October 22, 2022, will be the inaugural launch of Sour Power!
Fall harvest season is upon us, the days are getting shorter, the nights are a bit cooler and while East End farmers have been busy planting and reaping fertile fields, Slow Food East End has been planning a fall festival.
Sour Power will bring our community together to celebrate fermentation, a truly slow food process that connects soil, seeds farmers, and foodies. Fermentation traditions are ancient, rooted in the culinary traditions of many cultures. Sour Power will be a multi-faceted initiative that will educate our community about the history of fermentation, and the farming of cabbage.
Slow Food board member, Chef and James Beard award-winning author, Peter Berley, has long been on the forefront of chefs extolling the health benefits of fermentation. Sour Power will be an opportunity to learn more about the traditions and techniques of fermentation.
Our Sour Power celebration this year will be a collaboration with Jamesport Farmstead. A no-till organic farm on the North Fork that was recently awarded Slow Food East End Snail of Approval award for its farming practices. The Farmstead has planted rows of cabbage for Slow Food that will be harvested mid-October for our event.