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Fermentation School

Introducing: 
the Happy Gut Fermentation School

The dream has finally come true! 

Have you ever dreamed of immersing yourself in the world of fermentation, learning from an experienced instructor who has a lifetime of knowledge to share? Look no further! Leeza Zurwick’s dream of opening a fermentation school has finally become a reality, and we invite you to join her for an unforgettable, two evening, one-on-one experience.

Leeza Zurwick, a seasoned fermenter with years of experience, grew up in a homesteading family where the art of fermentation was passed down from generation to generation. Her passion for all things fermented led her to create a unique learning environment at Happy Gut brewery in Castlegar BC where you can discover the wonders of this ancient craft.

WHEN

Saturday January 20th

TIME

10:00 am – 2:00 pm

WHERE

Happy Gut Brewery
Castlegar, BC

COST

$199 ($250 value)

When you join her, you’ll have the undivided attention of a knowledgeable instructor who will guide you through each step of the fermentation process. In the past, she has taught fermentation classes where the students sat and watched. Not this time. This intimate setting allows for tailored instruction and the opportunity to address any questions or concerns you may have. Plus, you get to take home 8 different fermented creations at the end of the night!

But it’s not just about learning; she’s all about making fermentation fun! She understands that the best learning experiences happen when you’re engaged, inspired, and having a great time. That’s why her classes are designed to be interactive, hands-on, and filled with laughter, camaraderie, salsa dance music and taste testing of all of the ferments that you will be creating. You’ll get to roll up your sleeves, get your hands dirty, and truly experience the joy of creating fermented masterpieces.

Gut health is the foundation of overall well-being, and fermented foods are a game-changer when it comes to keeping your digestive system happy. By incorporating fermented foods into your diet, you can experience a wide range of benefits that go beyond just a happy tummy.

Let’s dive into the remarkable benefits of each fermented food we’ll be making in our classes:

1. Water Kefir
The base for all our fermented foods we are going to create in the classes. This probiotic-rich beverage has been under the radar for years and has a plethora of uses. It introduces a variety of beneficial bacteria into your ferments and gut, creating a thriving environment for optimal well-being. The beauty of water kefir is that it is ready in 48 hours, is caffeine free and has higher probiotics than kombucha plus it tastes great! Water kefir grains and sugars provided.
2. Apple Cider Vinegar
Known for its versatile uses, apple cider vinegar is a powerhouse when it comes to gut health. It promotes the growth of good bacteria, helps balance pH levels, and supports your body's natural detoxification processes. Water kefir and apples provided
3. Sourdough Starter
This traditional method of bread-making not only creates deliciously tangy loaves, crackers and waffles but also enhances your gut health. The fermentation process breaks down gluten, making it easier to digest, and releases beneficial nutrients for your body to absorb. Water kefir and flour provided
4. Coconut Yogurt
A dairy-free alternative packed with beneficial live cultures, coconut yogurt nourishes your gut with good bacteria. This creamy delight is not only delicious but also supports a healthy gut flora, improving digestion and boosting your immune system. Water kefir and coconut cream provided
5. Fire Cider
A potent tonic made from a blend of fermented herbs and spices, fire cider is known for its immune-boosting properties. Packed with anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial benefits, this elixir can help you fight off colds, flus, and other common ailments. Water kefir base and all fruits, herbs and vegetables provided
6. Sauerkraut
This classic fermented cabbage dish is a probiotic powerhouse. Packed with beneficial bacteria, sauerkraut can help improve digestion, enhance nutrient absorption, and support a healthy immune response. Water kefir base, cabbage, garlic, salt, glass weight, pickle pipe and wooden vegetable pusher provided
7. Fermented Salsa
Who said salsa couldn't be healthy? By fermenting your salsa, you create a probiotic-rich condiment that takes your taste buds and gut health on a delightful journey. The beneficial bacteria in fermented salsa can help maintain a balanced gut flora and support a robust immune system. Water kefir base, all vegetables, herbs, salt, glass weight, pickle pipe and wooden vegetable pusher provided
8. Fermented Carrots
These tangy and crunchy delights are not only a tasty addition to any meal but also a great source of probiotics. Fermented carrots provide a boost of beneficial bacteria that can improve digestion and promote a healthy gut environment. This recipe can be used to ferment any vegetables you like. Water kefir base, carrots, dill. garlic, salt, glass weight and pickle pipe provided
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WHEN

Saturday January 20th

TIME

10:00 am – 2:00 pm

WHERE

Happy Gut Brewery
Castlegar, BC

COST

$199 ($250 value)

Bonus: 2 fermentation recipe books to take home and Leeza’s personal email address to ask any future fermentation questions you may have.

Come and enjoy the wonderful world of fermentation while learning about the bacterial benefits that can transform your gut health and boost your immunity. Cold and flu season is upon us and your digestive system and overall well-being will thank you!

Spaces are limited, so secure your spot today and get ready to unlock the secrets of fermentation in an unforgettable one-on-one experience that will give you the tools for a lifetime. Your taste buds, gut health, and creativity will thank you!

Please bring a cutting board, paring knife and large knife, 8 sterile wide mouth mason jars with lids and a mixing bowl.

All of the remaining vegetables, spices, coconut milks, water kefir grains and supplies will be provided including pickle pipes, weights and a wooden vegetable pusher.

Questions? Email us. See you there!

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