Sauerkraut workshop in Potsdam Saturday
Wednesday, September 13, 2017 - 5:30 pm

POTSDAM -- Full Ferment: Making Sauerkraut" is a hands on, make and take workshop where participants will make a large batch of sauerkraut and learn more about fermented foods, probiotics and "gut health."

It is presented by the Local Living Venture (LLV) with sponsorship by the Potsdam Food Co-op, and is presented by well-known Adirondack author and columnist Yvona Fast and her mother Dana Fast, who shares her wonderful old world recipe. Participants will leave with a jar of fresh and ready to ferment "kraut" to enjoy at home.

This class will show you how to "do it yourself" for good health, sharing recipes and techniques, from 1 to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 16 at the Helping Hands Kitchen near Potsdam, NY.

Register for details, as there is a limit to the class size. The cost is $22 per person, $40 couple, $10 for students, with scholarships available.

This event is a hands-on, "bring your aprons" workshop. The group will create delicious home made sauerkraut, pack it into jars together, while gaining an understanding of fermentation and the benefits of incorporating fermented foods into their daily diet.

Fermented foods are known to aid in digestion (essentially, they are a partially digested food) and to support the immune system by helping us to absorb important nutrients from our food. Dill pickles, sauerkraut and other fermented foods are rich in enzyme activity that breaks down food for ease of digestion. These are among the many health benefits of a diet rich in sauerkraut.

The mother and daughter duo will share how our modern diet does not promote a healthy gut, but how this can be remedied via probiotics such as fermented foods. Their old family recipe is sure to please lovers of sauerkraut, and even some who don't yet know they are fans.

The Local Living Venture (LLV) sponsors workshops promoting traditional rural and simple living skills with the motto "Sharing Knowledge from the Past - Building Skills for the Future."

Listings of upcoming resourceful living workshops and events are on the Full Events Schedule page at New topics and local workshop presenters are always sought and welcome.

To register contact [email protected] or (315) 347-4223 with your name(s), phone numbers, and number in party. Partial scholarships are available upon request. For more details, see