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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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Pickled Purslane

1/2 pint jar

$7.00
$1.50 Glass Deposit
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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! It also literally grows like a weed in many parts of the country, including the bay Area. This version features purslane from Feral Heart Farm, right here in the East Bay, with onions and carrots, and subtle hints of fresh mint, lime and aromatic spices.

Ingredients: purslane,* onions,* carrots,* garlic,* fresh mint,* Celtic sea salt, coriander seeds,* black peppercorns,* lime zest*  (* = organic)

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

Sauerruben

1/2 pint jar

$6.00
$1.50 Glass Deposit
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A vibrant ruby-hued version of sauerruben, featuring grated beets, rutabagas and purple-top turnips with Celtic sea salt, orange zest and spices, fermented over several weeks in the same way we do our sauerkrauts. Delightful as a relish or an addition to salad, this brightly colored celebration of root vegetables adds zing and probiotics to any meal.

Ingredients: rutabagas, purple top turnips, red beets, orange zest, Celtic sea salt, celery seed, cardmom seed, cloves 

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

White Spring Kimchi (Nightshade-free)

1 pint jar

$12.00
$1.50 Glass Deposit
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Inspired by traditional recipes, this nightshade-free kimchi features fresh asparagus and fennel to create a beautiful and distinctive kimchi without the usual hot peppers. It has a bit of a bite, but not the kind of heat you get with hot chiles, and its umami goodness ripples across the warming notes of horseradish, daikon and green garlic.

Ingredients: napa cabbage,* asparagus,* fennel bulbs,* daikon,* horseradish,* garlic,* Celtic sea salt, green garlic,* Red Boat fish sauce (anchovies, sea salt), brown rice flour,* ginger,* scallions,* unfiltered honey  (* = organic)

Recipe is gluten-free, dairy-free, black pepper-free, nightshade-free, not vegetarian and not grain-free.

Classic Kraut

1 pint jar

$9.00
$1.50 Glass Deposit
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Green cabbage and Celtic sea salt are cultured in ceramic Harsch crocks for at least 5 weeks before jarring. For a simple 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 and GAPS Diet-friendly.

Golden Guardian Kraut

1 pint jar

$9.00
$1.50 Glass Deposit
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A trio of traditional immune boosting plants (turmeric, ginger, and garlic) make this kraut a great support for your health. We've also added black pepper, as many studies are showing that the piperine in black pepper supports the bioavailability of the curcumin in turmeric, making its anti-inflammatory power much more effective. Put a dollop of this bright kraut in a cup of warm broth and let the healing begin!

Ingredients: green cabbage,* turmeric,* Celtic sea salt, ginger,* garlic,* lemon zest,* black pepper*

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

Lower Eastside Dill Pickles

1 quart jar

$9.00
$1.50 Glass Deposit
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The 2019 seasonal debut our classic, New York-style pickles! Rent the film "Crossing Delancey" and pop open a jar of this Summer treat. Our first local pickling cucumbers were brined with spices and herbs, and cultured until they capture the classic taste straight out of the 50-gallon sidewalk barrels at Gus's Pickles. 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 the cucumbers are large we cut the pickles in half. 

Ingredients: cucumbers,* fresh dill,* grape leaves,* garlic,* ginger,* juniper berries,* caraway,* coriander,* dill,* yellow and brown mustard* seeds, black peppercorns,* bay leaves,* Celtic sea salt  (* = organic)

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
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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.

Good Faith Farm Raw Kalamata Olives

1 pint jar

$8.50
$1.50 Glass Deposit
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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 Kalamata olives, filtered water, sea salt, cold pressed olive oil

Sauerkraut Brine

1 pint jar

$5.00
$1.50 Glass Deposit
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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, and everyone was thrilled with the brine this week! 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 "Golden Guardian Kraut" (green cabbage,* turmeric,* Celtic sea salt, ginger,* garlic,* lemon zest,* black pepper*)  (* = organic)

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

 

Jersey Milk Yogurt

1 quart jar

$8.50
$1.50 Glass Deposit
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This sweet, mild-flavored yogurt is made from the beautiful Jersey milk at Claravale Farm. Since it is not legal to sell raw milk yogurt, the milk was gently heated to 186º before cooling enough to culture with a starter of Straus yogurt. We then cultured for 24 hours until thick and creamy. Enjoy as is or with fresh fruit, granola, honey, or a bit of jam.

Ingredients: Claravale Farm Jersey cow milk, Straus yogurt as a culture

Recipe is gluten-free and contains dairy. The 24 hour culturing process makes this a GAPS Diet-friendly yogurt!

Yogurt Cream

1/2 pint jar

$6.50
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Our extra thick and rich yogurt cream made with Straus yogurt and nothing more. Use a dollop as a topping on savory or sweet dishes, or use as a spread on crackers or crostini. Anywhere you would use cream cheese, crème fraîche, or sour cream, yogurt cream can be substituted!

Ingredient: Straus yogurt,* strained to remove the liquid whey (* = organic)

Recipe is gluten-free and contains dairy.

Cultured Honey Mustard

4 oz. jar

$5.00
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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
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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.

The Coconut Cult, The Original Coconut Yogurt

16 oz jar

$24.50
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Note: This product now features a different combination of probiotic strains. Young Thai coconuts and probiotics are pureed and fermented to create this fresh and creamy yogurt.  Over 400 billion probiotics in each pint.

Coconut Cult recommends starting with just a few spoonfuls and progressing your way to a whole bowl. Think of this yogurt as a replacement for your daily probiotic supplement or as your new favorite yogurt.

Ingredients: Organic Coconut meat, organic coconut water, organic coconut water concentrate, custom probiotic blend: 16 Strains of Probiotics: L. Lactis, S. Thermophilus, L. Salivarius, L. Acidophilus, L. Helveticus, L. Plantarum, L. Gasseri, L. Brevis, L. Casei, L. Fermentum, L. Reuteri, L. Rhamnosus, B. Longum, B. Infantis, B. Breve, B. Bifidum

The Coconut Cult, Vanilla Toffee Coconut Yogurt

8 oz jar

$14.00
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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.

Vanilla Toffee flavor, with a hint of sweet, is a perfect pancake topper or to eat it straight out of the jar. 

Ingredients: Organic Coconut meat, organic coconut cream, organic water, organic coconut nectar, organic vanilla bean, custom probiotic blend.

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.

Kraut Source Fermentation Lid

1 fermentation lid

$29.98 +tax
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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

South River Sweet White Miso

16 oz. jar

$15.75
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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 Azuki Bean Miso

16 oz. jar

$15.75
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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
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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
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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
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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 Three-Year Barley Miso

16 oz. jar

$18.00
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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.