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    « I'm having my own little Fermentation Festival.... | Main | Caramel Apple Syrup »
    Thursday
    Oct212010

    2010 Portland Fermentation Festival!

    This is Part 1 of a two-part blog post. This first part was written the day after the event, when I was short on time. Please continue to scroll down and read through this brief section. There is an extensive follow-up blog post, complete with photos of the event, posted today, Oct. 25th.

    I am in the process of editing photos from yesterday's event, and plan to blog about it in the next couple days...I just have to say, that the group of people I met yesterday...fermenters / exhibitors, festival goers, and wanna-be fermenters...were the happiest, healthiest group of people I have met in a long time. They must be onto something with all this fermenting.

    A few attendees I talked to seemed to think fermentation is a "fad", but since humans have been controlling -- and enjoying -- the fermentation process for thousands of years, I think I can safely assume the fad is here to stay.

    I am so inspired!

    Portland Fermentation Festival info

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    Reader Comments (5)

    So interesting and the pictures were awesome! I had no idea that you could ferment so many different things! I love this web site and very informative! Keep up the great work!

    October 25, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterCarla Cornelius

    Wonderful Job! Right out of a "Home-Ec Book"!

    October 26, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterTami Jordan

    Thank you Ladies! It's fun for me to re-live my experience through photos and words, and I am so happy you enjoyed it too.

    October 26, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterBrook

    What a wonderful update - thank you! I spent the day making fermented carrots, beet slaw and kvass. We should start a Seattle fermentation fest!

    October 21, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterSustainable Eats

    Yes Annette, we need to talk....let's do it!!!

    I've been telling anyone who would listen to me for the past year or two that I want to start a Fermentation Festival in Seattle and I'm sure the Portland folks would love to join forces and promote them together. Down the road perhaps we could get someone nationally-known to do a workshop in Portland one day and Seattle the next. Things like that.

    I was in San Diego for a wedding these past two days, but read your comment on my iPhone -- was unable to respond at the time -- but was so happy to hear from you. I think I finally have a "partner in crime" ;)

    P.S. You had me at Fermented Carrots.

    October 23, 2011 | Registered CommenterBrook Hurst Stephens
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