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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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Baja-Style Pickled Purslane with Lime

1/2 pint jar

$7.00
$1.50 Glass Deposit

Purslane is an extremely nourishing traditional superfood, which we've offered before pickled in the French style (pourpier) and Spanish (verdolaga). It contains more omega-3 fatty acids than any other leafy vegetable! This variation features a refreshing, mild base of lime juice with a touch or garlic, herbs and spices typical of foods of the Baja peninsula. Add some zest to a plate of fish tacos, mix into a salad or just eat out of the jar!

Ingredients: purslane, onions, lime zest, garlic, guajillo peppers, coriander, cumin, Celtic sea salt

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

Golden Guardian Kraut

1 pint jar

$9.00
$1.50 Glass Deposit

A trio of traditional immune boosting plants (turmeric, ginger, and garlic) make this kraut a great support for your health. We've also added black pepper, as many studies are showing that the piperine in black pepper supports the bioavailability of the curcumin in turmeric, making its anti-inflammatory power much more effective. Put a dollop of this bright kraut in a cup of warm broth and let the healing begin!

Ingredients: green cabbage, Celtic sea salt, turmeric, ginger, garlic, lemon zest, black pepper

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

Lower Eastside Dill Pickles

1 quart jar

$9.00
$1.50 Glass Deposit

Rent the film "Crossing Delancey" and pop open a jar of this seasonal treat. Pickling cucumbers from Paul's Produce in Sonoma are brined with spices and herbs, and cultured until they capture the classic taste of New York's Lower East Side. In the range between sour and half-sour, these herby pickles are a perfect probiotic sidekick to a burger, sandwich or any meal--including a kid's lunchbox! Note: our pickling cucumbers come from local family farms, and vary in size throughout the summer season. We make sure each jar has the correct amount of pickles, regardless of size, and we generally pickle them cut in half.

Ingredients: cucumbers, ginger, garlic, yellow and brown mustard seeds, fresh dill, caraway seeds, juniper berries, black peppercorns, grape leaves, bay leaves, reverse-osmosis filtered water, Celtic sea salt

Recipe is vegan, gluten-free, dairy-free, and GAPS 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 weekly krauts, 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 "Golden Guardian Kraut" (green cabbage, Celtic sea salt, turmeric, ginger, garlic, lemon zest, black pepper)

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

 

Good Faith Farm Raw 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

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.

Cultured Sriracha Hot Sauce

4 ounce jar

$6.50
$1.50 Glass Deposit

We fine tuned our housemade sriracha to improve balance and depth. We start by culturing Riverdog Farm red jalpenos, red bell peppers and garlic with Celtic sea salt for three weeks. We've added a touch of roasted garlic and our own onion demi-glace to make a hot sauce with sweet and zesty notes.

Ingredients: red jalpenos, red bell peppers, garlic, onion, honey, Celtic sea salt

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

Yogurt Cream

1/2 pint jar

$6.50
$1.50 Glass Deposit

Our extra thick and rich yogurt cream made with Straus yogurt and nothing more. Use a dollop as a topping on savory or sweet dishes, or use as a spread on crackers or crostini. Anywhere you would use cream cheese, crème fraîche, or sour cream, yogurt cream can be substituted!

Ingredient: Straus yogurt, strained to remove the liquid whey

Recipe is gluten-free and contains dairy.

Kraut Source Fermentation Lid

1 fermentation lid

$29.98 +tax

This is a great gift to get your loved ones home fermenting! All you need is a wide mouth Mason jar and a ring to complete the kit.  

Kraut Source includes:

  • 1 stainless steel unit with 1 FDA food-grade silicone gasket attached
  • 1 spare FDA food-grade silicone gasket 
  • Instruction manual

The box is compostable and the insert is plantable with thyme seeds embedded in the paper.

Watch the tutorial video below on how to assemble Kraut Source.

https://youtu.be/I05aIJ1kwTQ

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 Chick Pea Miso

16 oz. jar

$15.75

This is a versatile light miso and is made with the sumptuous chick pea instead of soybeans. The flavor is sweeter and more delicate than many other misos. Made with brown rice and chick peas. No gluten or soy ingredients.

Ingredients: Deep well water, lightly polished organic brown rice, organic chickpeas, 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 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.