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The definition of fermentation is “breaking down into simpler components”. Fermentation makes the foods easier to digest and the nutrients easier to assimilate. In effect, much of the work of digestion is done for you. Since it doesn’t use heat, fermentation also retains enzymes, vitamins, and other nutrients that are usually destroyed by food processing.In 2005, our first batch of organic Kraut was handcrafted by our founder and chef, Kathryn Lukas. Even in her very first version of spicy kraut, incredible flavor was the driver behind her bold and balanced recipes. Her passion to share fermented foods and their naturally occurring probiotics came from her own experience of feeling renewed by the benefits and connected to the powerful process of wild fermentation.
In 2008, we opened our first facility with a small team of fermentation experts to meet the demand for our always organic and richly probiotic foods and beverages. Today, Farmhouse Culture is a leader in probiotic foods and beverages. The focus of our team will always be organic ingredients and expert fermentation techniques. Cabbage is the main ingredient in all our products. It is a simple but powerful veggie your gut will thank you for. We transform our cabbage into something delicious and probiotic-rich called Kraut (aka Sauerkraut) using recipes by our founder and chef, Kathryn. Our Kraut, Gut Shot, and Kraut Krisps are beneficial and delicious foods packed with funky fermented flavor.
Ginger Beet Kraut
Our Ginger Beet Kraut is made with organic red beets, cabbage, ginger and a pinch of sea salt. We ferment it until it’s crunchy and bursting with flavor. It’s a delicious, naturally probiotic condiment that’s good for your gut. Our sauerkraut is always organic, unpasteurized, and is alive with multiple strains of probiotics.
Sea Salt Caraway Kraut
Our Sea Salt Caraway Kraut is our founder’s version of traditional, Bavarian sauerkraut. We add caraway seeds for a mild, yet full flavor experience. It’s deliciously crunchy and happens to be healthy too. It’s everything you’re looking for in a tangy condiment or addition to your bowl or sandwich. Our sauerkraut is always organic, unpasteurized, and is alive with multiple strains of probiotics.
Garlic Dill Pickle Kraut
This crunchy kraut is our take on classic dill pickles. But, unlike most pickles, it’s brimming with live cultures that are good for your gut. Use it to top burgers or sandwiches. It’s also a great veggie side or snack you can eat right out of the bag. Our sauerkraut is always organic, unpasteurized, and is alive with multiple strains of probiotics.
Earthy organic beets meet the zing of ginger to create the perfect taste sensation. Add Ginger Beet Gut Shot to your daily routine and your gut will thank you! Made from our expertly crafted sauerkraut juice, it’s always organic, unpasteurized, and is alive with multiple strains of probiotics.
Our Classic Gut Shot is made from organic cabbage, sea salt, and earthy caraway seeds. We transform those simple ingredients though wild fermentation into a tangy and refreshing shot of probiotic goodness. Made from our expertly crafted sauerkraut juice, it’s always organic, unpasteurized, and is alive with multiple strains of probiotics.
Reminiscent of dill pickles, our Garlic Dill Gut Shot is an all-time favorite flavor combination. This fermented veggie drink makes for a zesty wake up to your morning and is loaded with good for your tummy strains of active cultures. Made from our expertly crafted sauerkraut juice, it’s always organic, unpasteurized, and is alive with multiple strains of probiotics.
Sea Salt Kraut Krisps
Unlike any other vegetable chip you've tasted, the main ingredient is organic cabbage. This unique snack is perfect for dipping, sharing, or crushing an entire bag. Made from our expertly crafted sauerkraut, they’re always organic.
Dill Pickle Kraut Krisps
We've created a flavor experience that's reminiscent of biting into a crisp dill pickle. Our Kraut Krisps are cabbage chips with a hearty crunch and one-of-a-kind flavor from fermented veggies. Made from our expertly crafted sauerkraut, they’re always organic.
Chili Lime Kraut Krisps
We start by crafting our crunchy cabbage chips and then we punch it up with the flavor of cayenne pepper and lime. This unique combination of ingredients and flavors elevates your dipping or snacking experience. Made from our expertly crafted sauerkraut, they’re always organic.
Kathryn Lukas, Founder of Farmhouse Culture
A California native, Kathryn’s love affair with food started in her grandparents’ farmhouse. There, she watched her grandmother lovingly transform her grandfather’s hard work in the garden into simple, delicious meals. Years later, she fell in love with fresh sauerkraut given to her by a farmer who provided vegetables and schnapps to her restaurant in Stuttgart, Germany. Kathryn knew she had found her calling, and when she returned to the States and learned how to ferment at a Natural Culinary Program in Santa Cruz, CA. Inspired by the connection between farm, table and barrel, she travelled the globe studying traditional food cultures and ancient fermentation techniques while working as a private chef. Kathryn founded Farmhouse Culture in 2008 and now travels the U.S. sharing her love and knowledge of fermented foods.