Fermented Vegetables Gift Set


Do you know an aspiring fermenter? This starter set includes the tools and information needed to begin fermenting with confidence and a sense of curiosity and experimentation. Keep in mind, when someone you love starts fermenting, everyone they love reaps the rewards. Kraut, kimchi, fermented carrot sticks, and so much more – tasty treats for you and your microbiome. Kraut Source makes it easy to do small-batch fermenting on your countertop; the pounder is the ideal tool for pushing those veggies beneath their brine to create the perfect environment for successful fermentation; and Kirsten and Christopher Shockey’s Fermented Vegetables will guide you through it all.

  • Kraut Source small-batch fermentation kit (San Francisco, California)
  • Kraut Source Maple Wood Pounder (San Francisco, California)
  • Fermented Vegetables: Creative Recipes for Fermenting 64 Vegetables & Herbs in Krauts, Kimchis, Brined Pickles, Chutneys, Relishes & Pastes by Kirsten and Christopher Shockey (Applegate, Oregon)

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Kraut Source
Kraut Source (San Francisco, California)

Kraut Source is an innovative tool for making fermented foods like sauerkraut, natural pickles, and kimchi in wide-mouth mason jars. If you buy fermented foods, you know how expensive it can get. Kraut Source encourages the DIY, artisanal spirit by enabling home cooks to create gourmet live-cultured foods that are delicious, nutritious, and economical. The stainless-steel unit is dishwasher-safe and easy to use. Kraut Source comes with one stainless-steel small-batch fermentation tool, one attached FDA food-grade silicone gasket, one spare FDA food-grade silicone gasket, and an 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.


Kraut Source Maple Wood Pounder
Kraut Source (San Francisco, California)

Perfect for packing your cabbage and other vegetables into mason jars, the Maple Wood Pounder can also be used to muddle cocktails such as mojitos and mint juleps. Handmade in Vermont with hard maple wood and finished with a food-grade protective oil.

Fermented Vegetables: Creative Recipes for Fermenting 64 Vegetables & Herbs in Krauts, Kimchis, Brined Pickles, Chutneys, Relishes & Pastes
By Kirsten and Christopher Shockey (Applegate, Oregon)
Published by Storey Publishing

Even beginners can make their own fermented foods! This easy-to-follow comprehensive guide presents more than 120 recipes for fermenting 64 vegetables and herbs. Learn the basics of making kimchi, sauerkraut, and pickles, and then refine your technique as you expand your repertoire to include curried golden beets, pickled green coriander, and carrot kraut. With a variety of creative and healthy recipes, many of which you can make in batches as small as one pint, this book will show you the fun and delicious way to preserve and eat your veggies.

Photo credit: Kirsten Boyer and Kraut Source

Kraut Source, Karen Diggs

Krautsource Inventor.jpgKaren Diggs, the San Francisco–based founder of Kraut Source, is an entrepreneur, chef, nutritionist, and author of Happy Foods: Over 100 Mood-Boosting Recipes.

The Hawaiian native began her career as a classically trained chef; she can make pâtés, soufflés—the whole shebang. She got her start in Hong Kong, where she spent seven years first as a chef at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel before starting two restaurants. In all her culinary training, fermentation really never came up, even among the old-style European chefs she studied under. Read more –>

Kirsten and Christopher Shockey, Fermented Vegetables

Kirsten & Christopher ShockeyKirsten Shockey and her husband Christopher are the founders and co-owners of Ferment Works, a fermentation education company in Oregon. Their goals at Ferment Works are to help people learn to ferment, teach them how to create great flavors, and (most importantly) help them feel comfortable enough to do it at home alone or with friends and family.

Kirsten and Christopher live on a 40-acre farm in the Applegate Valley of Southern Oregon. As homesteaders, they’ve raised and homeschooled four children, grown fruit trees and gardens, nurtured animals, and fermented thousands of pounds of vegetables and other plants. Kirsten and Christopher work, write books, and teach classes and workshops together. They’re also working to build an online community gathering space for those who are passionate about fermentation. Read more –>


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