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Fermented Vegetables You Make at Home

Real savings
Food you ferment yourself, so there's less waste - plus it packs a healthy punch with a few simple ingredients.
Preserve your garden
Choose your own ingredients right from your garden and turn them into a probiotic-rich dish.
Be part of history
Practice an ancient art passed down through generations by making fermented vegetables.
Delicious & long-lasting
Fermenting vegetables results in tangy, crunchy flavor that dresses up any meal all year round.
Starter Cultures & Ingredients
  • Caldwell Starter Culture for Fresh Vegetables

    This powerful vegetable starter culture ferments all sorts of raw vegetables right at home, with a great taste. Perfect for culturing sauerkraut, kimchi, carrots, and much more.
    • Cultures up to 27 lbs of raw vegetables.
    • Easy to use: make fermented vegetables in less than 10 - 30 minutes of hands-on time.
    • Contains 6 pouches of starter culture and instructions.

    Caldwell Starter Culture for Fresh Vegetables


    • Organic maltodextrin (as a carrier), active lactic bacteria (lactobacillus plantarum, leuconostoc mesenteroides, and pediococcus acidilactici)

    Allergen Information

    • Manufactured in a facility that occasionally handles wheat, soy, milk, eggs, and fish (including shrimps).
    • Non-GMO
    • Gluten-free

    Caldwell Starter Culture for Fresh Vegetables

    What You'll Need

    You’ll need these items to make fermented vegetables with this culture:

    • Water (free of chlorine and fluoride)
    • Glass jar or other culturing container
    • Fermentation weight like our Pickle Pebbles (optional)

    Caldwell Starter Culture for Fresh Vegetables


    "The Best!!"

    These are the best culture veggies starter packages you can buy. The levels of beneficial bacteria's stay higher in these than other veggies starter packages. Your ferments are bubbly and delicious. I met the people who made these and saw the science behind it, but it was when I went home and tried them that really convinced me. They are little powerhouse cultures that super charge your immune system and detox you in a hurry. I can't say enough about them, absolutely love them! www.culturedfoodlife.com

    - Donna Schwenk

    "Dependable and tasty"

    I typically use just whey and salt, but if I really need to depend on the culture working out, and tasting great, I use Caldwell's. Plus, there's definitely lots of bubbles!

    - onegreengoddess

    "Great product"

    I fermented some shredded carrots. It was so easy and in 3 days I was eating them. No mold and great taste. Very simple process. Love this product.

    - Sandy

    "Great product. Timely delivery. "

    I love this product. I received it in a short amount of time. I was pleased.

    - Mikki's

    "Excellent quality and price"

    I have been buying these for quite a while and always get consistently great fermented vegetables. No mold and always just right. This is a quality product hard to beat. Thank you!

    - Ana

    "Great product. I love it and will purchase it again."

    Great product for the price

    - Marl

  • Cutting Edge Starter Culture for Fresh Vegetables

    Supercharge your ferments without using only salt or whey! This starter culture is uniquely designed to help you create probiotic and nutrient-rich kraut, cultured beets, and more.
    • Cultures up to 30 lbs of raw vegetables.
    • Easy to use: make fermented vegetables in less than 10 - 30 minutes of hands-on time.
    • Contains 6 pouches of starter culture and instructions.

    Cutting Edge Starter Culture for Fresh Vegetables


    • Active bacteria strains, organic tapioca sugar. (lactobacillus plantarum, leuconostoc mesenteroides, and pediococcus acidilactici)

    Allergen Information

    • Packaged in a facility also handles products that may contain wheat, soy, eggs, milk, and fish.
    • This product does not contain any of the following materials: Milk, soy, wheat, tree nuts, peanuts, eggs, fish, crustacean shell fish.
    • Non-GMO
    • Gluten-free
    • Vegan

    Cutting Edge Starter Culture for Fresh Vegetables

    What You'll Need

    You’ll need these items to make fermented vegetables with this culture:

    • Water (free of chlorine and fluoride)
    • Glass jar or other culturing container
    • Fermentation weight like our Pickle Pebbles (optional)

    Cutting Edge Starter Culture for Fresh Vegetables


    "Works wonderfully!"

    I tried this starter with my usual recipe of green cabbage and shredded carrots, and it started bubbling away overnight! After a few days I opened the jar and the fermented veggies tasted great, tart and crunchy. Recommend!

    - Laurie B.


    I would highly recommend this product. I

    - Theresa

    "Cutting Edge Starter"

    I was not using a starter for my lac-to fermented veggies. I feel the starter culture adds flavor and the probiotics are an added bonus.

    - oily4me

    "Quality is excellent!"

    This product is great! I made 4 quarts of cultured veggies. They fermented well and are tasty.

    - Nita

    "Great Product!"

    I made a batch of fermented salsa with nothing but salt, then I made a batch using the starter culture. The batch that I used the starter culture in was a lot better in taste & color than the one with salt only. I will definitely continue to use a starter culture for fermenting my vegetables.

    - DaisyMae

    "Always Crispy Pickles"

    I like the results get when using this starter culture. I like to keep a box in the fridge. Love this website and all the cultures it offers.

    - Rhonda

  • Body Ecology Starter Culture

    An alternative to culturing vegetables with salt or whey; can be used to culture vegetables or cream to make cultured butter or creme fraiche
    • Makes 6 batches of cultured vegetables or cultured cream.
    • Direct-set single use culture: make cultured vegetables and cream when you want them.
    • Contains 6 packets of starter culture and instructions.

