deposit

Purslane is an extremely nourishing traditional superfood, which we've offered before pickled in the French style (pourpier) and Spanish (verdolaga). It contains more omega-3 fatty acids than any other leafy vegetable plant! This creation features purslane and tendrils of garlic chives from Feral Heart Farm, right here in the East Bay, along with thin slices of fresh turmeric root. Absolutely irresistible!

Ingredients: purslane, garlic chives, fresh turmeric root, dill, white peppercorns, fenugreek, fennel seeds, brown mustard seeds, syrian oregano

Recipe is vegan, gluten-free, nightshade-free, dairy-free and GAPS Diet-friendly.

Prebiotic Ruby Kraut

1 pint jar

$9.00
$1.50 Glass Deposit

Sea vegetables and burdock both featured in this kraut, are two preeminant prebiotics -- foods being studied extensively for their health-enhancing capacity. Prebiotics are known to nourish the human microbiome, feeding the beneficial bacteria in our gut that support our health in so many ways. This kraut is not only nourishing, it is wonderfully delicious. 

Ingredients: red cabbage, burdock, wakame, sea palm, arame, Celtic sea salt

Recipe is vegan gluten-free, nightshade-free, black pepper-free and dairy-free.

Lower Eastside Dill Pickles

1 quart jar

$9.00
$1.50 Glass Deposit

Limited quantity. Rent the film "Crossing Delancey" and pop open a jar of this seasonal treat. Pickling cucumbers are brined with spices and herbs, and cultured until they capture the classic taste of New York's Lower East Side. In the range between sour and half-sour, these herby pickles are a perfect probiotic sidekick to a burger, sandwich or any meal--including a kid's lunchbox! Note: our pickling cucumbers come from local family farms, and vary in size throughout the season. We make sure each jar has the correct amount of pickles, regardless of size. Depending on size, we generally pickle them cut in half.

Ingredients: cucumbers, ginger, garlic, yellow and brown mustard seeds, fresh dill, caraway seeds, juniper berries, black peppercorns, grape leaves, bay leaves, reverse-osmosis filtered water, Celtic sea salt

Recipe is vegan, gluten-free, dairy-free, and GAPS Diet-friendly.

Piimä Cream

1/2 pint jar

$7.00
$1.50 Glass Deposit

Piimä is a culture from Scandinavia that can be used to culture milk or cream into a delicious and probiotic dairy product. Culturing cream with piima culture produces a topping similar to crème fraîche or sour cream. According to Sally Fallon Morell, author of Nourishing Traditions, piimä was originally derived from the milk of cows that fed on the butterwort plant. Centuries ago, Scandinavian farmers discovered that milk clabbered better when their cows consumed this herb.

Piimä Cream is cultured at room temperature, and you can use a spoonful of our Piimä Cream to culture your own cream. Use about 2 tablespoons of Piimä Cream to one pint of cream and allow to culture for about 24 hours.

Ingredients: Straus cream, piima culture

Recipe is gluten-free and contains dairy.

Sauerkraut Brine

1 pint jar

$5.00
$1.50 Glass Deposit

Sauerkraut brine is a wonderful tonic for the digestion, and recommended as a great way to rebuild the intestinal flora. This brine, harvested from our Immunity Kraut, can be consumed in small amounts to stimulate digestion — “brine shots” are a weekly ritual in our kitchen! Brine is also wonderful added to salad dressings, or even used instead of vinegar. Lastly, if you are culturing vegetables like sauerkraut at home, it acts as a perfect starter.

Ingredients: brine of "Immunity Kraut" (green cabbage, kale, green garlic, Celtic sea salt, juniper berries)

Recipe is vegan, gluten-free, dairy-free, nightshade-free, black pepper-free and GAPS Diet-friendly.

Cultured Ketchup

4 oz. jar

$5.00
$1.50 Glass Deposit

Sweetened with honey and cultured with housemade sauerkraut brine, our GAPS Diet-friendly Cultured Ketchup is a great alternative to factory-processed versions. Goes great with our Hamburgers, on our Mini Meatloaf, or use anywhere you would regular ketchup.

Ingredients: tomato paste, sauerkraut brine (brine from green cabbage, Celtic sea salt), honey, apple cider vinegar, garlic, Red Boat Fish Sauce (anchovies, sea salt), Celtic sea salt, apple cider vinegar, cayenne

Recipe is gluten-free, dairy-free and GAPS Diet-friendly.

Coconut Cult, The Original Coconut Yogurt

16 oz jar

$22.00

Young Thai coconuts and probiotics are pureed and fermented to create this fresh and creamy yogurt.  Over 400 billion probiotics in each pint.

They recommend starting with just a few spoonfuls and progressing your way to a whole bowl. Think of our yogurt as a replacement for your daily probiotic supplement or as your new favorite yogurt.

Ingredients: Organic Coconuts and probiotics.

