Slow Food Saddleback News

Fermented Foods Workshop

Local Naturopathic Herbalist, Marilyn O’Dowd, is leading a fermentation workshop at the Gerringong Town Hall on Saturday 9 March starting at 9:00am.

In this hands-on workshop Marilyn will share her passion for fermentation. You’ll learn about fermented foods and probiotics,  how fermented foods provide friendly micro-organisms for good gut health and why this is important for eliminating toxins and improving digestion.

The workshop will include making kimchi, sauerkraut, cultured butter, pickled vegetables, fermented drinks and sourdough.

You will be able to take some goodies home so you are asked to bring:

  • 2 large jars – about 2 litres
  • 3 smaller jars – about 500ml
  • a sharp knife or cabbage slice
  • a blunt-ended rolling pin or kraut crusher if you harve one
  • cutting board, apron and notebook

It is important to wear closed shoes as the workshop is being held in  a commercial kitchen area.

Following the workshop a light lunch will be served.


Date:             Saturday 9 March 2019
Time:             9:00 am sharp
Venue:          Gerringong Town Hall
Cost:              Members $30, Non-members $40
                           by Wednesday 6 March

Further information: Barbara Khallifa 0419 498 072
or email

Thanks to Kiama Council for sponsoring this event.