    Body Ecology Starter Culture


    • Lactobacillus plantarum, pediococcus acidolactici, leuconostoc cremoris,and inulin.

    Allergen Information

    • According to the manufacturer, this product is dairy-free, soy-free, and gluten-free.
    • Non-GMO
    • Gluten-free

    Body Ecology Starter Culture

    What You'll Need

    You’ll need these items to make vegetables or cream with this culture:

    • Fresh raw or pasteurized cream or whole milk
    • Water (free of chlorine and fluoride)
    • Glass jar or other culturing container
    • Fermentation weight like our Pickle Pebbles (optional)

    Body Ecology Starter Culture


    "great for cultured vegetables"

    Works well for cultured vegetables, good instructions but i modified slightly (didn't make the brine - used water just to cover) and cultured quickly.

    - Mary

    "Interesting stuff"

    Made a batch of cabbage using a packet of this culture and no salt whatsoever. It's good! We just each sprinkle salt to taste on our own serving. Nice to have home-fermented kraut that's not so salty. Works great in my fermenting crock.

    - Eh?

    "Worked great!"

    I used my juicer to make cabbage juice for GAPS Intro diet. I then used this to ferment it. The juice turned out perfect! I will be using this again soon to make actual Sauerkraut.

    - gogirlusa

    "Great product"

    I just made a batch of sauerkraut that was terrific.

    - Maria

    "For a beginner… very satisfied"

    After my second attempt, I was very happy to make my own sauerkraut. (My first mistake was to not use the air lock on the jar and the first batch rotted). As the previous reviewers said…it is salt-free and very tasty. I appreciate the comment that it works without making the slurry of ground up cabbage. Looking forward to make more variations with this starter. I am very happy with this starter culture.

    - Lomad

    "good stuff"

    This is my first time fermenting vegetables but I am pleased with the Body Ecology so far. I've made two batches: (cabbage, carrot, beet, red onion) and then (fennel, cabbage, leek, & ginger). Both were quite tasty after a week fermenting. I think I need to ferment longer, the fennel was a little tough.

    - Rich

  • Celtic Sea Salt

    Celtic sea salt is a mineral-rich salt that takes fermentation to the next level. It is our favorite for fermenting vegetables and an alternative to ordinary table salt in the cultured kitchen.
    • Use it for: creating the brine needed to ferment vegetables.

    Celtic Sea Salt


    "Well worth it. "

    After adding celtic sea salt to my cooking instead of the regular grocery store salt, I am feeling much cheerier, without low level headaches, and much peppier. These are great benefits from this product after only two weeks!

    - Pam

    "The absolute best salt. "

    I found out about this salt from Donna Schwenk's website, cultured food life, and have been using it for two years now. It has dropped my wife's high down to normal. This salt is so delicious grocery store salt is nasty to me now.

    - Ryan

    "Best Salt Available"

    This salt is delicious. Store bought salt is nasty. This stuff is so good I will just pop a few grains in my mouth and chew on them. A doctor wanted to put my wife on warfarin. We started using this stuff and she has been normal ever since.

    - Ryan

    "Very tasty salt!"

    I love this product!

    - Connie

    "Just what I needed"

    I ordered this to use in fermenting. As a first time fermenter I really didn't know what to expect. My first batch of pickled peppers are delicious. Can't wait to do more. This salt has a nice flavor.

    - Sandra

Kits & Equipment
  • Classic Sauerkraut Kit

    It’s easy to make sauerkraut with this all-inclusive kit! With our favorite mason jar and tools from MasonTops, this kit has everything a beginner needs. Just add cabbage!
    • Makes 1 quart of kraut per batch with ingredients for 3+ batches.
    • Easy to use: make sauerkraut with 20 minutes of hands-on time.
    • Contains instructions, wide mouth quart jar, pickle pipe airlock, pickle pebble glass weight, pickle packer, celtic sea salt, and jar tags.

    Classic Sauerkraut Kit

    What You'll Need

    You’ll need these items from your pantry to make sauerkraut with this kit:

    • Water
    • Cabbage
    • Large bowl

    Classic Sauerkraut Kit


    "Great product"

    Great to use for beginners.

    - GilWhyte

  • Homemade Kimchi Kit

    Kimchi is a fermented food favorite that's surprisingly easy to make. With our favorite mason jar culturing tools, real Korean gochujang, and more supplies, this kit has everything you need to make delicious kimchi.
    • Makes 1 quart of kimchi per batch with ingredients for 3+ batches.
    • Easy to use: make kimchi with 20 minutes of hands-on time.
    • Contains instructions, wide-mouth quart jar, pickle pipe airlock, pickle pebble glass weight, pickle packer, celtic sea salt, organic gochugaru, organic sugar packets, organic ginger powder, organic garlic powder and jar tags.

    Homemade Kimchi Kit

    What You'll Need

    You’ll need these items from your pantry to make sauerkraut with this kit:

    • Water
    • Napa cabbage
    • Daikon radish
    • Green onions
    • Large bowl

    Homemade Kimchi Kit


    "Nice Kimchi Starter Kit, But Pricey "

    The kit comes with everything you need, however, not enough for the price. It should include twice the amount of ingredients and 2 quart canning jars at that price. Also, it would have been nice to receive a wide mouth jar pickle pebble for the wide mouth jar instead of a regular size pickle pebble.

