Learn, taste and explore the world of fermentation, through lectures, workshops and sampling at the New Mexico Fermentation Festival.
“The biggest thing is that we’re partnering up with the Gutierrez-Hubble House, and so that’s a nonprofit that works with a lot of agriculture, different things with the city and doing things along those natures and so we work with them on a couple events,” said Joshua Hinte, digital content manager for Edible Santa Fe, Albuquerque, Taos. “This is kind of our biggest event, and one of their largest fundraising events is our Fermentation Festival. Kind of the general vibe of it is just to educate the community in central-northern New Mexico about fermentation, whether it be kombucha, different alcoholic drinks, nonalcoholic drinks. … It’s also really great because it’s family-friendly. We’ll be having live music, there will be a petting zoo and there will be face painting for kids and things along that nature, which will be really fun.”
One of the highlights this year will be Sandor Ellix Katz, who’s known as the King of Fermentation, according to Hinte. Katz will hold a three-hour workshop on the art of fermentation for VIP ticket holders. Other national personalities coming out for the event are Kristen Shockey and Hannah Crum.
Shockey, of Ferment Works, will hold a Sauces and Fiery Ferments lecture, at which guests will learn how to ferment their own hot sauces.
Crum, founder of Kombucha Kamp, will hold a Kombucha 101 lecture and discuss the ins and outs of fermentation. Other lectures and workshops include topics on chocolate, beer and wine, cheese, sourdough and more.