Promoting the health of citizens and soils through the revival of cultured foods with eight public events in Boulder and Denver. 

The Cultured Colorado Festival is an annual event created by The Cultured Food Guild

Events Schedule

October 18

  Zeal Restaurant, Boulder CO

3:00-5:00 PM with Kirsten Shockey - Fermented Vegetables: Beyond Kraut


October 19 

The Nutritional Therapy Institute at Capitol Hill United Neighbors, Denver CO

12:00-5:00 PM- Guest Speakers Kirsten Shockey, Bevin Clare and Sandor Katz


October 19

 The Flatirons Food Film Festival- Film Screening

6:30-9:30 PM with Sandor Katz – Fermented Food Fair, Book Signing and Symphony of the Soil Film Screening


October 20 

Alfalfa’s, Louisville CO

5:00- 8:00 PM - Fermentation Workshop with Kirsten Shockey - “What to do with that jar now the you have it!”


October 20 

Denver Urban Gardens Fundraiser at The Historic Posner Center, Denver CO

2:00 -10:00 PM Workshops and Events with Sandor Katz, Kirsten Shockey, Hannah Abram & David Kainer


October 21 

Shine Restaurant and Gathering Place with Boulder County Aids Project, Boulder CO

6:00 - Late PM - Guest Speakers: Chef Ann Cooper, Jeffrey Callaway, Helen Dohrman and Mike Meader

Followed by Hors d’oeuvres & conversation with Sandor Katz


October 22 

The Art of Fermentation at Bauman College, Boulder CO

1:00 PM-3:30 pm: Presentation and Book Signing by Sandor Katz


October 23

 Friday Fermentation Fête – Presented by O’Zuke and Boulder County Farmers Markets, Frog Belly Farms, Longmont CO  

3:00-9:00 PM - Classes and Workshops: with Sandor Katz, Brigitte Mars, Elias Davis, Benoit de Korsak, Nick Van Horn, Dan Phelps & Ben Mustin  -- Followed by Vendors, Food Samples, Food Trucks, Music, Dancing, and Beer


About The Cultured Food Guild

The Cultured Food Guild, a non-profit organization, is a new trade association created to support and promote the local cultured food ecosystem and encourage more people to learn about, and enjoy, cultured foods such as vegetables, grains, dairy, bread and legumes. While the Cultured Food Guild recently launched in, Colorado, the Board of Directors expects it to become a national organization in 2016.   The purpose is to link and network fermentation festivals from around the country, to provide advocacy, services and education to its membership.

The guild’s members will include institutions at all levels in the local cultured food value chain, including farmers, distributors, processors, restaurants, and retail outlets that are invested in building a stronger local food system and healthy and sustainable options for local consumers. Nonprofit, academic, and research institutions will join to educate guild members and the broader community, while also advocating for political, social, and regulatory change. The guild will provide educational tools and opportunities to its institutional members through classes, workshops, and informative publications.

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The Guild’s Annual MEMBERSHIP

Individual $55 --- Student $25 --- Professional/Organization $150

Individual community members will also benefit from the guild’s many offerings, including educational workshops and classes, publications, an annual festival, and a network of like-minded individuals and companies.

We also invite corporate sponsors and individuals to make tax-deductible donations to support the guild’s efforts.

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The 1st annual Cultured Colorado Festival

Colorado’s first annual cultured foods festival, Cultured Colorado, will take place October 18-23 throughout the Denver metro area. This “distributed” festival is sponsored by the Cultured Food Guild and consists of 10 uniquely designed events, planned and hosted by prominent members of the local food economy. It will showcase national and local experts on the history, benefits, and preparation of fermented foods. The festival is designed to build a stronger and more resilient community of individuals and institutions committed to reviving traditional cultured and fermented food preparation and promoting the local foodshed, healthy living, and sustainability.

Cultured Colorado will feature world-renowned fermentation expert and revivalist:

Sandor Katz (The Art of Fermentation),

who will be joined by nationally recognized Author

Kristen Shockey (Fermented Vegetables )

Also featuring numerous local farmers, purveyors of fermented foods, restaurateurs, and leaders in the healthy, sustainable, and local food movements.

Photography will be provided by: Kristen Boyer Photography.