    - Fit4Life_62

    "Tiny pebbles"

    Nice quality but the components are mismatched. This kit includes a wide mouth jar and a nice quality pickle pipe lid. I was disappointed to receive a small pickle pebble in the wide mouth kit. I have found that contents in a wide mouth jar rise about the sinking pebble. I would not recommend this kit because of the small pebble size. CFH Response: I'm so sorry about that! We have found that the regular pickle pebble works wonderfully with the wide mouth jar. Here's a great article that details how to keep vegetables submerged if you are looking for a few tips: http://www.culturesforhealth.com/learn/natural-fermentation/how-to-keep-fermented-vegetables-submerged/. We feel this will be truly helpful, but of course if you have any further questions you can always contact us directly.:-)

    - AG


    overpriced. aabout $5 worth of products in kit. I got wide mouth jar, wide mouth pickle pipi and small mouth pickle pebble. Need better quality control. Response from CFH: We are sorry to hear you are not satisfied with the Homemade Kimchi Kit. Please contact Customer Support as we'd love to assist you - customers and staff members have made many wonderful batches of Kimchi and different types of fermented foods with this setup - we hope you will as well!

    - none

  • Vegetable Fermenting Crock - 2 or 5 Liters

    These stylish fermentation crocks from Mortier Pilon provide a specialized anaerobic fermenting environment to help keep away the ”bad” bacteria and allow the good guys to thrive!
    • Use it for: fermenting vegetables.

    Starting at: $39.00

    Vegetable Fermenting Crock - 2 or 5 Liters


    "Great "

    I have fermented quite a few veggies in both my 2L and 5L crocks and the result is always great! They are easy to use and look great on my kitchen counter. We are a big family so I just wish they had bigger sizes, too!

    - Mark

    "No regrets"

    This jar is everything I've ever wanted and more! It's easy to clean, simple to use, it has a great lid design, and it matches my kitchen aesthetic. I have nothing but love for this jar!

    - Valeriethefermenter

    "Convenient and clean"

    I got the big jar, it's really convenient because it can hold a lot and doesn't take up too much space. Also it looks really clean in my kitchen!

    - Jess1988

    "Great for Kimchi"

    I've made a few great batches of Kimchi in my crock and the results have all been delicious -even when I changed my recipe. It's a must-have for my kitchen!

    - Amy989

    "won't open"

    I purchased this crock and when I took it out of the box and tried to figure out how it would work, I could not open the lid of the crock, I asked my husband for help, he also could not force the lid off in any way, I watched a video on the internet so I knew it should screw off but the only thing that came off was the bottom of the jar. As soon as I can get someone to respond to me, they are getting this crock back.

    - newtothis

    "Appearance over Function "

    We have had tried to use the 5 Liter Crock for everything from sauerkraut and Kimchi to apple cider vinegar. In every chase the attempts have been disappointing and resulted in a total waste. I believe this is due primarily to the design. The Crock narrows at the top and bottom with the center being wider. The wider center unfortunately allows more room for fermenting solids to make their way around the weight. The weight is simply not heavy enough to keep the fermenting solids submerged. I have tried decreasing the amount of cabbage or apple scraps but every time the fermentable solids ultimately escape around the weight or the weight is raised to the top. I have to constantly toss a layer of solids from the top to prevent spoilage. Never had this issue with older style crocks, which I have had to resort back to. I have found that I am losing one third to half a batch using this crock. This crock looks good but does not work as well. Very expensive kombucha maker.

    - Eric

  • Complete Mason Jar Fermentation Kit

    With 4 Pickle Pebble fermentation weights, 4 Pickle Pipe airlocks, and a Pickle Packer tamper, this awesome kit turns any wide-mouth mason jar into a fermentation crock.
    • Use it for: making sauerkraut, pickles, kimchi, and more in mason jars!

    Complete Mason Jar Fermentation Kit


    "Fermenting made easy"

    The weekend following the arrival of my Fermentation Kit I quickly got busy prepping the recipe for "golden Kraut". However, I did not have the correct weight of cabbage so I substituted grated carrots and used grated turmeric instead of dried turmeric. This first attempt has another 2 weeks to ferment but looks good and smells like kraut. In the 80's (a different life style) in which I grew my own cabbage, I purchased a large crock to ferment cabbage which was a failure so I never attempted again. Fast forward to 2016, living in the city, purchasing my cabbage from a produce department, this attempt appears to be succeeding. Wish, this method existed back in the 80's. I am looking forward to tasting the results.

    - Sharon

    "Happy Happy"

    Everything a beginner fermenter needs and wants.

    - Bethany


    This is my first time fermenting and this kit made the process so easy! I would recommend this to anyone who is a beginner fermenter,gives you the confidence to jump right in and ferment! Thanks for a great product. It came within a few days after ordering,thank,Cultures for Health! I definetly will be a repeat customer.

    - rob

    "Complete Homesteading Kit!"

    I couldn't be happier. I love this whole kit, and was so excited to receive it that I made sauerkraut the same day it arrived. The book has easy to follow instructions, and the tools are very high quality. The packaging was too big to keep in my kitchen as is, so I cut out and kept the foam part to store the pickle pebbles when not in use. I'm so happy I bought this kit, and I will be getting another one for best friend's birthday present!