This coconut probiotic yogurt contains superior strains of L. Sporogenes, Subtilis, Peddiococcus, S. Boulardii; Specially selected human strains of L. Acidophilus, L. Salivarius, L. Brevis, L. Casei Subspecies Casei, L. Fermentum, L. Gasseri, L. Helveticus, L. Plantarum, L. Reuteri, L. Casei Subspecies Rhamnosus, S. Thermophilus, E. Faecium, B. Longum, B. Bifidum, and B. Infantis.

South River Azuki Bean Miso

16 oz. jar

$15.75

Nowhere else can you find miso made with the small red azuki beans, highly regarded for their nutritional and healing properties in Oriental medicine. Festive burgundy in color, this delicate miso is ideal for seasoning light soups, bean dishes, sauces, and salad dressings. Made with brown rice and azuki beans. No gluten or soy ingredients.

Ingredients: Deep well water, lightly polished organic brown rice, organic azuki beans, sun-dried sea salt, organic sea vegetables and koji culture.

South River Chick Pea Miso

16 oz. jar

$15.75

This is a versatile light miso and is made with the sumptuous chick pea instead of soybeans. The flavor is sweeter and more delicate than many other misos. Made with brown rice and chick peas. No gluten or soy ingredients.

Ingredients: Deep well water, lightly polished organic brown rice, organic chickpeas, sun-dried sea salt, organic sea vegetables, and koji culture.

South River Dandelion Leek Miso

16 oz. jar

$25.50

Each spring, during the last week of April, the South River Miso folks take to the woods to gather Wild Leeks (Allium tricoccum, also called Ramps). They cook them along with Dandelion greens, dried nettles, and Maine coast sea vegetables. Then these are hand chopped and mixed together with Hearty Brown Rice Miso (already aged for two years) and Sweet Tasting Brown Rice Miso (already aged for three months). This mixture is then aged for one full summer.

Many people have told us that a broth made with this miso has helped them through illness. Others take it with them when traveling where good quality food is not always available. This miso is great for an instant soup broth in the workplace or for a "pick-me-up" instead of coffee. This Dandelion Leek Miso was a gifted to the Empress of Japan.

Ingredients: Deep well water, organic soybeans, organic brown rice, sun-dried sea salt, dandelion greens, wild leeks*, nettle greens, organic sea vegetables, and koji culture.

*Wild crafted. - No gluten ingredients.

South River Garlic Red Pepper Miso

16 oz. jar

$18.75

Mildly spicy and deeply warming, this chickpea miso is made with immune-strengthening fresh garlic and sun-baked Turkish red pepper paste. May it spice up your culinary adventures!

No gluten or soy ingredients.

Ingredients: Deep well water, lightly polished organic rice, organic chickpeas, organic fresh garlic, sun-dried sea salt, red pepper paste, organic nettle greens, organic sea vegetables, and koji culture.

South River Golden Millet Miso

16 oz. jar

$15.75

South River Miso The tiny, high protein gold colored millet grain was considered one of the five sacred crops by the ancient Chinese, as far back as 4500 BC. This unique miso adds its sunny color and gentle sweetness to any dish. Made exclusively at South River where we have the flexibility of making small batches of specialty varieties.

Ingredients: Deep well water, organic millet, organic soybeans, sun-dried sea salt, organic sea vegetables and koji culture. 

No gluten ingredients.

South River Hearty Brown Rice Miso

16 oz. jar

$18.25

Deep, dark, nourishing, this miso is wonderful in soups, stews, and casseroles. It is a satisfying alternative to the three year barley misos, containing all their depth and power along with the extra sweetness of brown rice. Made with brown rice and black soybeans.

No gluten ingredients.

Ingredients: Deep well water, organic black soybeans, organic brown rice, sun-dried sea salt, organic sea vegetables, and koji culture.

South River Sweet Tasting Brown Rice Miso

16 oz. jar

$15.75

Blonde or caramel in color, this is our most popular light miso. Several leading natural food restaurants use this variety for making delicious salad dressings. Over the years, this has been a favorite variety for a number of holistic health institutes such as the Omega Institute in Rhinebeck, New York. Made with brown rice and soybeans.

No gluten ingredients.

Ingredients: Deep well water, lightly polished organic brown rice, organic soybeans, sun-dried sea salt, organic sea vegetables, and koji culture.

South River Sweet White Miso

16 oz. jar

$15.75

Well-known in the Kyoto region of Japan, this miso is popular for its very sweet, gentle flavor and its smooth, creamy texture. It has a low salt content (4 percent) and a very short fermentation time (3 weeks). It is delicious in spreads, dips, sauces and salad dressings, or for seasoning light soups. Made from soybeans and lightly polished brown rice.

No gluten ingredients.

Ingredients: Deep well water, lightly polished organic brown rice, organic soybeans, sun-dried sea salt, organic sea vegetables, and koji culture.

South River Three-Year Barley Miso

16 oz. jar

$18.00

This ancient and robust miso is our most popular variety, and is the one most often recommended for healing diets. The color ranges from dark pumpkin to russet brown as it ages. Some years ago, this variety was the winner of East-West Journal's "Most Hearty Miso" award. Made with barley and soybeans.

Ingredients: Deep well water, organic barley, organic soybeans, sun-dried sea salt, organic sea vegetables, and koji culture.