Stirring up at the WNC Fermenting Festival

Get a taste of the practice + its products during this festival in Marshall.

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Get a taste from fermenters + vendors who use fermented products.

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Whether you relish some sauerkraut or savor a good sourdough, the WNC Fermenting Festival is the perfect time to culture a little community. On Sunday, Nov. 5 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., vendors will gather at the Madison County Fairgrounds in Marshall to celebrate fermentation, preservation, and food resiliency.

The festival will feature wares from local and regional fermenters + food and craft vendors (many of whom use local ferments in their products). Vendors will be ready to share information and resources about their products and processes. You can also enjoy live music and activities and attend free demonstrations exploring the basics of making cider and kombucha, fermenting pet and livestock food, and lots more.

The event is free to attend, but there is a $5 suggested donation to benefit local food pantry Beacon of Hope Services.

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