    - Felecia

    "fermentaion kit"

    very nice. if you want to give a healthy gift, this is the one to give.

    - re

    "Great Kit"

    I made a very tasty kimchi, using my own recipe, on my first try.

    - Minoffin

  • Pickle Packer - Vegetable Tamper & Muddler

    Pack in vegetables for small-batch fermentation with this Pickle Packer.
    • Use it for: packing vegetables tightly into the canning jars.

    Pickle Packer - Vegetable Tamper & Muddler


    "Works as Suggested"

    This made getting the juices out of my grated veggies easy. Then I went on with the culturing/pickling process.

    - Tracy

    "Awsome Muddler!"

    Quality product, reasonably priced, quick delivery.

    - KLink


    I have been making krauts for 2+years and never used a packer. I decided to buy it and try since it is not that expensive and I am really impressed at the difference it makes: I can cram way more vegetables in the jar. I really love it.

    - Chantale

    "I love it"

    Makes pounding cabbage much easier, and its easy to grip. Been using since last October (2016) and it is still in great condition .

    - Chirises


    I swallowed hard before buying this, thinking that I should just make my own out of a branch that was properly-sized. But since I didn't do that, I bought this one. It works well, though with the bowl I'm using, I wished it were slightly rounded on the bottom. I'm new to fermenting, and had only used my rolling pin in the past. So.... I've made less than 10 jars of ferment with this thing, and I ONLY wash it by hand. Went to put it away this morning, and it has two cracks. One goes 3/4 the way down, and the other is about 2-1/2 inches. Neither is at a joint, though I can see that a joint is opening on the flat (pounding) surface. Come to think of it, if there were a slight amount of shaping in the pounding surface, there would be less stress at the edges, and it would be less likely to crack. Conclusion: I'll use my rolling pin for now, and will look for a right-sized hardwood branch! Recommend that you do too. Response from CFH: We are so terribly sorry! This product sounds defective, and we're always happy to make things right. Please contact us anytime you have an issue such as this again!

    - Martha

  • Fermented Vegetable Master: Gallon

    Make fermenting vegetables easier! This airlock set up facilitates gas escaping your fermented vegetables while keeping air out.
    • Use it for: fermenting vegetables.

    Fermented Vegetable Master: Gallon


    "Great jar for the price--makes fermentation EASY!"

    We tried rigging up our own fermentation "crock" but the result was less than desirable. The whole thing was messy, and it was hard to keep the vegetables anaerobic. The texture of the kraut was mushy and the taste wasn't that palatable. Rather than give up on fermenting all together, we decided to purchase two Vegetable Masters. The results were delicious--the first time. And as a bonus, the jar is very easy to use. We love the taste of our fermented veggie medley and sauerkraut now and just ordered two more of the jars to keep up with our family's demand. We have 6 kids who love their ferments now! Thank you!

    - Abby

    "Great products !!!"

    Items arrived very quickly. Products were exactly what I expected. The vegetable cultures are some of the best I have used. The vessel was simple and easy to use, No mold formed on top, however the 3 small weighted stones weren't adequate to keep the veggies from floating. I went out to my garden and found some bigger flat smooth surfaced river rocks, scrubbed them and they worked fantastic. Love your site and love your products !

    - Green Diva

    "Fermented Vegetable Master: Gallon"

    I am having a ball using this for Making sauerkraut. Sure beats doing it the old fashion way. Thank you!

    - Lily

    "superior product"

    This is a superior product. I used it to make fermented cabbage and it made the process very easy and it also made the outcome reliable, whereas before I had the jar it didn't always come out good. I also know that the right gases are leaving and coming in, so I don't have to guess about the quality of my food. I highly recommend it.

    - Batya

    "Simple and Effective"

    Success the first time out! I tried making kraut to no avail time and again and finally found the right equipment. With live culture kraut $7 for 25 oz in L.A., the Vegetable Master paid for itself with the first batch. Well worth it!

    - Ed

    "Awesome product"

    This was my first time making sauerkraut and this product worked great. Only took 7 days and no mold. The idea of letting gases out but no air in is accomplished simply by the top of the fermenter. Very easy to set up.

    - Texas Fermenter

  • Fermented Vegetable Master: Half-Gallon

    Make fermenting vegetables easier! This half-gallon-size glass jar includes an airlock setup which facilitates gas escaping your fermented vegetables while keeping air out.
    • Use it for: fermenting vegetables.

    Fermented Vegetable Master: Half-Gallon


    "Great little jars to have"

    I haven't had time to use these to ferment any veggies yet but I have used them to make my kombucha! I got all three sizes of jars and they're all very sturdy, the lids fit well and the little glass weights seem like they will do their job very well. I'm very happy that I have different sizes to work with.

    - Alyssa

    "So easy!"

    I have my first batch of sauerkraut in my jar right now. It was soooo easy to use and I love the recipes that came with it. The hardest part was working the water out of the cabbage. Then I just filled up the jar and closed it up with the little air lock on top and put in the pantry with the date taped to it. Looking forward to trying it out! I love not having to worry about mold or anything getting in there.

    - Lauren

    "Great product, great price"

    This makes fermenting nearly foolproof, even for a beginner. Everything I've made in it has turned out great, no mold, slime, no problems. And it's so much less expensive than any of the other fermentation crocks I've looked at. (Plus, the mad chemist in me loves getting to watch the fermentation process as it progresses.)

