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Cultured Foods

Lactofermented foods and beverages can be found in traditional diets around the world. The fermentation preserves foods while enhancing their digestibility and nutrient profile. A tablespoon or so with every meal is enough to provide a probiotic boost. Our raw cultured foods are produced with simple ingredients and time-tested techniques.

 

 

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Classic Kraut

1 pint jar

$9.00
$1.50 Glass Deposit

Green cabbage and Celtic sea salt are cultured in ceramic Harsch crocks for at least 5 weeks before jarring. For a simple probiotic boost, try a forkful or two mixed in a salad, soup or stew, on a hot dog or burger or with any grilled meat or charcuterie.

Ingredients: green cabbage, Celtic sea salt

Recipe is vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free, dairy-free and GAPS Diet-friendly.

Colonel Mustard's Kraut

1 pint jar

$9.00
$1.50 Glass Deposit

The healing properties of mustard greens and seeds star in this simple kraut. Beta Carotene and vitamin K, a host of minerals. antioxidants and liver-cleansing phytonutrients are among mustard's recognized nutritional benefits.

Ingredients: green cabbage, mustard greens, Celtic sea salt, brown and yellow mustard seeds

Recipe is vegan, gluten-free, dairy-free, black pepper-free, nightshade-free and GAPS Diet-friendly.

Curtido Kraut

1 pint jar

$9.00
$1.50 Glass Deposit

Green cabbage is cultured with Celtic sea salt, carrots, oregano, and onions for our version of a traditional Latin American variation on sauerkraut. This is the perfect kraut to have on tacos, tamales, or any other South-of-the-Border meals!

Ingredients: green cabbage, carrots, onions, Celtic sea salt, oregano

Recipe is vegan, gluten-free, dairy-free, nightshade-free, black pepper-free and GAPS Diet-friendly.

Good Faith Farm Sevillano Olives

1 pint jar

$8.50
$1.50 Glass Deposit

Good Faith Farm grows organic olives in Flournoy, CA, then cures them in the traditional way, with sea salt and no lye. The olives are never heat-processed or treated with chemical ripening agents or preservatives, as many olives are, so they retain all their probiotic power. All the olives are from Northern California Old Groves and are grown and harvested by small family farmers. These plain Sevillano pickled olives are refreshing and mellow.

Ingredients: Raw Sevillano olives, filtered water, sea salt

Live Cultured Pickled Okra

1 Pint Jar

$10.00
$1.50 Glass Deposit

Okra lovers rejoice! We cultured okra from Feral Heart Farms in Sunol in the brine of our acclaimed Lower Eastside Pickles with a dash of red chile flakes for a lively, fresh fermented crunch, full of probiotics and enzymes.

Ingredients: green okra, brine of "Lower Eastside Pickles" (cucumbers, dill, grape leaves, garlic, ginger, juniper berries, caraway seed, coriander, yellow & brown mustard seeds, black peppercorns, bay leaves, Celtic sea salt), red chile pepper flakes

Recipe is vegan, gluten-free, dairy-free, and Paleo Diet-friendly.

Sauerkraut Brine

1 pint jar

$5.00
$1.50 Glass Deposit

Sauerkraut brine is a wonderful tonic for the digestion, and recommended as a great way to rebuild the intestinal flora. This brine, harvested from our Curtido Kraut, can be consumed in small amounts to stimulate digestion — “brine shots” are a weekly ritual in our kitchen! Brine is also wonderful added to salad dressings, or even used instead of vinegar. Lastly, if you are culturing vegetables like sauerkraut at home, it acts as a perfect starter.

Ingredients: brine of "Curtido Kraut" (green cabbage, carrots onion, Celtic sea salt, oregano)

Recipe is vegan, gluten-free, dairy-free, nightshade-free, black pepper-free and GAPS Diet-friendly.

Cultured Ketchup

4 oz. jar

$5.00
$1.50 Glass Deposit

Sweetened with honey and cultured with housemade sauerkraut brine, our GAPS Diet-friendly Cultured Ketchup is a great alternative to factory-processed versions. Goes great with our Hamburgers, on our Mini Meatloaf, or use anywhere you would regular ketchup.

Ingredients: tomato paste, sauerkraut brine (brine from green cabbage, Celtic sea salt), honey, apple cider vinegar, garlic, Red Boat Fish Sauce (anchovies, sea salt), Celtic sea salt, apple cider vinegar, cayenne

Recipe is gluten-free, dairy-free and GAPS Diet-friendly.

Piimä Cream

1/2 pint jar

$7.00
$1.50 Glass Deposit

Piimä is a culture from Scandinavia that can be used to culture milk or cream into a delicious and probiotic dairy product. Culturing cream with piima culture produces a topping similar to crème fraîche or sour cream. According to Sally Fallon Morell, author of Nourishing Traditions, piimä was originally derived from the milk of cows that fed on the butterwort plant. Centuries ago, Scandinavian farmers discovered that milk clabbered better when their cows consumed this herb.

Piimä Cream is cultured at room temperature, and you can use a spoonful of our Piimä Cream to culture your own cream. Use about 2 tablespoons of Piimä Cream to one pint of cream and allow to culture for about 24 hours.

Ingredients: Straus cream, piima culture

Recipe is gluten-free and contains dairy.

