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Cultured Foods

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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Herbs of Summer Kraut

1 pint jar

$9.00
$1.50 Glass Deposit

As lovely and refreshing as it sounds -- and these fresh herbs are concentrated sources of antioxidants, digestive and immune supporters and other phyto-nutrients! 

Ingredients; green cabbage, French tarragon, oregano, chives, Celtic sea salt

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

Lower Eastside Dill Kraut

1 pint jar

$9.00
$1.50 Glass Deposit

We are reveling in the bounty of local pickle season. We replicated the flavor profile of our pickles in the brine this wonderful kraut. So break out the hot dogs and perogis!! Also great on salads, stirred into soups, or as a refreshing digestive aid alongside any meaty or starchy dish.

Ingredients: green cabbage, dill, juniper berries, garlic, ginger root, yellow and brown mustard seeds, coriander seeds, caraway seeds, bay leaves, Celtic sea salt

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

Vital Heart Kraut

1 pint jar

$9.00
$1.50 Glass Deposit

This delicious ferment features a warm hint of garlic, along with scallions and paprika, all noted for their heart-healthy benefits. Our krauts are cultured for at least five weeks in German ceramic Harsch crocks for maximum nutrition.

Ingredients: red cabbage, garlic, scallions, Celtic sea salt, sweet paprika

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

Lower Eastside Dill Pickles

1 quart jar

$9.00
$1.50 Glass Deposit

Rent the film "Crossing Delancey" and pop open a jar of this seasonal treat. Lovely pickling cucumbers from  Riverdog Farm 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 summer season. We make sure each jar has the correct amount of pickles, regardless of size; if cucumers are large we cut the pickles 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.

Good Faith Farm Raw Green Olives with Garlic and Oregano

1 pint jar

$7.50
$1.50 Glass Deposit

Good Faith Farm grows organic olives in Flournoy, CA, then cures them in the traditional way, with sea salt and no lye. They are also never heat-processed or treated with chemical ripening agents or preservatives, as many olives are. All the olives are from Northern California Old Groves and are grown and harvested by small family farmers.

Ingredients: raw Sevillano olives, filtered water, garlic, oregano, sea salt, and cold pressed olive oil.

Lemon Cucumber Pickles

1/2 pint jar

$7.00
$1.50 Glass Deposit

Featuring lemon cucumbers from our urban farmer friends at Feral Heart Farm in Sunol, this may be our last batch for the year of this delicious seasonal pickle. The lactofermented cucumbers are brined with Celtic sea salt, dill and yellow mustard seeds. A refreshing probiotic summertime treat!

Ingredients: lemon cucumbers, dill umbels, Celtic sea salt, yellow mustard seeds, pink peppercorns, cloves

Recipe is vegan, gluten-free, dairy-free, nightshade-free, black pepper-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 weekly krauts, 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 "Lower Eastside Dill Kraut" (green cabbage, dill, juniper berries, garlic, ginger root, yellow and brown mustard seeds, caraway seeds, bay leaves, Celtic sea salt)

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

Cultured Honey Mustard

4 oz. jar

$5.00
$1.50 Glass Deposit

We have been working the subtle art of mustard crafting and have found our perfect balance of sweet and hot. Housemade raw sauerkraut brine, rich in beneficial micro-organisms, gives this mustard a unique nutritional profile, joining our other cultured condiments. It's a wonderful accompaniment to sandwiches and meats, a cheese plate or an ingredient to enliven dressings or marinades.  

Ingredients: yellow mustard seed, onion powder, sweet paprika, turmeric, apple cider vinegar, white wine vinegar, honey, brine of Classic Kraut (green cabbage, Celtic sea salt)

Recipe is vegan, gluten-free, dairy-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.

Cultured Sriracha Hot Sauce

4 ounce jar

$6.50
$1.50 Glass Deposit

We fine tuned our housemade sriracha to improve balance and depth. We start by culturing Riverdog Farm red jalpenos, red bell peppers and garlic with Celtic sea salt for three weeks. We've added a touch of roasted garlic and our own onion demi-glace to make a hot sauce with sweet and zesty notes.

Ingredients: red jalpenos, red bell peppers, garlic, onion, honey, Celtic sea salt

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

Kraut Source Fermentation Lid

1 fermentation lid

$29.98 +tax

This is a great gift to get your loved ones home fermenting! All you need is a wide mouth Mason jar and a ring to complete the kit.  

Kraut Source includes:

  • 1 stainless steel unit with 1 FDA food-grade silicone gasket attached
  • 1 spare FDA food-grade silicone gasket 
  • Instruction manual

The box is compostable and the insert is plantable with thyme seeds embedded in the paper.

Watch the tutorial video below on how to assemble Kraut Source.

https://youtu.be/I05aIJ1kwTQ

Living Vision Kitchen PINT Fresh Coconut Yogurt

1 Pint Jar

$16.25
$1.50 Glass Deposit

Living Vision Kitchen's Raw Vegan Young Coconut Yogurt is about as simple as a product can get. Don’t let the simplicity of ingredients deceive you. This yogurt is thick, lusciously silky and creamy with a mild tang that will ripen with time. Chaya’s Young Coconut Yogurt is a probiotic rich delight that is wonderful on it’s own, with fresh fruit, sprouted nuts, in smoothies, drizzled with honey or any other way you can creatively construct.

Ingredients: Organic Thai Young Coconut Water and Meat, Vegan 12 probiotic strains.

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 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 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.