    - Nancy

    "wonderful to share healthy culturing, made easy"

    I was SO delighted to give this to my daughter and son-in-law. I sure was hoping that they would find a recipe that they'd really like enough to keep on using it - it can't do the good things it can do in your gut unless you eat it! So far it looks pretty good - and of course it helps enormously that the actual process is made easy and foolproof For more recipes for cultured vegetables, please see our Cultured Vegetables page here: http://www.culturesforhealth.com/cultured-fermented-vegetables-fruits-condiments-articles-videos-recipes ~CFH

    - Anita

    "good buy"


    - mariam

    "Super system, super quality and super price!"

    You can't go wrong with this simple yet useful tool for making fermented foods. My gut feeling (pun intended) is that the health benefits will be priceless. I'm on my second batch of yummy kimchi (not too spicy) and the first round was delightful. You must get one!

    - Kev

  • Perfect Pickler® Fermentation Value Package

    The perfect solution for those who want to ferment more than one jar (or two different recipes) at a time, this package from Perfect Pickler® includes twice the supplies of their Vegetable Fermenting Kit for easy, do-it-yourself vegetable fermenting.
    • Use it for: fermenting multiple recipes at once.

    Perfect Pickler® Fermentation Value Package


    "Perfect Pickler"

    I bought this for my 88yr old Mother. Who loves it. She's having a great time using it for all kinds of fermented vegs. GO MOMMA.

    - Lily

    "Love it!"

    I love this product! It makes things a lot easier for me. I make fermented veggies and sauerkraut year round and this product guarantees a delicious outcome every time! :)

    - milena

    "Love this product"

    I have had great success make beet kraut twice now. We think it tastes better than the store bought. Love that I don't have to worry about slimy mold. I am planning on giving it as a gift to my friends for Christmas.

    - Lisa

    "Couldn't be more pleased. It is so easy."

    I love this gadget!!! I am new to fermenting, and I am always concerned with "getting it right""". With this perfect pickler you can't go wrong. It is so easy and you will want to do more and more. Oh for more counter space!!"

    - Nika


    Does everything it claims. It is an excellent product at a very reasonable price.

    - Crusty Curmudgeon 1

    "happy happy happy"

    works great did the carrots with dill and garlic its great

    - Miko

  • Plastic Lids for Regular-Mouth Jars

    These 8 Ball brand BPA-free plastic lids fit most standard regular-mouth canning jars. They're dishwasher safe, watertight, and airtight.
    • Use it for: a rust-free way to cap regular-mouth jars.

    Plastic Lids for Regular-Mouth Jars


    "Best Mason Lids Ever"

    Have used my set of these for years and love them. They are by far the best lids for Mason jars that I've ever found - and I have done my research on the subject! They are very well made; thick & sturdy not flims, fit jars perfectly, and are extremely durable. They even manage to be almost totally stain-proof. I've ruined 1 out of 40 in about a decade of use on my set! When tightened fully they seal perfectly and don't leak at all. The only thing they can't do is hold tight when a jar is filled with boiling hot liquid and jiggled. In that case they will loosen & dribble. Other than that they go above & beyond meeting all my very high demands.

    - Jshan

    "Plastic Lids for Regular-Mouth Jars"

    Love these lids. So I bought more to gift to my mother.

    - Lily


    the lids seem good and sturdy. Oly thing I haven't used them yet, because deceivingly from the picture on int. they were too large even for my big ball jars. big jars but narrower top I guess. I must order more Thank you.

    - lin

    "I love these lids!!!"

    I've been using Mason and Ball jars for food storage for years. These plastic lids come in two sizes and are a wonderful fit for all my jars. The smaller ones fit spaghetti sauce jars too. They wash easily and don't rust, like the metal lids. I don't think these lids are meant to be used for canning, but they work great for food storage.

    - becky

    "Love these lids"

    All my metal lids rust, so glad I found these plastic lids, I love them!!

    - Blue Papaya Girl

    "Glad I purchased this"

    I purchased a dozen canning jars to hold my juice. Since I only use one or two at a time, I found the two piece lids that came with them tedious. I know in time they rust and was looking for a non-rusting replacement. These lids work wonderfully well.

    - Joy

  • Plastic Lids for Wide-Mouth Jars

    These 8 Ball brand BPA-free plastic lids fit most standard wide-mouth canning jars. They're dishwasher safe, watertight, and airtight.
    • Use it for: a rust-free way to cap wide-mouth jars.

    Plastic Lids for Wide-Mouth Jars


    "Great for culturing soy kefir"

    These lids are very sturdy and wash up well. I really like these lids for culturing soy kefir.

    - Clarence

    "Plastic Lids for Wide-Mouth Jars"

    Love these lids I use them when covering my kefir and placing them in refrigerator to give them a rest. Purchased a set to give to loved one. WHO loves them also.

    - Lily

    "Who wouldn't love these?"

    I don't know what I did before these came along! I use them all the time.

    - Janet

    "Love these lids!!"

    I can and ferment a lot, so I always have canning jars to use. However, I don't like using the metal lids and rings for fermentables. These lids give me the perfect solution! They fit all of my wide mouth canning jars. Hubs even made airlock lids by drilling a hole and fitting a gasket in a few of the lids. ;-)

    - Honeytiger3m

    "Love these lids"

    These lids are WONDERFUL! I use them for everything I put in a wide mouth canning jar. They clean easily, don't hold odors, don't stain, go on and off easily and lots of other things. The cost is very reasonable compared to other sites and shipping was quick.

