A wildly delicious beverage, fermented soda is an economic and simple way to capture Florida’s seasonal fruits and botanicals. In this workshop, we will create fall inspired flavors of wild fermented sodas. We will learn a few applications that fall within lightly carbonated beverages, as well as how to flavor, carbonate, and troubleshoot wild soda. Participants in this class will get to make and take home a bottle of their own concoction.
Sarah Arrazola, founder of St. Pete Ferments, is a St. Petersburg native and proud Floridian. She is co-founder of the annual Florida Ferment Fest, an event that celebrates all things fermented in the Sunshine State. She is a gardening and foraging enthusiast who has worked on organic vegetable and permaculture farms. With nearly a decade of fermentation experience, her goal is to make this style of food preservation accessible, delicious, and empowering to the individual.
Materials costs are included in the price of the event.
General Admission $35
Senior/Low Income $15
Although our base price for this course is $35, Sweetwater is a nonprofit that puts on educational programs for elementary schools in the neighborhood and teaches them about food systems and basically where their food comes from. We also host community volunteer days and a farmer’s market every Sunday from November through May. You can donate to Sweetwater in addition to your course fee if you’d like to help us continue our programs. And if you want to get your hands dirty in our gardens you can contribute your time by volunteering Wednesday, Friday, and Sunday mornings from 9-12.