Sarah Arrazola


Sarah Arrazola, founder of St. Pete Ferments, is a St. Petersburg native and proud Floridian. A product of the Sunshine City, she is inspired greatly by her Latin American heritage, southern roots and their cultural exchanges unique to the Sunshine State. As a tribute, all of her cultures are named after Florida authors: Ernest, Jack, Marjorie and Zora.


Jackie Vitale


Jackie is a fermentation generalist. She teaches granny-style kitchen skills and collaborates with microbes on a daily basis. She is this year’s Chef in Residence at the Rauschenberg Residency, a contemporary arts residency program in Captiva, FL. Sunshine + Microbes is her weekly newsletter on food, fermentation, and climate change.