Crock & Jar

Boston Fermentation Festival 2015


I'll be quick to admit off the bat that I am very delayed in my blogging. It's been an amazing fall so far and I've gotten to spend A LOT of time with fellow fermenters...which is something I am very grateful for. Back in October my friend and NYC Ferments partner in crime Zack Schulman and I took off from Brooklyn to Boston to attend the Boston Fermentation Festival spear headed by the super awesome Jeremy Ogusky.

This years event was held at the new Public Market and we spent the day making new friends, talking fermentation, sitting in on workshops, and eating...lots of eating! We met up with our friends Angela Davis (Just Food & NYC Ferments) and Michaela Hayes (also of NYC Ferments & Crock & Jar) and attended the workshops of Karen Solomon (, Kirsten Shockey (, Amanda Feifer (, and the amazing Chef Geoffrey Lucas ( who sadly passed away just a couple weeks after the festival. It was a honor to get to spend time amoungst these amazing people and to learn from them.

Some of my favorite inspirations of the day were the fermented butternut squash, the hops kombucha, loads of kimchi, brine shots with Hosta Hills, a fermented and dehydrated yogurt pellet soup by Geoff Lucas, and then the people. Nothing like a massive Kraut Mob to get your morning! Can't wait for next year!


Ferment! Ferment!


We are launching our site just in time for the annual Ferment! Ferment! event hosted by the amazing Zack Schulman. This event is one of the things we look forward to most each year and it's a party you're guaranteed to remember! Come! Join us! For the novice and for the beginner, and not for the faint at heart.

There will be several amazing workshops and we be teaching a workshop on How to Make: Idlis and Dosas. (Workshop schedule below)  Bring your experiments. And if you don't have any experiments? Bring vessels for everyone else to eat with (crackers, bread, etc)

Brooklyn Free School, 372 Clinton Ave, Brooklyn NY 11238


4:15-4:35 pm   Amazake: Traditional Japanese drink rich in enzymes with Natsuko Yamawaki

4:55-5:25 pm   Nukazuke: Japanese rice bran pickles with Michaela Hayes of Crock & Jar

5:40-6:40 pm  Wild Vegetable Fermentation with Tara Whitsitt, Founder of Fermentation on Wheels

6:50-7:10 pm   Sassy Short Meads with Mary Izett, author of Speed Brewing & co-host of Fuhmentaboudit!

7:30-7:50 pm   International Breads: How to make idlis and dosas with Cheryl Paswater of Contraband Ferments

Also, Zack got a nice shout out in Edible Brooklyn this week! Check it out!