Kirsten and Christopher Shockey got their start in fermenting foods with their organic food company, where they created over forty varieties of saurkrauts and kimchis. When they realized their passion was for the process, they chose to focus on teaching the art of fermenting vegetables. They teach classes nationally and on their 40-acre hillside homestead in the Applegate Valley of Southern Oregon, where they have cultivated a handmade life for the last 19 years. They are co-authors of two books on fermentation, best-selling Fermented Vegetables and the new Fiery Ferments Learn more at ferment.works.


Tara Whitsitt is a nomadic artist, educator, and food activist. Her passion for growing food, living communally, and teaching fermentation inspired the grassroots educational project Fermentation on Wheels in fall 2013. Since then she’s traveled the country with Fermentation on Wheels, teaching by-donation fermentation classes and hosting potlucks that focus on accessibility, creativity, and bringing people together. fermentationonwheels.com