2020 Fermentation Series

First Session for Fermentation Training (February / March)

To register for the second session (two weekends: April 25 and May 2 – 10am to 3:30pm), please click here

WHO: People who sell food or are planning to sell food
 First session is three Wednesday evenings:
February 26, March 4, March 11 – 6pm to 9pm  
WHERE: Just Food Farm (2391 Pepin Court – Bus #25 and free parking) 
COST: $110            
RSVP: Please register below

Topics include:

Non-alcohol fermentation and its potential for incorporating into your existing food/farm business
Lacto-fermentation such as making kimchi and tabasco style hot sauce
Fermenting beans and peas for making miso and tempeh
Grain fermentation varieties, including no-sweetener-added desserts such as sweet rice ferment or jiuniang, and using grains in vegetable lacto-fermentation
Daily ferment such as kefir
And many more…
Please contact [email protected] if you have any questions about the event.


The goal of the workshops is to inspire local farm and food businesses to innovate - by using the ancient art of fermentation to transform local and fresh produce into new products and ingredients that taste great, are good for health, and contribute to stronger businesses in this region.



Presented by Chi Garden, with additional guest fermentation business.

The trainers - Sun Shan and Li Bo of Chi Garden - both grew up with rich family traditions for making fermentation. Equipped with education in biology and biomedical research, being world travelers and now farmers in Canada, plus years of practice making various ferments and bringing fermented vegetables to the farm market in Ontario, the trainers will deliver an interactive training to inform and inspire a new generation of fermentation practitioners and businesses.  


Interested in fermentation training for your home?

This training is designed for local food businesses, including restaurants, processors and farms only. We will offer hands-on training geared towards eaters and home chefs later in the season.  Please send us a message at [email protected] if you are interested, and we will contact you directly when the courses are coming out.

February 26, 2020 at 6:00pm - 9pm
Just Food Farm
2391 Pepin Ct
Ottawa, ON K1B4Z3
Google map and directions

Will you come?

$110.00 Fermentation Training 2020