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Taste of TN: Basic Fermenting Sauerkraut Workshop

September 20, 2023 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Please join the Heritage Alliance and Create Appalachia for a workshop on basic fermenting. No experience necessary!
Katie Hoffman, Executive Director of Create Appalachia and Appalachian foodways scholar, will lead this hands-on session. You’ll make a small batch of sauerkraut and Katie will share tips for fermenting other veggies, too. If you grow a garden, you’ll go home with some great ideas about how to preserve the vegetables you grow by fermenting them. You’ll leave with a small batch of kraut to tend, plus handouts that give you pretty much all the info you’ll need to ferment your own sauerkraut at home.

Katie will demonstrate first, then turn you loose to create a batch of your very own fermented goodness! We’ll supply the ingredients—you bring a sharp knife that’s large enough to cut a head of cabbage and a large cutting board. Also, please bring your own vessel. This can be a wide mouth half-gallon mason jar or a half-gallon stoneware crock. Don’t have a Mason jar? No problem! Bring something glass that’s cylindrical in shape, with a wide enough mouth that you can reach in to work on the kraut as it ferments.

Because she can’t help herself, Katie will probably also share with you some interesting stories about sauerkraut and how it fits into Appalachian history and culture. She’ll answer questions and also share tips and tricks, as well as ideas for using other veggies besides cabbage. Think beets, corn, radishes, snow peas, cucumbers, and green beans. The possibilities are endless!
Tickets for this workshop are only $20.00. With only 28 spots available, make sure you book your space early. Tickets must be purchased in advance. This workshop will take place in a pavilion in Persimmon Ridge Park in Jonesborough. It will be held rain or shine.
Tickets can be purchased at jonesborough.com/tickets or by calling the Visitors Center at 423-753-1010.

We are proud to present this hands-on workshop as a collaboration between the Heritage Alliance of Northeast Tennessee and Southwest Virginia and Create Appalachia as a part of the 2023 Taste of Tennessee Appalachian food festival.
Create Appalachia’s Create-A-Stir Series focuses on the art of food and showcases the creativity and innovation involved in Appalachian foods, past and present.

Create Appalachia strives to make our region a better place to live and work by supporting innovation and entrepreneurship centered around the arts and creativity. We work to sustain an environment that will generate new businesses, provide jobs in arts-based businesses, and highlight the important role that creativity plays in the region’s economic vitality.

The Taste of Tennessee is partially funded through an Arts Project Support Grant from the Tennessee Arts Commission. The Taste of Tennessee promises good times, good company, and good eats. Don’t miss this exciting opportunity to learn more about our local food heritage from September 17th – September 24th. Bring your appetite for Appalachia!

The Heritage Alliance is dedicated to the preservation of the architectural, historical, and cultural heritage of our region and to providing educational experiences related to history and heritage for a wide range of audiences. For more information, please call our office at 423.753.9580, or contact the organization via email at info@heritageall.org. Further information can also be found online at http://www.heritageall.org/.


September 20, 2023
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm