The Alchemy of Fermentation and Veggie Potluck @ Holmdel Farmstead

PLEASE NOTE: This workshop is taught by others (not Sandor).

The Alchemy of Fermentation and Veggie Potluck @ Holmdel Farmstead

Friday, February 21st

5-8 pm

$40 (Sliding scale, email – Supplies Included

Class at 5pm – Potluck at 7pm

Fermentation of vegetables and plant matter is an ancient alchemical practice of breaking down plant cells in salt water to extract the highest form of nutrients and nourish the body with an abundance of vitamins, minerals, and probiotics. In this day where germaphobia is so prevalent, most of our food is pasteurized to no end. Thus we are losing culture, and culturing practice. This makes finding truly fermented foods rare and expensive. Fortunately it is easy, safe and inexpensive to make fermented foods at home.

This workshop will empower you, with hands on experience, to make your own fermented healthy foods at home which require no electricity and no refrigeration. We will explore the process of this ancient art, the many ways of flavoring with spices and how to easily incorporate fermented foods into your diet.

Everyone will leave with their own jar of delicious, nourishing fermented veggies, as well as the knowledge to properly store and care for them, and of course how to make lots more!
RSVP is required for address. In order to have the correct amount of supplies prepared we must know in advance. Please email: and let us know you’re coming!

***Join us after the workshop for a Vegetarian Potluck – Please bring a vegetarian/vegan dish to share with the tribe. Organic, local and foraged dishes are encouraged.

I’m currently planning for the Return to Nature 2014 class season. Anyone who knows interested people or centers from yoga to community centers, health food stores, farmers markets, gardening organizations, back yards, and anyone else that can host or help organize workshops, please be in touch. Also looking to expand the Return to Nature team including people to post flyers, help organize classes, and do any further promotional work.

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Dan Farella is a Forager, Herbalist, and Musician dedicated to working with Nature to further the healing of the connection between the planet and the people. Dan teaches classes through Return to Nature (, which provides workshops in foraging, herbalism, making medicinal preparations from herbs, Fermentation classes, thriving in nature, as well as gives nutrition and health consultations, mentorships, and group or private in-home custom herbalism classes.


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