Tuesday, July 30, 2013


SANTA BARBARA, CA. The 3rd Annual Santa Barbara Fermentation Festival will be held at Fairview Gardens Center for Urban Agriculture in Goleta, California. The festival will showcase local and regional experts on the history, benefits and how-to's of fermented foods. This all-ages experiential one-day festival provides the opportunity to learn, taste and experience the art of making ferments and empowers you to take home and apply your newfound knowledge.

The festival will be held on Saturday, August 24th 2013 from 11am-5pm. Tickets are available at the Isla Vista Food Co-op, Isabella Gourmet Foods or online at 

Adults $16
Children 3-12yrs $6
Family 4-Pack $34. 

A limited number of tickets will be available on the day of the event.

Festival highlights include well-known fermentation experts Donna Gates, author of the Body Ecology Diet, Jenny McGruther, author of Nourished Kitchen, a famous traditional foods blog, Mark McAfee, owner of Organic Pastures Raw Dairy, Hannah Crum, the Kombucha Mamma, and many more. Attendees will have the opportunity to learn how to make a variety of fermented foods and beverages such as sauerkraut, kombucha, sourdough bread, ginger brew, root beer, fruit sodas, coconut kefir, dairy ferments, and elixirs. 

A cultured petting zoo will provide children and adults a chance to touch and learn about fermentation starters. Local and regional food, beverage and fermentation supply vendors will be on hand to answer questions, offer samples and sell their products. A locavore lunch will be provided by SOL Food Kitchen, Nimita’s Cuisine and Sugar & Salt Creamery.

Proceeds from the 3rd Annual Santa Barbara Fermentation Festival benefit Fairview Gardens Center for Urban Agriculture. Fairview Gardens is a non-profit educational farm that builds critical connections between community, agriculture and education by innovating and producing safe, organic, locally-grown foods in a sustainable manner, serving as a community-based educational resource, advocating for appropriately scaled, healthy food systems, and providing engaging, hands-on experience with farming. Fairview Gardens envisions a sustainable world for future generations where knowing the source of food is common knowledge and being connected to nature is common practice.

For additional information, please contact Katie Falbo at Cultivate Events at 805-722-5324.

Special thanks to Fairview Gardens, our 2013 SB Fermentation Festival host and benefactor.