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Coming Soon – A New Fermentation Tool

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Turning Mason Jars into Fermentation Crocks

Fermentation is not only a great way to preserve food. It is also a great way to add nutrition and probiotics to your diet.

Well last week, making small batch ferments just got easier.

You see, two friends decided to join forces and create a new fermentation tool. They set up a kickstarter campaign to help fund the building of it.

But what happened next went beyond their wildest dreams.

Surprisingly…They didn’t raise the $35,000 they were asking for.


They raised over $184,000 and started a huge buzz among the fermentation community.

Here’s the story…

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Kraut-Source is Born:

Karen Diggs is a professional chef and nutritionalist who likes to ferment food. In fact, she likes to ferment a lot of food! And she teaches others how to do it too.

She was having trouble finding a fermentation crock that was small enough to sit on her counter and easy to use and clean.

So she turned to her engineer friend Eric Klien and together they designed a device that transforms any ordinary mason jar into a mini fermentation crock with a water moat and a cap.

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How It Works:

The idea is so simple, it’s brilliant.

Take an ordinary mason jar, add a plunger with a spring and use the canning ring to hold on the lid (which is also a moat). Add water to the moat and BOOM!

You have a mini fermentation crock.

It is all stainless steel. No plastic.

The kickstarter campaign is over, but here is the short video showing how the Kraut-Source works:

Right after the kickstarter campaign ended (and I saw the astounding numbers), I contacted Karen to see if she was going to set up a way for others to order the Kraut-Source. She said they would start taking emails on their website. I waited until she had that all in place before posting here.

Karen says that they are going into production as soon as possible and they will begin shipping the finished product this fall. (Probably November)

How To Order:

They are busy working to fill the orders they already have and won’t be taking new orders for a bit. But if you would like to be notified about when they ARE open for business, go to their website and join their email list. They will keep you in the loop.

I ordered 4 Kraut-Source packages myself during the kickstarter. When Karen and Eric start shipping in a few months, I will write about it again here and I’ll also be doing a giveaway at that time. So stay tuned.

Do You Ferment Now? Do You Want To Learn?

Tell me in the comments!

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About the Author:

Theresa Loe is the founder of Living Homegrown® and the Canning Academy®. For 9 years, Theresa was the Co-Executive Producer & Canning Expert on the national PBS gardening series, Growing A Greener World®. Theresa homesteads on just 1/10th of an acre in Los Angeles with her husband, two sons and several disorderly but totally adorable chickens. Learn more about Living Homegrown here and about the Canning Academy here.