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New Mexico Fermentation Festival Returns to Gutiérrez-Hubbell House for Second Year

Albuquerque, NM (April 18, 2017)
edible Santa Fe, Albuquerque, Taos, a publication that celebrates New Mexico’s food culture, will be partnering with the Hubbell House Alliance for the second annual New Mexico Fermentation Festival on Saturday, June 24 between 11am and 5:30pm at the Gutiérrez-Hubbell House.

“We are thrilled to bring back the New Mexico Fermentation Festival this year,” said Stephanie Cameron, publisher of edible Santa Fe, Albuquerque, Taos. “This is a great opportunity for residents all over the Southwest to partake in an enriching event that showcases the importance of preserving fresh, local food through fermentation.”

The process of fermentation preserves foods and creates enzymes and probiotics that are beneficial to consumers.  The New Mexico Fermentation Festival is the only festival of its kind in the Southwest. This all-day event will feature nine different fermentation workshops, including hands-on workshops, lectures, and tutorials. This year, Sandor Ellix Katz, a James Beard Award winner and author of multiple fermentation books, will be the featured presenter for VIP guests.

The festival is an educational event that celebrates all things fermented in Central Northern New Mexico. It aims to educate the public on the growing trend of preserving and enjoying fresh foods through fermentation.

The day will include a series of fermentation workshops, covering topics such as chocolate, kombucha, fermented cocktails, hot sauces, fermented cheese and more; chef demos; a kraut mob; a culture swap; fermented foods and product vendors; museum tours, book sales; festival-inspired lunch for purchase from local food trucks; fermented beverages, both alcoholic and non-alcoholic; bike valet; live music; and more.

Proceeds from this event will benefit the The Hubbell House Alliance, a nonprofit dedicated to educating the public about, promoting interest in and advocating for the Gutiérrez-Hubbell House History and Cultural Center.

Presenters and vendors will include: Oni Noodles, Barrio Brinery, Street Food Institute, Old Windmill Dairy, New Mexico Hard Cider, Old Monticello Organic Farms, Mi Young’s Farm, Fano Bread, Bow & Arrow Brewing, Prismatic Coffee, Santa Fe Spirits, Gruet Winery, Sandor Ellix Katz, The Liquid Muse, Kombucha Kamp, Kraut Source, Ferment Works, The Healthy Gut Girl, Whole Foods, The Kombucha Project and many more.

The event is located at the Gutiérrez-Hubbell House at 6029 Isleta Blvd SW, Albuquerque, NM 87105. Hours are from 11am – 5:30pm. General admission tickets are $15 and will be available at the door or online at https://www.ediblenm.com/event/second-annual-fermentation-festival/

For Press Inquires
Contact: Joshua Hinte
Edible Santa Fe, Albuquerque, Taos
joshua@ediblenm.com, (575) 649-4496


2016 First Annual Fermentation Festival Sells Out

Albuquerque, NM (July 1, 2016)
Edible Santa Fe, Albuquerque, Taos
in partnership with the Hubbell House Alliance (HHA) launched the first-ever Fermentation Festival in New Mexico on June 25, 2016. Attendees sampled offerings that included sauerkraut, kombucha, salami, cheese, and fermented spirits. The day was packed with education, from tutorials on gut health and sourdough starters to the history of winemaking and the art of crafting your own root beer.

Proceeds from this event benefited the HHA, dedicated to educating the public about, promoting interest in, and advocating for the Gutiérrez-Hubbell House History and Cultural Center. The HHA ensures access to the property and provides quality historical, cultural, and agricultural programs and events. At the 2016 festival, Edible was able to raise $4,700, the largest amount a single fundraising event has generated for the HHA.

“Thank you again for organizing the festival. It truly was one of the best run shows we’ve been to!” —Colin Dyck, Mudslide Stoneware

“What an amazing event! The concept in itself was creative and obviously aligned with the interests of a wide variety of participants—us included. Our family represented three generations (from age sixty-four to nine months), and we all found things to enjoy. We especially enjoyed the sourdough bread-making presentation, the demonstration/tasting experience from the Algodones Distillery, the Darlands’ sampling of balsamic vinegars, and the animals in the children’s area. We appreciated being able to purchase some of those items we tasted and liked,and being able to support those local NM folks.” —Tom and Jeanne Vosburgh, attendees

About edible Santa Fe, Albuquerque, Taos
edible celebrates the abundance of local foods, season by season, from Albuquerque to Taos and all over New Mexico. We focus on the people—farmers, chefs, vintners, brewers, and food artisans who live and work the land. We give voice to local food inspirations, trends, controversies, and challenges. We offer a rare access to the most influential and interested food and drink enthusiasts, all the while creating an authentic vivid, enticing, and enriching culinary experience. www.ediblesantafe.com

About the The Hubble House Alliance
The Hubbell House Alliance, a 501(c) non-profit dedicated to educating the public about, promoting interest in, and advocating for the Gutiérrez-Hubbell House History and Cultural Center. gutierrezhubbellhouse.org/the-board