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Cultured Foods & Condiments

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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Classic Kraut

$9.00
$1.50 Glass Deposit

Green cabbage and Celtic sea salt are cultured in ceramic Harsch crocks for at least 5 weeks before jarring. For a simple, refreshing probiotic boost, try a forkful or two mixed in a salad, soup or stew, on a hot dog or burger or with any grilled meat or charcuterie.

Ingredients: green cabbage,* Celtic sea salt  (* = organic)

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

Digestive Kraut

$9.00
$1.50 Glass Deposit

We enhanced the digestive properties of this kraut by adding in fresh escarole, orange zest and cardamom. Combine these with the probiotic properties of a traditionally fermented kraut, and you have a recipe for healing the gut.

Ingredients: green cabbage,* escarole,* Celtic sea salt, orange zest,* cardamom seed* (*=organic)

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

Oma's Old-Fashioned Sauerkraut

$9.00
$1.50 Glass Deposit

This 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*  (* = organic)

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

Vital Heart Kraut

$9.00
$1.50 Glass Deposit

This delicious ferment features a warm hint of garlic and scallions, 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,* onions,* garlic,* Celtic sea salt, scallions* (* = organic)

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

Good Faith Farm Raw Green Olives with Garlic and Oregano

$10.50
$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*, Redmond's Minerals Real Salt. (*=organic)

Cultured Honey Mustard

$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,* juniper berries,* caraway,* Celtic sea salt). (*= organic)

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

Golden Blend (Vegan) -- Frozen

$5.00
$1.50 Glass Deposit

Product comes frozen. This concentrated paste combines the adaptogenic power of turmeric with a bit of black pepper, which is known to increase turmeric's potency many times over. Designed as a base for Golden Milk, a classic Ayurvedic healing drink, you can also add it to broth or rice, blend it onto curries or stir-fries, even add it to scrambled eggs!

Serving suggestion: to make Golden Milk, stir 1/2 teaspoon of Golden Blend into 1 cup of heated milk of your choosing. Note: If you are taking other dietary herbs or supplements, you may want to check with your practitioner to make sure this is compatible.

Ingredients: coconut oil,* turmeric,* black pepper,* filtered water  (* = organic)

Recipe is vegan, gluten-free, dairy-free, and GAPS/Paleo Diets-friendly.

Product note: We recommend using this product within 1 1/2 weeks, or freezing it. Product can be divided into individual servings (1/2 teaspoon) wrapped in wax paper and frozen in an airtight container for ease of use. 

Hot Pepper Jelly

$7.00
$1.50 Glass Deposit

A generations-old family recipe from one of our former-worker owners. This piquant blend of sweet and heat can be used as a meat condiment or a welcome addition to a cheese platter. Try it paired with Sierra Nevada Chevre!

Ingredients: unfiltered honey, Bernie's Best apple cider vinegar,* red jalapenos,* green bell peppers,* Great Lakes grassfed beef gelatin, lemon juice*  (* = organic)

Recipe is gluten-free, dairy-free, black pepper-free, GAPS Diet-friendly and not vegetarian.

South River Azuki Bean Miso

$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

$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

$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

$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 Sweet White Miso

$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

$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.