The Cultured Food Guild is thankful to the following organizations for participation in The Cultured Colorado Festival 2015:


Detailed Event Schedule

October 18  Zeal Restaurant

3:00-5:00 PM with Kirsten Shockey

Fermented Vegetables: Beyond Kraut

Location: 1710 Pearl Street Boulder, CO, 80302

More information: Call 720-708 6309 and RSVP at

October 19 The Nutritional Therapy Institute

Guest Speakers 12:00-5:00 PM

12:00-1:00 : Kirsten Shockey

1:00-3:00 Bevin Clare

3:00-5:00 Sandor Katz

Location: Capitol Hill United Neighbors – 1290 Williams St, Denver CO

More Information

October 19 The Flatirons Food Film Festival- Film Screening

6:30-7:15 PM: Fermented Food Fair and Book Signing

7:30-9:30 PM: Short Film TBA and Feature Film: Symphony of the Soil

9:30: Sandor Katz Q & A

Location: Munzinger Auditorium CU Campus, Boulder CO


October 20  Alfalfa’s Louisville  

Fermentation Workshop with Kirsten Shockey : “What to do with that jar now the you have it!”

5:00 pm - 8:00 pm Alfalfa’s Louisville Community Room      

Location: 785 East South Boulder Road, Louisville, CO 80027

$5 sign up here  

October 20 Denver Urban Gardens Fundraiser

2:00 A Ferment a Day: How to Enliven Your Meals with Kirsten Shockey, author of Fermented Vegetables
3:00 Intro Vegetable Fermentation with Hannah Abraham Haiku Foods
4:00 Fermented Starters with David Kaminer of Raleigh Street Bakery
5:00 Fermentation Sandor Katz Q&A author of Wild Fermentation and The Art of Fermentation (General Admission Begins)

5:00 PM-6:00 PM: Vendors and book signing

7:00 PM: Keynote address by Sandor Katz

6:00 - 10:00 pm: Fermentation Celebration

Location: Historic Posner Center - 1031 33rd St, Denver

  Get your tickets here!

October 21 Shine Restaurant and Gathering Place with Boulder County Aids Project

6:00 PM-6:30 PM: Book signing

6:30 PM-7:00 PM Speakers:

Chef Ann Cooper BVSD

Jeffrey Callaway CSU Fermentation Sciences

Helen Dohrman Natural Grocers

Mike Meader Full Circle Organic Farms

7:00 PM: Hors d’oeuvres & conversation with Sandor Katz

Location: 2027 13th Street, Boulder


October 22 The Art of Fermentation at Bauman College

1:00 PM-3:30 pm: Presentation and Book Signing by Sandor Katz

Location: 1128 Pine Street, Boulder

RSVP Here!

October 23 Friday Fermentation Fête – Presented by O’Zuke and Boulder County Farmers Markets              

3:00-9:00 PM

3:00-5:00 pm Fermentation Classes and Workshops

5:00 PM General Admission Begins

5:00 PM-5:30 PM: Food Science Fair. Bring a 16OZ container of your work for judging and ribbons!

6:00 PM-7:30 PM: Sandor Katz Keynote: His Journey and Experience with The Fascinating World of Fermentation.

7:30 PM-9:00 PM: Vendors, Food Samples, Food Trucks, Music, Dancing, and Beer

Classes and Workshops:

3:00 PM-4:00 pm: Brigitte Mars, herbalist, raw food chef & author. Wildcraft walk.

3:00 PM-4:00 pm: Elias Davis, herbalist, wizard in training, boulder bonvivant, cultured nut cheeses.

3:00 PM-4:00 pm: Benoit de Korsak, founder St. Benoit Creamery.  French style yogurt at home.

3:00 PM-4:00 pm: Sandor Katz “Ask Sandor” question and answer workshop

4:00 PM-5:00 pm: Nick Van horn, Chemical Engineer. Fermented Pepper Sauces. 

4:00 PM-5:00 PM: Dan Phelps, Homebrewer. Fermenting beer with yeast and bacteria.

4:00 PM-5:00 PM: Ben Mustin, MM Local Foods. Countertop Sauerkraut Fermentation at home.

Location: Frog Belly Farms- 5255 Rogers Road, Longmont, CO 80503