As part of it’s continuing series of food classes, Washington
State University Kitsap Extension will host a class on fermenting.
Here’s their press release on the class:
BREMERTON – Experienced and novice food preservationists will
learn all aspects of fermenting foods at the Friendly Fermentation
class to be held at the Silverdale Community Center on Saturday,
June 18th, 2011.
WSU Kitsap Small Farms Team is pleased to host nutritionist and
fermentation diva, Trish Carty for this afternoon workshop.
Friendly Fermentation will de-mystify home fermentation, while
simplifying the process and enforcing the health benefits of
lacto-fermented foods. The class will cover a brief historical view
on fermenting, detail the process involved, and discuss materials
to get you started. We will have several hands-on demonstrations to
show just how simple fermentation is!
In her book, Nourishing Traditions, Sally Fallon writes, “The
proliferation of lactobacilli in fermented vegetables enhances
their digestibility and increases vitamin levels. These beneficial
organisms produce numerous helpful enzymes as well as antibiotic
and anti-carcinogenic substances. Their main by-product, lactic
acid, not only keeps vegetables and fruits in a state of perfect
preservation but also promotes the growth of healthy flora
throughout the intestine.”
Friendly Fermentation will be held on Saturday, June 18th,
1:00pm – 4:00pm at the Silverdale Community Center, 9729 Silverdale
Way NW, Silverdale, WA 98383. Cost for the class is $35/person or
$50/ family. As always, 4-H and FFA youth are free. To register
visit the WSU Kitsap
Extension website at http://kitsap.wsu.edu/. For more
information about Friendly Fermentation contact Shannon Harkness at
360-337-7026 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
About the WSU Kitsap Extension Small Farms Team:
The Small Farms Team provides educational programs and
research-based information for Kitsap
farmers, consumers, decision-makers, and others involved in local
food systems. Learn more at:
http://kitsap.wsu.edu/. WSU Extension programs and employment are
available to all without
discrimination. Evidence of noncompliance may be reported to your
local WSU Extension office.
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