Living Vision Kitchen Half Pint Coconut Yogurt

1/2 pint jar

$7.00
$1.50 Glass Deposit

Living Vision Kitchen's Raw Vegan Young Coconut Yogurt is about as simple as a product can get. Don’t let the simplicity of ingredients deceive you. This yogurt is thick, lusciously silky and creamy with a mild tang that will ripen with time. Chaya’s Young Coconut Yogurt is a probiotic rich delight that is wonderful on it’s own, with fresh fruit, sprouted nuts, in smoothies, drizzled with honey or any other way you can creatively construct.

Ingredients: Organic Thai Young Coconut Water and Meat, Vegan Probiotics

Living Vision Kitchen Pint Fresh Coconut Yogurt

1 Pint Jar

$14.00
$1.50 Glass Deposit

Living Vision Kitchen's Raw Vegan Young Coconut Yogurt is about as simple as a product can get. Don’t let the simplicity of ingredients deceive you. This yogurt is thick, lusciously silky and creamy with a mild tang that will ripen with time. Chaya’s Young Coconut Yogurt is a probiotic rich delight that is wonderful on it’s own, with fresh fruit, sprouted nuts, in smoothies, drizzled with honey or any other way you can creatively construct.

Ingredients: Organic Thai Young Coconut Water and Meat, Vegan Probiotics

South River Azuki Bean Miso

16 oz. jar

$15.75

Nowhere else can you find miso made with the small red azuki beans, highly regarded for their nutritional and healing properties in Oriental medicine. Festive burgundy in color, this delicate miso is ideal for seasoning light soups, bean dishes, sauces, and salad dressings. Made with brown rice and azuki beans. No gluten or soy ingredients.

Ingredients: Deep well water, lightly polished organic brown rice, organic azuki beans, sun-dried sea salt, organic sea vegetables and koji culture.

South River Dandelion Leek Miso

16 oz. jar

$25.50

Each spring, during the last week of April, the South River Miso folks take to the woods to gather Wild Leeks (Allium tricoccum, also called Ramps). They cook them along with Dandelion greens, dried nettles, and Maine coast sea vegetables. Then these are hand chopped and mixed together with Hearty Brown Rice Miso (already aged for two years) and Sweet Tasting Brown Rice Miso (already aged for three months). This mixture is then aged for one full summer.

Many people have told us that a broth made with this miso has helped them through illness. Others take it with them when traveling where good quality food is not always available. This miso is great for an instant soup broth in the workplace or for a "pick-me-up" instead of coffee. This Dandelion Leek Miso was a gifted to the Empress of Japan.

Ingredients: Deep well water, organic soybeans, organic brown rice, sun-dried sea salt, dandelion greens, wild leeks*, nettle greens, organic sea vegetables, and koji culture.

*Wild crafted. - No gluten ingredients.

South River Garlic Red Pepper Miso

16 oz. jar

$18.75

Mildly spicy and deeply warming, this chickpea miso is made with immune-strengthening fresh garlic and sun-baked Turkish red pepper paste. May it spice up your culinary adventures!

No gluten or soy ingredients.

Ingredients: Deep well water, lightly polished organic rice, organic chickpeas, organic fresh garlic, sun-dried sea salt, red pepper paste, organic nettle greens, organic sea vegetables, and koji culture.

South River Golden Millet Miso

16 oz. jar

$15.75

South River Miso The tiny, high protein gold colored millet grain was considered one of the five sacred crops by the ancient Chinese, as far back as 4500 BC. This unique miso adds its sunny color and gentle sweetness to any dish. Made exclusively at South River where we have the flexibility of making small batches of specialty varieties.

Ingredients: Deep well water, organic millet, organic soybeans, sun-dried sea salt, organic sea vegetables and koji culture. 

No gluten ingredients.

South River Hearty Brown Rice Miso

16 oz. jar

$18.25

Deep, dark, nourishing, this miso is wonderful in soups, stews, and casseroles. It is a satisfying alternative to the three year barley misos, containing all their depth and power along with the extra sweetness of brown rice. Made with brown rice and black soybeans.

No gluten ingredients.

Ingredients: Deep well water, organic black soybeans, organic brown rice, sun-dried sea salt, organic sea vegetables, and koji culture.

South River Sweet Tasting Brown Rice Miso

16 oz. jar

$15.75

Blonde or caramel in color, this is our most popular light miso. Several leading natural food restaurants use this variety for making delicious salad dressings. Over the years, this has been a favorite variety for a number of holistic health institutes such as the Omega Institute in Rhinebeck, New York. Made with brown rice and soybeans.

No gluten ingredients.

Ingredients: Deep well water, lightly polished organic brown rice, organic soybeans, sun-dried sea salt, organic sea vegetables, and koji culture.

South River Sweet White Miso

16 oz. jar

$15.75

Well-known in the Kyoto region of Japan, this miso is popular for its very sweet, gentle flavor and its smooth, creamy texture. It has a low salt content (4 percent) and a very short fermentation time (3 weeks). It is delicious in spreads, dips, sauces and salad dressings, or for seasoning light soups. Made from soybeans and lightly polished brown rice.

No gluten ingredients.

Ingredients: Deep well water, lightly polished organic brown rice, organic soybeans, sun-dried sea salt, organic sea vegetables, and koji culture.

South River Three-Year Barley Miso

16 oz. jar

$18.00

This ancient and robust miso is our most popular variety, and is the one most often recommended for healing diets. The color ranges from dark pumpkin to russet brown as it ages. Some years ago, this variety was the winner of East-West Journal's "Most Hearty Miso" award. Made with barley and soybeans.

Ingredients: Deep well water, organic barley, organic soybeans, sun-dried sea salt, organic sea vegetables, and koji culture.