Stop By The Austin Fermentation Festival

Want a great day in Austin? The Austin Fermentation Festival is a different festival that the residents of Sur512 Apartments will enjoy!

On Sunday, October 2, the Fermentation Festival opens at 10 a.m. to offer 12 workshops about fermented foods and beverages in central Texas. Here are a few workshops offered:

An all day Mead Making and Beer Brewing demonstration by Eric Lowe. Ask questions as the process unfolds.

From 10:30 a.m. to 11:15 a.m. is the An Evolution of Milk workshop. Cheese-maker Joaquin Avellan of Dos Lunas Cheese tells how to transform milk into different forms and flavors using temperature, time, salt, and live enzymes. For an extra ticket, sample the evolutionary stages from raw milk to curds to cheese. You'll get to taste cheeses aged from 60 days to two years!

Another 10:30 a.m. workshop is How to Make Raw, Probiotic Rich Yogurt, presented by The Barefoot Cook, Amanda Love. It includes the use of different milks such as cow, goat, and coconut milk, and you'll sample yogurts from Kokonut Yogurt and Mother Culture.

One of the 11:45 a.m to 12:30 p.m. workshops is a hands-on lesson in how to create Sourdough & Yeast Bread. Yum! David Norman of Easy Tiger teaches crafting of artisan bread through fermentation. Learn about a sourdough starter versus using baker's yeast.

From 1:30 p.m. to 2:15 p.m. is the cool Restaurant Tricks for the Home Cook - How to Utilize Cooking Scraps for Fermentation (Hands-on). Make flavorings while reducing food waste. Kevin Fink of Emmer & Rye uses generally unused sections of vegetables to make seasoning. His restaurant tips work at home.

You may want to attend the Texas Wine Panel of local breweries, Fermented Pickles, or A Practical Approach to Working with Yeast for Brewing Beer. Visit the fermented foods and products market, try dishes featuring fermented ingredients provided by local chefs, and sip tasty fermented drinks, including beer, wine, and cider.

Two added bonus are live music and knowing festival profits benefit the Texas Farmers’ Market Farmer Emergency Fund, which assists farmers and ranchers in crisis.

The festival runs until 4:00 p.m. at the Barr Mansion, 10463 Sprinkle Road in Austin. Contact the Texas Farmers Market about admission fees and additional fees for on-hands participation.

Consider the Fermentation Festival for a memorable outing. Contact us about local attractions and our beautiful luxury apartments!

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