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4th Annual International Calgary Fermentation Festival

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Regular price $77.00 Sale price $147.00

4th Annual International Calgary Fermentation Festival
Live Interactive Online Event
Hosted by Denis Manzer & Malcolm Saunders
Get access to 13 probiotic presentations on a variety of fermentation topics from some of the top experts in the field



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.


"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 13 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 focused and info-packed, offering exactly what you need to master a spectrum of Fermentation skills and concepts.

The regular price is $147 which is only $9.80 per session.

Register now to access this is life-long knowledge and skills you do not want to be without!



Calgary Fermentation Festival 2021 Presentation Includes:

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

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

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


Low Histamine Ferments: How to Easily Create a Nourishing And Low-Histamine Ferment with Tracey Reed, author of Histamine Haven

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



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

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


The Gut & Thyroid Connection with Jodie Campbell

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


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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