Aug 17: Comox Valley – Fermenting the New Farm Culture

Posted by Moss Dance on June 07, 2016

Wednesday, August 17 from 4:00-6:00PM

Amara Farm – 2641 Kirby Road (map)

Join us for a sweet, salty and slightly sour Potluck & FermentTour at Amara Farm on a Wednesday afternoon. Put down your mobile electric fences, hoes, doff the work gloves and fancy up for a field-to-flavour sensation!

Live Fermentation Demos!

Join two experienced fermenters to learn about:

  • Vegetable ferments with fabulous fermentationist, Lise Batcheller
  • Ginger bug soda flavoured with herbs from your garden and wild foraged plants with seasoned farmer & fermenteuse, Arzeena Hamir.

Bring your favourite pickles, sodas, kimchis, krauts and SCOBY’s to share. Or, if you’re new to fermentation and want to learn about preserving the harvest with lacto-bacterial agriCULTURES, bring your curious cat hat.


Also, enjoy a farm tour of spacious and productive Amara Farm. Amara is a certified organic farm and one of the founding farm members of Merville Organics Growers’ Co-operative. Amara grows lots of veggies and an acre of blueberries, they’re renowned for their annual Garlic Festival in early August! Merville Organics is a marketing co-op comprised of 5 farms focusing on a CSA box program, farmers’ markets & sales to resturants. Amara’s apprentices Alyse, Liam & Sydney are excited to meet you and share in the fermentatious fun!

Find out more about Amara Farm:


On another note, if wireworms are getting you down, you might want to know that Amara Farm is apart of on going research on wireworm and the problems that it presents to farmers. There are traps around the property to collect Click Beetle the adult form of wireworm to use for testing. You can learn lots more about efforts to develop new organic wireworm control strategies on the farm tour.

Before you arrive…

Please note that there are two dogs on the farm: Jenny & Sadie. They will chase your car if you drive too fast. They bark but are friendly towards humans and unfriendly to other dogs please leave yours at home. 🙂

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