Huge thanks to everyone who chopped, Volunteered and supported us - we did it!
Over 150 choppers chopped 445kgs of Veg, supported by more than 50 volunteers. it was a truly awe-inspiring day of community, microbes and VEG.
we have decanted the sauerkraut from 4 vats to 2 to minimise air space and it is now happily fermenting away at jo’s house in wells.
Find us (or our supporters) on Saturday 27th October if you’d like to take home some of the record- breaking sauerkraut:
Wells Market 10.00 -1.00.
Wiveliscombe Farmers’ Market (Conrad’s Kitchen) 9.00 -12.30
Wellington - Sunseed Wholefoods and the Blue Pantry 9.30-4.00
Tiverton - Liznojan Bookshop, Reapers Wholefoods 10.00-4.00
Taunton - Lesser Litter 10.00-4.00.
Follow the Sign Up button if you want to be involved in the weigh-in on Friday 26 October or if you are a community organisation, cafe, school, restaurant, care home or individual who would like to have some of our Guinness World Record Attempt Sauerkraut - it’s all got to be distributed and it will taste DELICIOUS!
Here is a selection of photos from the day, itself.
Mass Food Production, the Good Kind
The UK officially has the worst diet in Europe. Mass-produced, highly processed foods are one of the biggest contributors to long-term health issues – illnesses that drain us and our NHS.
Fermented foods not only pack more flavour and health benefits than processed foods, but they're inexpensive to make. We want to spread the word about how easy it is to make sauerkraut and how good it is for our gut health.
Assuming we set the first ever Guinness World Record for the largest dish of bacterially fermented sauerkraut, we hope that someone else will host the next Sauerkrautathon and break our record.
If you are interested in doing this, please read on.
Thank You To Our Sponsors
Riverford Organic Farmers is the perfect main sponsor for our event. Not only are they sponsoring our marquee, but they are also providing us with all the organic vegetables we need to make a very large amount of sauerkraut. Thank you Riverford.
We are so happy to have Yeo Valley Organic as a main sponsor. Yeo is very local to us and has long been a standard-bearer for ethics and principles in farming. They are supporting Sauerkrautathon in all sorts of ways and it is lovely to have them as part of our dream team.
We are thrilled to announce Symprove as a Sauerkrautathon main sponsor. What better partner for Sauerkrautathon, than a unique multi-strain live activated bacterial supplement with a totally unique delivery system? Symprove is part of the future of gut health – adding microbes to support health rather than killing them (as antibiotics do). Thank you for joining us, Symprove.