Have you started fermenting food for your health and/or just because you're curious and like to try new things? Are you seeking the support and camaraderie of local like-minded folks in your fermentation explorations? Let's get together to share tips, cooking techniques, explore local fermented food companies, and eat great food!
Our second meetup in our Kombucha and Kimchi series is at Boro Beverage in Chapel Hill! Owner and Founder Carly Erickson has been selling her fermented drinks for several years at farmers markets, pop-up markets, and from her food truck, and she just opened her storefront to the public this Spring.
Boro Beverage began as a hobby when owner and mother Brewer Carly Erickson would take unwanted produce from farms she worked on and created healthy value added products out of them. Making sauerkraut and vegetable ferments she would create fabulous and vibrant food that was alive, it was like a second chance program! These products evolved into other fermentables and often requested to be purchase by the community. As the demand was there a business was born!
Carly Erickson is a native Californian who has called the NC Piedmont home for 10 years. Her background includes a degree in Sustainable Agriculture, nutritional and herbal studies, as well as a deep rooted background in entrepreneurship since childhood. Her passions include strengthening community, local food access, craft beer, travel and music. Carly is a mother of two and lives in the quirky town of Carrboro, NC.
Series Background: We're exploring places in the Triangle that make kombucha or kimchi, sometimes taking a tour of their facility, and sampling their wares. Join us for this fun activity! Feel free to bring your latest fermented food for us to sample, although we ask that you do not bring any other kombucha or drinks to this activity.