Fermenting with Mara Ripani @ ORTO Straw Eco Farm Blampied (co-hosted by Food Is Free Inc.)

Want to get the inside word on all the tips & tricks from an expert on how to ferment food?

Food Is Free Inc. is thrilled to be co-hosting this very special event : Fermenting (vegetables/garlic/honey/berries & yoghurt) @ORTO Farm (Blampied – 30 mins from Ballarat towards Daylesford) with Mara Ripani.

The principles of fermentation are easy, that is why fermenting is being practised all over the world. Every traditional culture, from Japan to Italy, Germany to India, have fermenting practices and much-loved recipes.

In this class, Mara will teach you the principles of fermentation and take you through a range of simple recipes including:

Hepburn Kimchi: a Korean inspired kraut.
Garlic Ferment
Honey herb ferment
Lemon Ferment
Berry ferment

Plus, you will taste test home made yogurt and home made kimchi with a bowl of hot rice.

This workshop is hosted in a very special luxe location – once you arrive onsite you’ll realise how incredible a visit to ORTO Eco Straw Farm is!! Come submerge yourself in Mara’s incredible world on her family’s permaculture-based property and farm stay.

Join us for this super tasty class & very special event. Extremely limited numbers. Don’t miss out. This will be an afternoon to remember!

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This event will be hosted with full COVID protocols in place to keep our community safe.

Please do not attend if you are feeling unwell with COVID symptoms or in isolation due to COVID.

Please note: Although Food Is Free Inc. believes everyone is entitled to access food security education, and nominally reserves a few spots for our community members who feel restricted in attending financially, to attend for free :in this instance, we are sorry but we cannot for this workshop.

Bookings essential.


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