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4th Annual International Calgary Fermentation Festival - Nov 2021

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Regular price $97.00 Sale price $147.00

4th Annual International Calgary Fermentation Festival
November 14th - 21st, 2021
Live Interactive Online Event
Hosted by Denis Manzer & Malcolm Saunders
Featuring a menu of 15 probiotic presentations on a variety of fermentation topics from some of the top experts in the field


It's that time of year again and the Calgary Fermentation Festival is back!

If you are a new or returning guest you will be guaranteed a fun and enlightening experience at this year's Festival and NOW is your chance to register to be part of the learning.


Each year of Ferment Fest has provided tremendous value and incredible learning. Don't delay in deciding to join us for this year's event.


"The festival was WONDERFUL! You did an amazing job! I loved the format. Two hours each evening was perfect and the tie-ins of the first and second event each evening was great." - Liane Paulson, Virginia, USA


"Thank you for putting on the best information festival ever!  I enjoyed every minute of it and have learned so much. I hope to improve my health as a result.  I look forward to next year's Festival already." -  Elizabeth Stokie, Fernie, BC

"I can't thank you enough for putting this on, and for making it virtual so that I could attend from the opposite side of the continent. I learned so much and drew so much inspiration." - Lorien Green, New England, USA


Develop the knowledge & skills to be able to confidently ferment a variety of your own food & beverages to keep you and your family healthy all year round.

This is your opportunity for a deep dive into the world of fermentation. Whether you are new or a true cultured expert, this festival offers learning and experiences for all.

During this special edition, you will have access to 16 sessions on the topics of fermentation, how-to recipe creation, probiotic nutrition, microbiome research, and more!  

Sessions include:

+ Learning a Variety of Very Specific Fermentation Recipes

+ Develop Essential Fermentation Skills & Techniques

+ Discover The Latest Research the Microbiome and Gut Health

+ Troubleshooting - Get Your Questions Answered from Leading Chefs and Experts                                               

These sessions are short and info-packed, offering exactly what you need to master a spectrum of Fermentation skills and concepts.
The sessions will run 2 per night starting on the hour from 7:00 - 9:00 pm MST and will focus on an aspect of fermentation how-to skills and or microbiome health.
Each event is recorded if you are not able to join live and you will receive recordings as well as all pdf hand-outs that are yours to access and use forever after.
Be sure to register to take advantage of the discount and stay tuned for more details.

The regular Early-bird is $97 and the regular price is $147 which is still only $9.80 per session. But by getting in on the super early bird you are investing less than $7 per session!

Register now for early-bird savings as Nov 7th, the price increases.


 This is life-long knowledge and skills you do not want to be without!

Calgary Fermentation Festival 20210 Line-Up

Sunday November 14th

Fun'damentals of Fermentation: Kicking off the Festival with Malcolm & Denis, Calgary Fermentation Festival Founders

Ferments & Culture: A Global Perspective with Chef Ken Fornatero, Cultures Group

Monday November 15th

Gut & Physiology Syndrome: A Crucial Link to Optimal Health with Megan Barefoot C.H.N.C., No Shoes Nutrition


Psychobiotics: The Microbiome, Brain Health and Mental Health with Dr. Melina Roberts N.D., Advanced Naturopathic Clinic

Tuesday November 16th 

Brew Your Own Jun: Crafting Kombucha with Green Tea & Honey with Azure Walker, Sunnycider Cider House

How to Make the Perfect Water Kefir: The Queen of Ferments with Luka Symons C.H.N.C., Good Food + You


Wednesday November 17th

Yogurt: How to Easily & Consistently Make this Probiotic Powerhouse and Medicinal Wonder with Derek Fleming, New Earth Organics

So You Want to be a Cheese Maker... with Dawn Kay, Early Dawn Farm

Thursday November 18th

Kimchi Traditions: Make Your Own At Home with Margot Loveseth, Heyday Fermentables


Cultured Condiments: How to Make a Variety of Probiotic Preserves You Can Add to Any Meal with Malcolm Saunders, Light Cellar

Friday November 19th 

The Sour Beer Renaissance: Using Mixed Cultures in Your Fermentation with Mike Foniok, The Establishment Brewing Co.

The Hunt For Wild Yeast: Utilizing Uncommon Sources in Your Ferments with Denis Manzer, Ferment Your Food


Saturday, November 20th 

Panel Discussion and Q&A hosted by Malcolm Saunders & Denis Manzer with Featured Guest Experts from the Festival


Sunday, November 21st

Learn to Work with Koji: A Key to Fermenting Grains & Beans with Author Kirsten Shockey, Ferment Works



What others are saying...


More Testimonials:

"Thank you so much for organizing this excellent event! I would say this online format actually had some advantages - it was nice to be able to attend all the workshops rather than having to choose, and it was really nice to have it spaced out over several nights rather than all crammed into a day or two. I’m not a huge fan of online versus in-person normally, but in this case I think it worked really well. It was a pleasure to tune in every night (well, almost) to learn and just be part of an interesting community of local (and non-local) folk!"  -  Jackie Skrypnek, Cochrane, AB

"This was my first fermentation festival and I have to say I found it highly enlightening in content and wonderfully fun."  - Dana Prediger, Calgary, AB


"Thank you Malcolm, Denis and all involved, I thoroughly enjoyed the festival." Angelique Grimm, Calgary, AB



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