    - Debbie

    "Love these lids"

    I now have 5 sets of pint and 5 sets of wide-mouth lids and I use them for all kinds of things. I use jars to store spices and lots of other things so these lids make it easy to ise them. The price at Cultures for Health is the best I have found any place and shipping is quick. Thanks for providing such a great product for a good value.

    - Guest

  • Pickle Pipes - Waterless Fermentation Airlocks - 4-Pack

    Works with both regular and wide-mouth sized mason jars and band.
    • Use it for: protecting your ferments while letting gas escape.

    Starting at: $17.56

    Pickle Pipes - Waterless Fermentation Airlocks - 4-Pack


    "Great product"

    I make a lot of sauerkraut and pickles, and these are the best fermentation lids/locks I've ever used. I currently own three sets.

    - Tlh

  • FVM Storage Lid

    Extra storage lid for the Fermented Vegetable Masters.
    • Use it for: extra storage lid for our Fermented Vegetable Master.

    Starting at: $1.00

    FVM Storage Lid


    "110 mm CT lid"

    Just wanted to let people know, who might be looking for lids for other gallon jars, that this appears to fit a 110 mm jar opening, and your jar must have a continuous thread, not a lug thread. CT are what your mason jars are, lug are what many pickle, jam, and sauce jars are that you might find in the supermarket. I bought this one just to see what it was, if it would fit my jars (same size, but my jars have lug tops, not CT). These are lightweight plastic covers in a clean white.

    - Jennifer

  • Timber Tops - Bamboo Mason Jar Lids - 3 Pack

    Airtight, spillproof, and dishwasher safe, this set of 3 Timber Tops fits most standard wide-mouth canning jars. Made from fast-growing, renewable bamboo with a silicone gasket, these lids are a durable, eco-friendly option.
    • Use it for: an eco-friendly, durable way to cap mason jars.

    Starting at: $18.95

    Timber Tops - Bamboo Mason Jar Lids - 3 Pack


    "This product does not work at all."

    I bought these lids hoping to have a non metal lid for my kombucha. However, they do not work. They will not screw onto my standard wide mouth jars. I have not been able to find any wide mouth jar that they will work with. Very sad because you cannot return product to this store if it has already been removed from it's original packaging and these are expensive lids. Response from CFH: We are sorry to hear you are having trouble! We have tested these lids on both wide mouth and regular mouth mason jars in our warehouse, and found that even though "clunky" and hard to line up, they do screw on to fit nicely.

    - tea

  • Mason Jar Lids - Set of 12

    Colorful, decorative lid inserts for regular-mouth mason jars.
    • Use it for: showcasing your mason jars!

    Starting at: $9.00

  • Chalk Tops - Chalkboard Mason Jar Lids - 8 Pack

    Label and re-label your regular and wide mouth mason jars with Chalk Tops.
    • Use it for: labeling and re-labeling ongoing fermentation projects.

    Starting at: $9.95

  • Tough Tops Mason Jar Lids - WIDE MOUTH - 4 Pack

    Airtight, spillproof, and dishwasher safe, this set of 4 Tough Tops fit most standard wide-mouth canning jars. The silicone gasket and easy-grip design make these a versatile tool in the cultured kitchen.
    • Use it for: an airtight, spillproof way to cap wide-mouth jars.

    Tough Tops Mason Jar Lids - WIDE MOUTH - 4 Pack


    "Makes my life easier"

    I'm just starting to ferment but also use glass jars for storage. Wide mouth jars are my favorite for storage. Tough Tops Mason Jar Lids fit on Bell and Mason. So handy. Am ordering more.

    - Deber

    "Tough top mason jar tops"

    Exactly what I wanted and each top comes with reusable plastic seal

    - Laurie

    "These lids are great"

    I'm using these for gifts of barbeque rubs. Love the silicone ring to keep things fresh. I'm definitely going to purchase more.

    - NancyS

    "Just what I’ve been looking for"

    These lid fit my Kerr wide mouth jars perfectly. I love that they are dishwasher safe.

    - Agavegal

  • Plastic Canning Funnel

    Easily fill mason jars. No more spills and splashes.
    • Use it for: filling regular and wide-mouth canning jars.

    Plastic Canning Funnel



    Perfect funnel, no spills!

    - Ashley

  • Top Chalk - Liquid Chalk Markers - 6 Pack

    6 Water-based, non-toxic, liquid chalk markers.
    • Use it for: Labeling and re-labeling our Chalk Top lids.
  • Pickle Pebbles - Glass Fermentation Weights

    Keep your fermenting vegetables submerged in canning jars.
    • Use it for: keeping fermenting vegetables under brine.

    Starting at: $18.95

    Pickle Pebbles - Glass Fermentation Weights


    "What a great Company!"

    What a great company! After CFH read my previous review about one weight being broken, they contacted me and were only too happy to send me a replacement set. So all in all was a great Company to work with.

    - Deb

    "Great Product"

    Greatly helped making my cultured/pickles vegetables a success.

