The Polk County Extension Service will offer Fermentation 101 on Tuesday, January 23 at the Extension Education Center from 12-1 p.m. This is the first in a series of Lunch and Learn programs. The class will explore basic health benefits and the process of fermenting things such as cabbage, cucumbers, milk and other vegetables. The byproducts of fermentation have received a lot of publicity in the last few years as having health benefits in the form of prebiotics and probiotics.
According to FCS Agent Bridgett Martin, “Fermentation is the oldest form of food preservation. We would like to invite those who are interested in fermentation to join the class and learn proper techniques they can use at home to make fermented foods.”
There is an optional $5 soup lunch available that day or individuals are welcome to bring their own lunch. In order to have a headcount for lunch, please register by Monday, January 22 by calling the office at 394-6018.