Ten Days of Food, Farms and Fermentation

Weaving through the spectacular Driftless Area around Reedsburg is the fifty-mile-long Farm/Art DTour, a journey that can be traveled by car, private bus, motorcycle or bicycle. 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, join internationally renowned “fermentation fetishist,” Sandor Katz, author of Wild Fermentation, to ferment your own sauerkraut and dill pickles, or sample a spectrum of live cultured and homemade dishes from Scratch. 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 captivating ephemeral art installations by leading national artists as well as unique artist-made Roadside Culture Stands. There are also Field Notes where a hayfield as well as a dairy farm, wetland or cornfield are interpreted for visitors, plus “pasture performances” of music, dance and theatre. Visitors never know what to expect around the next bend, hill, turn or town.

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