Health and Wellness

Preserving food in southern Lane County

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Fall is here, and with it is a bounty of activities that can be done with friends and family. Fermentation and preserving are ideal fall projects for bringing in the bounty of the valley. Preservation allows for the continuation in use of the nourishing fruits and veggies that have been grown or purchased from local farms during the cold winter months. The process is not only fun, but healthy, because the final product is full of nutrition and important enzymes needed by the body, andis best sourced from the food eaten.
The supplies needed for fermentation and preservation can all be found at Coast Fork Feed store in downtown Cottage Grove. It has crocks, lids, weights, containers and many other needed items in the fermentation section. There is everything that is needed from start to finish of turning the garden’s produce into jars and crocks of yummy winter meals.
Most importantly is the years of fermentation/preservation experience found within the family of Coast Fork Feed. Stop by and chat with Stephen, Dale, Heather, Jason or Emily. Coast Fork Feed welcomes customers and helps assist them in their success with garden preservation.