Learn to Culture Vegetables, Fruits, and Condiments

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How to Ferment Vegetables

How to Ferment Vegetables
Learn the basics to the vegetable culturing process including preparation and fermentation methods.
Learn How to Culture Your Vegetables at Home

Harsch Fermenting Crock

Choosing the Right Fermentation Equipment
A thorough discussion of the options for fermentation vessels, weight and cover options and more.
View Our Guide to Choosing Fermenting Equipment

Coarse Sea Salt

Choosing Ingredients: Salt vs. Whey vs. Cultures
Learn the differences between using salt, whey, and/or starter cultures when making cultured vegetables, fruits, or condiments.
Learn More about Choosing Culturing Ingredients

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Cultured Vegetables, Fruits & Condiment Recipes

Click here to view all of our recipes for making Cultured Vegetables, Fruits, and Condiments.

Featured Recipes:

Homemade Sauerkraut

Easy to make and delicious! Check out our simple recipe and instructions.

Cultured Salsa with Chips

Fermented Salsa
A delicious dip for chips or topping for your favorite dish


Carrot Sticks
A kid-friendly snack with a probiotic boost; why serve regular carrot sticks when you can offer your kids a cultured version?

Naturally Pickled Green Beans

Green Beans
A quick on-the-go snack or side dish. The amazing flavor is sure to please.

Supplies for Making Fermented Vegetables & More

Harsch Fermenting Crock

Fermentation Crocks and Vessels
We carry a range of fermenting vessel options including high quality ceramic crocks and glass jars equipped with airlocks.

 Wild Fermentation Sandor Katz Book

Fermentation Supplies and Books
A fully range of how-to and recipe books, high-quality salts and starter cultures specifically for use with cultured vegetables, fruits, and condiments.

Preserving Vegetables by Culturing and Fermenting

How-to Videos
Fermentation How-to Videos Coming Soon

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The latest Fermentation Articles, Videos and Recipes from Cultures for Health


 Fermentation Articles, Recipes and How-to Videos


Articles & How-to Videos

What Is Lacto-fermentation?

Lacto-fermentation as a Method of Food Preservation

Cross-Contamination: Keeping Your Cultures Safe from Each Other

How to Ferment Vegetables: The Basic Culturing Process

Fermentation Equipment: Choosing the Right Supplies

How to Keep Your Fermented Vegetables Submerged When Fermenting in a Glass Jar

Natural Fermentation: Salt vs. Whey vs. Starter Cultures

Choosing Salt for Fermenting

Why Your Vegetable Ferment Grew Mold, What to Do with It, and How to Prevent It

Choosing a Water Source for Making Cultured Foods

A Basic Formula for Fermenting Vegetables

Grate, Slice, or Chop: How to Prepare Your Vegetables for Fermentation

How to Know Whether Your Fermented Vegetables Are Ready for Cold Storage

Fermented Vegetables Troubleshooting Guide

Busting Lacto-fermentation Myths

How to Make Fermented Vegetable Juice

Ferment Your Garden: Summer Recipes

Three Tips for Making Crunchy Lacto-fermented Pickles

Fall Fermented Vegetables

Introduction to Culturing Fruit

Methods for Making Sauerkraut

Preserving the Harvest: Techniques and Recipes

How Much Salt?

White Film on Cultured Vegetables

Fermentation-related Posts on the CFH Blog








Garlicky Kraut

Dill Pickle Sauerkraut

Simple Kimchi Recipe

Cortido Recipe (Latin American Sauerkraut)

Sauerkraut Soup

Sauerkraut and White Bean Soup

Sauerkraut Chocolate Cake with Sour Cream Frosting

Southwestern Kraut

Golden Kraut

Chlorophyll Kraut

Marinated Winter Sauerkraut Salad

Baked Kraut Crackers

Salt-Free Sauerkraut


Lacto-fermented Dilly Beans

Lacto-fermented Green Beans with Cayenne Peppers and Garlic

Lacto-fermented Green Bean Soup



Fermented Carrot Sticks

Carrot Kraut

Lacto-fermented Grated Ginger Carrots

Southwestern Lacto-fermented Carrot Sticks

Fermented Moroccan-spiced Carrots

Lacto-fermented Chilero

Lacto-fermented Carrot and Parsnip Pickles

Lacto-fermented Cauliflower, Carrots, and Garlic

Orange-Ginger Carrot Kvass



Lacto-fermented Whole Cherry Tomatoes

Lacto-fermented Green Tomato Pickles

Fermented Salsa

End of Summer Lacto-fermented Garden Salsa

Easy Lacto-fermented Ketchup

Lacto-fermented Spiced Tomato Ketchup

Lacto-fermented Green Tomato Salsa

Fermented Roasted Salsa Verde

Lacto-fermented Dried Tomato Balls



Natural Pickles

Lacto-fermented "Kosher" Dill Pickles

Day-after Cold Turkey Salad



Lacto-fermented Spinach

Hearty Leafy Green Kraut

Lacto-fermented Lettuce (or any delicate green)

