I’m sure you’ve seen it at Whole Foods or Di Bruno Bros, those bottles of fermented tea called kombucha (pronounced exactly as it appears, btw). Like quinoa, it’s one of those things that’s been around for thousands of years but has been having a bit of foodie and health-food junkie renaissance lately.
Fostering that renaissance locally is Philly-based company Inspired Brews, co-founded by Washington Square West resident Jessa Stevens. Her business partner, Jennifer Snow, leads up the Dallas, Texas, operations. Stevens has been whipping up small batches of the stuff for the past few years, teaching kombucha classes and making connections with local foodies. This past January, she started bottling and selling her product at local retailers, including Tallula’s Daily, Down Dog Healing Cafe, Terrain at Styer’s and more.
If you’ve ever found yourself thinking, “Man, with all the money I’ve spent on kombucha, I could’ve bought a house! Oh, how I wish I knew how to make this bubbly beverage myself,” while piling bottles upon bottles of kombucha into your shopping cart, then this workshop is tailor-made for you: On May 3rd, Greensgrow Farms is hosting a kombucha fermentation workshop with Philly’s very own fermentation enthusiast, Amanda Feifer of Phickle.