FLX Fermentation Festival
What do Pickles, kimchi, cheese, and beer have in common? They're all fermented! But yes, they do taste good together too. We're excited to host our first ever FLX Fermentation Festival at the Cumming Nature Center, celebrating our regional abundance through the art of fermentation. Throughout the weekend-long event we'll combine hands-on science with artisan craft through lectures, demonstrations, and workshops. The festival will be elevated by the presence of internationally renowned fermentation expert and author, Sandor Katz, who will lead workshops Saturday and Sunday and give the keynote lecture on Saturday. We'll kick the weekend off with a small dinner at Hollerhorn Distillery in Naples with Sandor Katz (reservation required, space is limited). On Saturday, we'll host a series of small group, 75–min workshops (reservation required, space is limited) led by Katz, along with a tasting fair with eateries and food purveyors featuring their products, offering tastings, and teaching guests about the role of fermentation in their craft. Regional experts and thought-leaders working in sustainable agriculture will give featured lectures throughout the day, culminating with a keynote presentation by Sandor Katz. We'll end the weekend with an intensive, hands-on workshop (reservation required, space is limited) led by the weekend's chief fermentation guru, Sandor Katz, which will run 9am-2pm and includes lunch. Our hope for this weekend is that you leave this event engaged in the fruits of fermentation, aware of the connection between food and wellness, and more deeply connected to your regional food system. Explore the schedule below and reserve a spot to join us!