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3rd Annual Santa Barbara Fermentation Festival

3rd Annual Santa Barbara

Fermentation Festival

Come get cultured!

The 3rd Annual Santa Barbara Fermentation Festival showcases local and regional experts on the history, benefits and how-to's of fermented foods.  This all-ages experiential one-day festival provides the opportunity to learn, taste and experience the art of making ferments and empowers you to take home and apply your newfound knowledge.

2013 Festival Highlights:



11:30am: Mark McAfee - Raw Milk: It's Good to be Good to Your Gut

12:15pm: Maya Schoop - Chocolate Fermentation

12:45pm: Mark Tollefson - Fairview Gardens Address

1pm: Donna Gates - The Inner Ecology and Your Health

2:15pm: Kathryn Graham - Milk Made Eternal

2:45pm: Michael Graham - Salumi

3:30pm: Hannah Crum - Kombucha Journey

4:15pm: AJ DeNecochea - Kombucha: Unique Methods & Flavoring


Hands-On Workshops and Demos - full schedule below

coconut kefir, cultured vegetables, sauerkraut, sourdough, pirate elixirs, root beer, dairy kefir, ginger brew, and compost tea

take home your own jar of sauerkraut and a sourdough starter!

11:15am: Farmhouse Culture - Sauerkraut

12pm: Genuine Bread Company - DIY Sourdough: Culturing Homemade Bread

12:45pm: Blaine McAfee - Raw Kefir

1:30pm: Monica Ford - Probiotic Sodas

2:30pm: Donna Gates - Coconut Kefir + Cultured Vegetables

3:30pm: Susann Edmonds - Jabberwocky - Celebrating with Food and More!

4:15pm: Oscar Carmona - Fermenting Soil Fertility w/ Compost Teas


DIY Pickle Station

Learn how to make homemade dill pickles with Dave Ehreth of Sonoma Brinery

Cultured Petting Zoo

feel, look and play with kefir grains, sourdough starters, kombucha SCOBYs and all kinds of other fermentation cultures - take a tour of the zoo with Hannah Crum of Kombucha Kamp


The Honey Sticks, Jabberwocky Foods Pirates, Patti the Pickle and local Santa Barbara musicians will provide festive entertainment throughout the day

Locavore Lunch

SOL Food Kitchen + Nimita's Indian Cuisine will serve up farm to table food with a side of fermentation PLUS sprouted almond milk sorbet by Sugar and Salt Creamery for dessert! [lunch is sold a la carte]



local and regional food and beverage artisans, fermentation supplies, books and community organizations

Sonoma Brinery * Farmhouse Culture * Mountain Feed & Farm Supply * Genuine Bread Company * Liquid Chi Kombucha * Goodland Kitchen * Body Ecology Diet * Isla Vista Food Co-op * Conscious Kombucha * Imlak'esh Organics * Casitas Valley Creamery * Kombucha Kamp * SB Sourdough * Valley Brewers * Crazy Good Bread * Health-Ade * Olivos Del Mar * Tonix * Sugar & Salt Creamery * SOL Food Kitchen * Nimita's Cuisine * Equinox Naturopathic Medicine * Weston A. Price Foundation * Healing Grounds Nursery * Jabberwocky Foods * SB Organic Kitchen * Alchemy Vinegar Works * Fat Uncle Farms * Fairview Gardens * Planet Medicine * Kotuku Superfoods * Alchemy Arts Cafe * Culture Club 101 *

*lunch, fermented foods, supplies and other goodies will be for sale - make sure to bring extra cash to spend at the vendor area and a cooler to store purchases.


Proceeds from this event benefit Fairview Gardens Center for Urban Agriculture and the completion of their new farm stand!



use code "CULTURED" for discount tickets!


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  • Tatiana

    What a great event on a hot afternoon with an opportunity to cool down with a cup of great Kombucha that was widely available. Had some friends and clients of mine join us in this beautiful garden. We enjoyed all the good food, met so many interesting people: vendors and foodies alike. Thank you, everybody!

    August 24, 2013

  • Hannah C.

    Can't wait to see everyone there. Stop by the Culture Petting Zoo to get up close and personal with some of your favorite ferments - hosted by Kombucha Kamp! We will also have samples of SCOBY fruit roll ups - cinnamon peach & mixed berry

    August 23, 2013

  • SB WAPF Chapter L.

    Last chance to purchase discount tickets - sales end today at 5pm!

    Use promo code CULTURED at the following site:

    August 23, 2013

  • SB WAPF Chapter L.

    Don't forget to use CULTURED when you purchase tickets - and do so by 12am on 8/23!! Otherwise, they'll be more at the door!


    use code "CULTURED" for discount tickets!

    August 18, 2013

  • SB WAPF Chapter L.

    Wednesday, July 31 is the LAST day to purchase Early Bird Tickets to the festival!!!

    Purchase Tickets Here:

    July 30, 2013

  • Kendy R.

    Looking forward to it! Bring on the kefir and saurkraut :)

    1 · July 2, 2013

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