For the longest time, I’ve had it in my head to occasionally feature jams, pickles, and other lovely small batch products made by other people here on this site. I’ve tried to get it happening a couple of times in the past, but I just wasn’t able to sustain it over the long term.
However, recently a few delicious jars have fallen into my lap that are just too good not to share. So occasionally, I’ll be running a feature I’m calling “Other People’s Preserves” so that if you spot these products in the wild, you’ll scoop up a jar or two.
For this inaugural feature, I want to tell you about Sauerkraut Seth. Made by musician and lacto-fermentation expert Seth Travins, this line of sauerkraut and kimchee is totally raw, satisfyingly spiced, and generally quite delicious.
I discovered Sauerkraut Seth back in May, when Scott and I were staying friends up in Western Massachusetts. One night during our visit, we went to see a band called The Wiyos in an old church that had been transformed into a performing arts space.
I was charmed by the band (I’m a sucker for story songs with a folksy, roots feel), pretty darn delighted when they sang a song dedicated to lacto-fermentation, and then ready to be a groupie when Seth announced that during intermission, he’d be out in the lobby selling jars of his ferments.
Here’s where you can get Sauerkraut Seth. Or just go to a Wiyos concert and pick up a jar.