Lacto-Fermented Collard Dip


Beets and Turnips

Cultured Beets

Beet Kvass

Lacto-fermented Turnips

Lacto-fermented Beets and Turnips

Fermented Beet and Fruit Ketchup



Lacto-fermented Radishes

Lacto-fermented Radishes, Carrots, and Ginger

Lacto-fermented Daikon Radish with Garlic



Super Simple Lacto-fermented Peppers

Lacto-fermented Sliced Jalepeños

Lacto-fermented Habañero Garlic Hot Sauce

Lacto-fermented Anaheim Peppers

Lacto-fermented Banana Peppers


Pickled Onions

Lacto-fermented Corn and Onion Relish

Lacto-fermented Onion Relish

Lacto-fermented Purple Onion Relish

Lacto-fermented Pearl Onions



Lacto-fermented Asparagus with Ginger



Lacto-fermenting Squash, Pumpkin, and Other Winter Vegetables

Simple Grated Zucchini Kraut

Lacto-fermented Squash and Zucchini Cubes with Red Pepper and Dill

Lacto-fermented Dilled Zucchini Relish

Lacto-fermented Summer Squash

Lacto-fermented Zucchini Cucumber Relish



Lacto-fermented Garlic Cloves

How to Ferment Garlic Scapes

Pickled Garlic Scapes

Preservation and Fermentation of Garlic in Apple Cider Vinegar


Sweet Potatoes and Yams

Sweet Potato Fly (lacto-fermented beverage)

Lacto-fermented Raw Sweet Potatoes

Lacto-fermented Sweet Potatoes(cooked and mashed)

Sweet Potato-Cranberry Relish


Other Vegetables

Lacto-fermented Kohlrabi Kraut

Lacto-fermented Kohlrabi Pickles with Dill and Mustard

Okra Pickles

Southern Pickled Nopalitos

Curried Lacto-fermented Cauliflower

Lacto-fermented Eggplant

Lacto-fermented Cauliflower, Carrots, and Garlic

Lacto-fermented Horseradish



Lacto-fermented Applesauce

Cran-Apple Relish

Cultured Fruit Leather (lacto-fermented)

Fermented Apple-Cranberry Chutney

Lacto-fermented Watermelon Rind Pickles

Lacto-fermented Blueberry Jam

Lacto-fermented Orange Marmalade

Lacto-fermented Pear Chutney

Lacto-fermented Lemons

Lacto-fermented Limes

Spicy Lacto-fermented Lemons

Lacto-fermented Cinnamon-Peach Chutney

Lacto-fermented Pineapple Salsa


Zippy Applesauce

Lacto-fermented Peach-Raisin Chutney

Lacto-fermented Crazy Raisin Chutney

Lacto-fermented Apricot Chutney

Lacto-fermented Curried Mango Ginger Chutney



Lacto-fermented Olive Oil Mayonnaise

Lacto-fermented "Suncado" Mayonnaise

Lacto-fermented Habañero Garlic Hot Sauce

Fermented Salsa

End of Summer Lacto-fermented Garden Salsa

Easy Lacto-fermented Ketchup

Lacto-fermented Spiced Tomato Ketchup

Cultured Condiment Recipes

Lacto-fermented Onion Relish

Lacto-fermented Purple Onion Relish

Lacto-fermented Cucumber Relish

Easy Probiotic-rich Thousand Island Dressing

Lacto-fermented Whole Grain Mustard

Lacto-fermented Honey-Dill Mustard

Fermented Berry Syrup

Lacto-fermented Orange Marmalade

Lacto-fermented Blueberry Jam

Lacto-fermented Pineapple Chutney

Lacto-fermented Cherry Chutney

Lacto-fermented Dried-Apple Butter



Lacto-fermented Rhubarb Chutney

How to Add Probiotics to Your Guacamole or Bean Dip

How to Ferment Honey

Fermented Gazpacho


Rejuvelac Vegan Cashew Cheese

Sprouts Hummus




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