After being inspired by Sandor Katz at a Miso Workshop in the late 90s, Joshua D. Rumschlag began his foray into fermentation. He toyed with fruit wines eventually finding kombucha. His home brewed kombucha became a prized treat at parties and potlucks. While a stay-at-home dad, he teamed up with a stay-at-home mom and her husband with a dream of a local commercial kombucha company. Mother Kombucha was born. Now, when not formulating energetically balancing yet tasty new kombucha flavors, he is fermenting meads, sauerkraut, kimchi with his son or helping folks as a Clinical Herbalist.
Justin Marcano | Fantastic Ferments!
Better known as J Star, Justin is the founder of Fantastic Ferments! He has been fermenting since 2015, where he first began the practice at the Peanut Butter Palace, a local co-op in Orlando where he lives.
Jillian Ross | The Ferment Lady
Also known as the Ferment Lady, Jillian is a fermentation educator stationed in Sarasota, FL. She loves traveling around the state spreading the bacterial love of fermented foods!
Susan Duprey | Radiate Miami
Brewing kombucha since the age 14, the gut health has always been the focus of Susan’s work as a nutritionist and yoga teacher. Last year she opened Radiate Apothecary and Bar and began Radiate Kombucha in Miami.
Jennifer Holmes | Hani Honey
Jennifer Holmes is the owner of Hani Honey Company, an international honey judge, president of the Florida State Beekeepers Organization, and co-chair of Slow Food Gold & Treasure coast. She enjoys constant engagement with nature, beekeeping, happy people, a full spectrum of enjoyment producing ferments from locally foraged, or lovingly grown foods, and a forever passion for food and farmers.
Mike Meier | Ground Floor Farm
Mike is co-owner and head farmer at Ground Floor Farm, as well as a newly elected City of Stuart commissioner. He loves to drink beer, and he loves brewing it with his homebrew club, Queers Makin’ Beers.