Workshops

(Included with price of admission)


How to Make your own Kombucha
with Alex Currie from Pyramid Ferments- Prince Edward County
http://www.pyramidferments.com/kombucha
 

Join Alex Currie from Pyramid Ferments  to learn all about Kombucha; why it's good for you and how to make your own tasty flavours. This workshop will cover basic brewing instructions, ingredient selection, customizing your own flavours, SCOBY care and maintenance, troubleshooting and much more.
Kombucha mother/SCOBY's will be available for purchase! 

Alex Currie is the owner of Pyramid Ferments; an award winning, family company based in Northport, Prince Edward County. We handcraft a unique and innovative line of fermented foods and beverages such as Sauerkraut, Kimchi, Kombucha, Kvass and our signature "Gut Shots." 
We offer a unique and diverse product line that embraces our own recipes and celebrates local ingredients, while also incorporating many cultural flavours from around the world. We work with quality local ingredients and all of our products are RAW, LIVE & PLANT BASED. They are a live culture product free of vinegar, pasteurization, gluten and preservatives. Each product contains a rich culture of PROBIOTIC, beneficial bacteria and micro-flora essential in aiding digestion and boosting the immune system.

Make your own Sauerkraut and Kimchi
with Jenna Empey from Pyramid Ferments- Prince Edward County


This fermentation workshop will cover the basic skills of fermentation with a heavy emphasis on learning how to utilize local produce to create healthy, unique and creative fermented sauerkrauts and kimchi in your own home. 

Jenna Empey is the owner of Pyramid Ferments; an award winning, family company based in Northport, Prince Edward County. We handcraft a unique and innovative line of fermented foods and beverages such as Sauerkraut, Kimchi, Kombucha, Kvass and our signature "Gut Shots." 
We offer a unique and diverse product line that embraces our own recipes and celebrates local ingredients, while also incorporating many cultural flavours from around the world. We work with quality local ingredients and all of our products are RAW, LIVE & PLANT BASED. They are a live culture product free of vinegar, pasteurization, gluten and preservatives. Each product contains a rich culture of PROBIOTIC, beneficial bacteria and micro-flora essential in aiding digestion and boosting the immune system.

All About Kefir
Corrie Rabbe- Radical Homestead, Ottawa ON http://radicalhomestead.ca/
 

Are you trying to quit soda? Or looking for ways to get more probiotics? Curious about the difference between dairy kefir and water kefir? Or just wondering what in the heck water kefir is? If you answered yes to any of these questions then this workshop if for you! 
Soon to be nutritionist, Corrie Rabbe will discuss the incredible health benefits of water kefir and show you just how easy it is to make this seriously delicious drink. Water kefir is a much quicker fermentation than kombucha, results in a more mild taste, and it cost pennies to make.Come get the complete scoop and learn how to brew this yummy, fizzy, probiotic soda in your ownhome!
Samples of water kefir will be shared and kefir grains will be available for purchase.

Corrie is a certified herbalist, soon to be holistic nutritionist, and co-owner of Radical Homestead. She has been teaching fermentation for more than 5 years and recently studied with fermentation expert Sandor Katz in his home in Tennessee. She is known for her in-depth knowledge on everything fermented, straight-forward instructions, and fun presentation style!

SPEAKERS

The Magic of Microbes with The Germ Guy; Jason Tetro.
 

Learn about the intricate relationship between humans, microbes and the microbiome!
Jason Tetro is a visiting scientist at the University of Guelph. He has researched health-related microbiology and immunology for over 25 years. He has worked in various fields including bloodborne, food and water pathogens; environmental microbiology; disinfection and antisepsis; and emerging pathogens such as Zika virus. In the public, he is better known as The Germ Guy™.  He regularly writes for The Huffington Post Canada and regularly appears on CBC Radio and SirusXM. He has written two books, The Germ Code, which was shortlisted as Science Book of The Year (2014) and The Germ Files, which spent several weeks on the national bestseller list. He has also co-edited, The Human Microbiome Handbook, which provides an academic perspective on the impact of microbes in human health. He lives in Toronto. http://jasontetro.com/

Why you should ‘Eat’ your probiotics! with Naturopath; Pascaline Phillips

There’s an enormous difference between taking a probiotic capsule and consuming fermented foods. Sure, it’s always easier to pop a pill, but you’re short-changing your gut (and whole body) health by not having the variety that comes with fermented foods. 
Probiotics are most obviously important when it comes to gut health, but your whole body benefits when you take them. Particularly your brain, your reproductive tract and your liver.

Pascaline Phillips has been in practice as a naturopathic doctor since 2000, after graduating from the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine. She has a general family practice which is diverse in scope. The goal is always to prevent disease, but Dr. Phillips also treats a wide range of illnesses, from digestive and bowel problems to chronic infections, autoimmune disease and allergies.
Treatments always focus on diet and nutrition, and also includes botanical medicine, vitamins, classical homeopathy; as well as acupuncture and reiki. In 2015, Pascaline opened the Picton Naturopathic Clinic, with the goal of growing the clinic and moving full time to the County with her family.
http://www.naturalpanacea.ca/#/home

Brewers Panel

Bring your burning brew questions to our panel of brewers and craft beer industry experts. Learn about scaling up your operation, industry tips and tricks and much more!

Meet our panelists:

Richard Preiss- Escarpment Laboratories, Guelph ON

Escarpment Laboratories is a Canadian yeast laboratory offering a wide range of liquid yeast cultures for craft brewers and homebrewers in Canada

http://www.escarpmentlabs.com/ @escarpmentlabs

Kat Goodale drinks beer, makes beer and teaches people about beer. http://katitude.ca/ 

Brett French- Barley Days Brewery, Picton ON

Brett French is the head brewer at Barley Days Brewery; the oldest brewery in Prince Edward County. Well traveled and with a background in horticulture, Brett settled in Prince Edward County to put to use, his unique knowledge of global brews and botanicals in the Ontario Craft Beer industry.

https://www.barleydaysbrewery.com/

Our panel moderator will be Cee and Scott from BAOS(Beer and other shit) Podcast  http://www.baospodcast.com/

Aussie Cee and Canuck Scott 'Beer' Cole are just a couple blokes helping you understand and enjoy craft beer, one pour at a time. Together they host BAOS Podcast, a fun podcast and video series aimed at the newcomers to craft beer, interviewing everyone from brewers, brewery owners, DJs, musicians, comedians, entrepreneurs and everyone in between. Based between Toronto and Montreal, they cover beers from around the planet, bringing an educated novice perspective to those newer to beer without all the pretension and beard-stroking. Though they do enjoy stroking their beards from time to time.

BAOS will also be onsite, live Vlogging the festival all day!

http://www.baospodcast.com/