Ten Days of Food, Farms and Fermentation

Weaving through the spectacular Driftless Area around Reedsburg is the fifty-mile-long Farm/Art DTour. As the main attraction exploring the timeless connections between land and people, the Farm/Art DTour complements the cooking demos, food samples and culinary seminars on the menu at the nationally-acclaimed, ten-day-long Reedsburg Fermentation Fest, running October 4 through 13, 2014.

Billed as A Live Culture Convergence, the Fermentation Fest is a delicious and educational way to hone your cheese making or baking skills, ferment your own sauerkraut and dill pickles, or sample a spectrum of live cultured and homemade dishes. With numerous culinary classes on all things fermented – including chocolate, sourdough bread, kombucha, kefir, beer, wine, hard cider, sausage and corned beef – there’s plenty to taste. Plus, workshops on beekeeping, raising chickens and making compost jump-start participants eager to live the good life.

The Farm/Art DTour combines art, live performances, educational exhibits and breath-taking scenery. On the DTour are Farm Forms, captivating art installations by farmers, artists and community groups, as well as unique artist-made Roadside Culture Stands selling fresh, locally grown produce. There are also Field Notes, rural culture education sites where hayfields, dairy farms, wetlands or cornfields are interpreted for visitors.  Pasture performances of music, dance and theatre are scheduled on Saturdays and Sundays of the Fest. Visitors never know what to expect around the next bend, hill, turn or town.

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