For a Fermentationist one of the highest achievements is getting an award for your delicate victuals.
This year, OlyKraut won the Good Food award for not one, but two flavors. The last time we won the good food award was back in 2012. But the reason I’m so proud is because my recipe won.
When we started the company a long long time ago in 2008 we each brought our very own recipes and flavors to the table. We contributed our best hits and let the public give us their precious feedback about what they liked. Sea Vegetable was one of my favorite contributions. I love the thyroid-protecting benefits of sea vegetables. I love the taste of garlic and onion mixed with the spicy of jalapeño in just the right proportions.
Today is a good day. I’m a proud mama of a baby sauerkraut that has made a name for itself in this world. I love you Sea Vegetable. (In secret I call it Mermaid Kraut.)
What blows my mind is our continue reach towards the goal of growing the local food system. In 2009 we ordered 1400 pounds of local product in which to make our product. Last year that number towered at an epic 30,000 pounds! ?Those produce purchases go back into our community and recycle money through local channels making money more potent.
Keep eatin’ kraut and rebuildin' your gut!