We are excited to share two new products with you: Caraway Juniper Sauerkraut and Masala Carrots. The Caraway Juniper Sauerkraut is not new to the farmers’ market goers but the look of it is new. The Masala Carrots are a new release tomorrow at the Larimer County Farmers’ Market. We will be sampling both. Please come by to give them a try.
Our Caraway Juniper Sauerkraut is the same delicious fermented cabbage with the addition of garlic, caraway seeds and juniper berries. The flavor is refreshing and crisp. The use of this sauerkraut is similar to our plain sauerkraut, it just has more of a kick. If you’re a connoisseur of sauerkraut you may like the different flavors this has to offer.
The Masala Carrots are pickled carrots and onions that have been spiced with Indian herbs and spices; garlic, ginger, lemon peel, coriander seed, fenugreek seed, cumin seed, fennel seed, Aleppo chili flakes, cinnamon, black mustard seeds and coconut flower nectar. The carrots are sliced, so the finished product is quite different and fun. We think they are excellent appetizers, great on sandwiches and perfect right out of the jar. One of my favorite things is the brine, it’s so delicious to drink and surprisingly refreshing on a hot day. We recommend you wait until your carrots are gone before drinking the brine.
We’ll see you at the market held every Saturday through October in Old Town Fort Collins and watch for these new products to hit the shelves of the Fort Collins Food Co-Op, Beavers Market and Alfalfa’s Market.
Thank you to all of you who came out to the first Larimer County Farmers’ Market in Old Town last Saturday. It was a cool wet morning but the desire for fresh local foods was far more important to many. I’m sure you noticed the produce is getting more abundant and that’s exciting for us all. As always, it’s a pleasure serving you and look forward to a fun filled summer culturing local foods for you.
This coming Saturday we will have Sauerkraut and Caraway Juniper Sauerkraut again to serve you. Have a great one and see you on Saturday!
We are well into Spring and Summer is just around the corner. The earth has warmed and we will soon be enjoying the local bounties. We are gearing up for a summer full of fun ferments at the farmers market. As of now, we will be at the Larimer County Farmers Market in Old Town Fort Collins every Saturday from 8am to noon beginning 19th May!
As the local produce comes in we will be sharing with you a fermented treat that will only be available at the farmers markets. We will communicate with you the things that we will have and things that will be at future markets, since the fermentation process has a 2-4 week window, the anticipation will be fun.
We will be in touch and stay tuned. See you at the market!
We had a great market last Saturday. Thank you to all of you who came out to support us. It is an honor to serve our community and share a craft food that is nourishing and delicious. We look forward to creating more delectable cultured foods for you all to enjoy! See you at the next market on the 25th of February!
Vital Cultured Foods officially started production of artisan sauerkraut today. We hand washed and prepped 40 pounds of small heads of cabbage from Native Hill Farm. Their produce is absolutely fabulous. We look forward to using much more of their produce as we grow.
Check out this article on fermented foods in Organic Authority.