POTSDAM, N.Y. — The public is invited to attend a workshop, where they will make a large batch of Old World-style sauerkraut and learn more about fermented foods and the benefits of natural probiotics in the diet.
“Full Ferment: Making Sauerkraut” is presented with sponsorship by the Potsdam Food Co-op and presented by Adirondack author and columnist Yvona Fast and her mother Dana Fast, a retired chemist, who brought the recipe from Poland in the 1960’s.
The hands-on “make and take” workshop is another in a continuing series of “Nutritious Delicious (And Cheap!)” cooking seminars coordinated by the Local Living Venture, a community-based educational not for profit based in the St. Lawrence River Valley.
This class will show you how to “do it yourself” for good health, sharing recipes and techniques, from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 13 near Potsdam, NY. Registration is required for the location, as there is a limit to the class size.
This event is a hands-on, “bring your aprons” workshop. The suggested donation is $25 per person, $45 couple, $12 for students, with scholarships available.
Each participant will have the opportunity to bring home a share of their labors, having shared in creating a large batch of homemade sauerkraut that will then be divvied up for future enjoyment and good health.
Fermented foods are known to aid in digestion (essentially, they are a partially digested food) and to support the immune system by helping us to absorb important nutrients from our food. Dill pickles, sauerkraut and other fermented foods are rich in enzyme activity that breaks down food for ease of digestion. These are among the many health benefits of a diet rich in sauerkraut.
The presenters of this “Nutritious Delicious” workshop are a well known mother and daughter duo in the Adirondacks, Yvona Fast and her mother Dana Fast. Yvona is the author of several books and writes the weekly column, the “North Country Kitchen” for the Adirondack Daily Enterprise.
They will share how our modern diet does not promote a healthy gut, but how this can be remedied via probiotics such as fermented foods. Their old family recipe is sure to please lovers of sauerkraut.
The event coordinators, the Local Living Venture, sponsor workshops promoting traditional rural and simple living skills with the motto “Sharing Knowledge from the Past – Building Skills for the Future.”
Co-sponsoring the event is the Potsdam Food Co-op at 24 Elm St., Potsdam, NY. They strive to provide a pleasant shopping experience, with an emphasis on education and sharing information with the community. The Co-op (www.PotsdamCoop.com) carries local, natural and healthful foods and is open to the public (no membership required) from 8 a.m to 7 p.m., seven days a week.
Class size is limited so attendees must RSVP for the location near Potsdam, NY. Email confirmation will be sent to all registrants within 24-48 hours.
All upcoming Local Living Venture events may be viewed on their website at
–Local Living Venture
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