    - Tracy

    "wish they were a tad bigger, but generally very helpful"

    I use wide mouth quart jars, and the pebble could be bigger to fit those jars. I put a plastic lid in the jar, upside down, with the pickle pebble in it to weigh it down, and that worked well.

    - Betsy

    "The reason for differing reviews"

    These work great, but NOT for less than full jars, like you'd have with the shorter pickling cucumbers. They simply sink to the bottom of the jar if they can find a weak spot (loosely packed spot like you'd have with pickles). However, when the jars are FULL (for like, for instance, beets for beet kvass) they work AWESOME. Soooo much better and easier than rolling up cabbage leaves that splash your brine all over.

    - Trish

    "Wish I bought earlier"

    These are a little pricey but I'm so glad I bought several sets. They hold everything down nicely and take the work out of folding cabbage leaves, finding the right size plate or marbles etc...They clean up beautifully too. Can't recommend these enough!

    - Kate

    "Great product"

    Very pleased with these. Much better than cabbage leaves and jelly jars. Got them on top of 4 quarts of pickles right now. Will buy again, if I manage to break them. I'm gifted that way.

    - Janine

  • Replacement Lid for Fermented Vegetable Master

    Replacement lid set-up for our Vegetable Fermentation Master.
    • Use it for: replacement lid set-up for our Fermented Vegetable Master.

    Replacement Lid for Fermented Vegetable Master


    "Replacement Lid for Fermented Vegetable Master"

    As much sauerkraut I make. I wanted to make sure I had an extra one hanging around case I needed it. Love this it's so wonderful.

    - Lily

    "arrived quickly, can't wait to try them."

    I should have read more about the product before I purchased it. I can't get them to fit on any of my jars, so I will have to order the right kind of jars before I can start using them. I am looking forward to purchasing the right kind and size of jars so I can get started making my cultured veggies. Response from CFH: Our replacement lids do not generally fit other jars. The jars and lids are custom made.

    - Cindy

    "Better than the "Perfect Pickler""

    Why pay so much for the 'Perfect Pickler" when this one work just as well at a fraction of the cost. Note from CFH: We agree these are wonderful lids! Many people do choose the Perfect Pickler (http://www.culturesforhealth.com/perfect-pickler.html) as those lids are designed to fit standard canning jars, while the FVM lids do not fit canning jars of any size.

    - Toby

    "Wonderful product"

    This is the best deal for home fermentors. With the help of a 1/2 inch drill bit you can make these airlocks fit any lid you have. SAVE money buy these.

    - Toby

    "great product"

    I bought one of these lids to use on a regular gallon jar and am currently making a batch of sauerkraut. It fits perfectly and is working great so far! CFH Note ~ The threads on the replacement lids are a little different and do not always fit on existing jars, so happy to hear you had one that fit!

    - Candace

    "Thanks "

    Thanks your products are Wonderful!

    - Organic

  • 3 Piece Plastic Airlock

    A replacement airlock for the Fermented Vegetable Masters or Perfect Pickler.
    • Use it for: A replacement airlock for our Fermented Vegetable Master and Perfect Pickler.

    3 Piece Plastic Airlock


    "inexpensive replacement part"

    Was glad to be able to get a replacement airlock at the same time as my perfect pickler. (I got the airlock with to U-curves.) Low price, and nice to have on hand when one breaks.

    - Anise

    "no more mold!"

    No more mold! Love this for making sauerkraut and other ferments. Easy to clean, too. Worth every penny.

    - Marian

    "A lot of fun"

    Purchased some larger food grade containers with lids. Drilled 1/2" hole in lid, put in 1/2" gourmet, used freezer bag of water to hold down the cabbage and made large batch of wonderful sauerkraut!

    - Coastal Grannie

    "So appreciative of your business! God sent! "

    I'm so appreciative of your tutorials, and products. I often refer your business to everyone. Thanks so much. Blessings!

    - Organic

    "Inexpensive way to put an airlock on ferments"

    These airlocks are inexpensive and are a real value! They work excellently!

    - Viper

    "Good "

    Good and effective.

    - Beth

  • Wild Fermentation - 2nd Edition

    A comprehensive recipe book of naturally fermented and live-culture cuisine.

    Wild Fermentation - 2nd Edition


    "Get This Book!"

    After reading about Sandor, in The New Yorker magazine, I purchased this book and the accompanying DVD. I have to say it has changed my life. Though we have been making yogurt for over 30 years and have had a sourdough culture living in the fridge for about twenty, being introduced to the writing and philosophy of Sandor Katz has educated me on the value of beneficial as well as benign bacteria in our antiseptic antibacterial obsessed society. We now make our own sauerkraut, kimchi, cortido, horseradish, brined peppers, cucumbers and more. Our cultural arts program has expanded into the care and feeding of kefir grains, kombucha scobys, and mothers of red wine and apple cider vinegars. Get this book and also read his other book "The Revolution Will Not Be Microwaved."

    - Roosterick

    "Book: "Wild Fermentation""

    WOW, what a great book. Abundant in knowledge. I couldn't wait to make the fermented cabbage. It is great. Like nothing ever! I'm so thankful.

    - Praiser

    "Outstanding, delightful book!"

