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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 Beets (Vegan)

$6.00
$1.50 Glass Deposit

Red beets are steamed until tender, then tossed with blanched onions, dill, olive oil, Bernie's Best Raw Apple Cider Vinegar, and probiotic sauerkraut brine from our house-made krauts for a delicious condiment or an addition to a salad.

Ingredients: red beets,* onions,* apple cider vinegar,* sauerkraut brine (juice from green cabbage,* Celtic sea salt), olive oil,* Celtic sea salt, black pepper,* dill*  (*=organic)

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

Better Bitters Kraut

$9.00
$1.50 Glass Deposit

Green cabbage is cultured with seasonal local greens and Celtic sea salt for a very mild and delicious version of our nourishing kraut.

Ingredients: green cabbage,* raddichio,* escarole,* dandelion greens,* mustard greens,* Celtic sea salt (*=organic)

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

 

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.

Immunity Kraut

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

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

Spicy Red Kimchi with Carrots

$12.00
$1.50 Glass Deposit

Based on traditional recipes, our kimchi boasts ample amounts of authentic kimchi red pepper flakes as well as garlic, ginger, and fish sauce, and features carrots for a little crunch and balance of flavors. This kimchi packs some heat. 

Ingredients: napa cabbage*, carrots*, daikon*, gochugaru (Korean red pepper chili flakes), scallions*, fish sauce, onions*, garlic*, Celtic sea salt, brown rice flour*, raw unfiltered honey, ginger* (*= organic)
 
Recipe is gluten-free, dairy-free, black pepper-free, not vegetarian, and not grain-free.

White Hot Kimchi

$12.00
$1.50 Glass Deposit

This nightshade-free variation on traditional kimchi recipes uses ample amounts of horseradish as well as garlic, ginger and mustard greens to create a beautiful and distinctive kimchi. It has a bit of gingery-horseradish bite, but not the kind of heat you get with the hot chiles in our Spicy Red Kimchi. Its warming umami goodness ripples across the peppery notes. 

Ingredients: napa cabbage*, leeks*, daikon*, horseradish*, mustard greens*, garlic*, scallions*, Red Boat Fish Sauce (anchovies, sea salt), ginger,* brown rice flour*, raw unfiltered honey,  Celtic sea salt,  (*= organic) 

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

Zesty Zucchini Pickles

$9.50
$1.50 Glass Deposit

Featuring turmeric and mustard seeds, this delicious seasonal quick pickle is inspired by a classic recipe from Zuni Cafe. Zucchini slices are quick-pickled in a brine of apple cider vinegar, honey and Celtic sea salt.

Ingredients: yellow squash*, zuchinni*, red onions*, Bernie’s Best apple cider vinegar*, honey, Celtic sea salt, yellow mustard powder*, brown & yellow mustard seeds*, ground turmeric* (* = organic) 

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

Good Faith Farm Cold Cured Kalamata Olives

$8.50
$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 Kalamata olives,* filtered water, olive oil,* sea salt

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

Jersey Milk Yogurt

$8.50
$1.50 Glass Deposit

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!

Sauerkraut Brine

$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, 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 "Better Bitters" juice from green cabbage,* raddichio,* escarole,* dandelion greens,* mustard greens,* Celtic sea salt (*=organic)

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

Yogurt Cream

$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

$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). (*= organic)

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

Cultured Sriracha Hot Sauce

$6.50
$1.50 Glass Deposit

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

Ingredients: red jalapenos,* red bell peppers,* onion demi-glace,* lime juice,* garlic,* honey, Celtic sea salt. (* = organic)

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

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 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 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.