    This is an absolutely fantastic, must buy book for anyone interested in a beautiful, hands-on guide to making the gamut of fermented eats and drinks. Katz offers a broad, multi-cultural array of recipes, accompanied by a wonderfully compelling narrative. The design and layout of the book is much more user-friendly than his first book, which I found overwhelmingly encyclopedic, with a "Joy of Cooking" kind of breadth. This edition has a beautiful balance and aesthetic that says on many levels, "your journey to excitement and discovery awaits!" and it's going to be fun! I'd give this book as a gift in a heartbeat! Highly recommend!!!

    - Mary Eliz.

    "Sandor Katz's 2nd Edition is a winner!"

    The second edition is a beautifully designed, well-curated collection of recipes that take you on a colorful, multi-cultural journey around the globe! The book is a triumph in both aesthetic presentation and curation. Everything about the text is inviting, fun and way cool!!! Highly recommend, and would give as a gift in a heartbeat!

    - Mary Eliz.

    "A great resourse"

    I really enjoyed this book and the accompanying DVD. Lots of very practical and easy to follow directions. Very encouraging! I've already made several items from it.

    - kuraha

  • The Natural Canning Resource Book

    A guide to home canning with locally-grown, sustainably-produced and fair trade foods.
  • Fermentation Workshop with Sandor Ellix Katz DVD

    Sit in on a fermentation workshop offered by Sandor Katz and learn through hands-on demonstration and instruction.
  • Making Sauerkraut and Pickled Vegetables at Home

    Step-by-step recipes guide the modern reader through centuries-old methods.

    Making Sauerkraut and Pickled Vegetables at Home



    I thought the book was informative, great tips and ideas.

    - Lee

    "Great Buy"

    This little booklet is full of interesting information about benefits of probiotics as well as other foods. I refer to it frequently and recommend it for anyone, not just those with digestive issues.

    - Ethel Frances

  • The Art of Fermentation

    An in-depth exploration of essential concepts and processes from around the world.

    The Art of Fermentation


    "The Fermentation Bible"

    Sandor's previous book on fermentation, "Wild Fermentation" was a wake up call. A call for people to take back their traditional foods from the giant commercial food processors. This book is a bible for home fermentors. An essential resource for anyone interested in preserving and enhancing food through the use of traditional fermentation techniques.

    - Roosterick

  • Real Food Fermentation

    Preserve your favorite foods through every season with Real Food Fermentation.
  • Fermented Foods for Health

    Includes 75 recipes for incorporating fermented foods into your diet.

    Fermented Foods for Health


    "Great info and tie-in to diseases that can be healed thru fermented foods"

    This is the first book where I've seen a link given between diseases and how fermented foods can be used medicinally to help heal them. The author did a very nice job of tying in all the disorders plus gives a nice selection of fermented food recipes, many of which I've not seen before. She obviously did her research well too!

    - Shellbell

    "Good overview "

    Good over view of a variety of fermented foods and recipes. Clear, pretty, but not as in-depth as I hoped.

    - Beth

  • The Complete Idiot's Guide to Fermenting Foods

    Includes over 100 delicious recipes for all types of culturing and fermentation projects.

    The Complete Idiot's Guide to Fermenting Foods


    "excellent book"

    This book has tons of information and tons of recipes and also many options for each recipe. An indispensible book for the beginner.

    - waynelm

    "Father's Day gift"

    I gave this to my Dad for Fathers Day and he's excited to get started. My Mom loves cookbooks and so she liked it too! So with some starter and couple air locks, he's on his way!

    - Kelley

    "Great Product"

    This is an awesome beginners guide for practically fermenting anything, and in a healthy way. I was extremely happy about the price and how grateful my mom was to receive this as a gift.

    - Nate

    "Great book!"

    This is an informative book on fermentation for the novice. Many good recipes! Loaned it to a friend who now wants to purchase one!

    - Tracy

    "It helped this ignorant person."

    I had never fermented food until three weeks ago.i began in earnest, determined to do a thorough job. I had, with the help of Idiot's Guide, beginner's luck ok the first effort. After sampling the fermenting food, we decided to complete our equipment. We now have a complete array of pots, yogurt maker, and the determination to wear the very helpful Idiot's Guide out. I referred too it several times in the Process of preparation. Happy with it.

    - Charles

  • Cultured Food Life: The Trilogy DVD

    Join host Donna Schwenk in her kitchen where she will teach you to make kefir, kombucha and cultured vegetables in your own kitchen.

    Cultured Food Life: The Trilogy DVD


    "Great video"

    This is a great video that gives the viewer the confidence and desire to begin culturing foods! I showed to a small group and we all wanted to start with a project of kombucha, cultured veggies or kefir!

    - Debbie

    "Worth the time, Worth the money Super DVD"

    Not much more to say!


    "Lifesaver --- great backup plan"

    i was so worried about making fermented anything believing i would mess it up. in instances like that, i would typically not do anything while waiting for that one thing that would assure me i had the right instruction. this dvd is terrific --- basic, clear and reassuing at the same time. i can read directions but not always certain i am following them correctly. i'm much more a visual learner and this dvd fit my learning style to a T. plus there is the addd benefit of being able to return view it again if i have additional questions. i've watched all segments 2 times already. thanks!

    - Mary

    "Great information"

    Excellent video, every informative.

    - Gerald

    "Great video"

    I am new to the fermentation / cultures works so this video was very informative and really has me looking forward to a life of brewing and healthy living.

    - Dale

  • Mastering Fermentation

    A beautifully illustrated and authoritative guide to the art and science of fermented foods, featuring 70+ recipes.