Sauerkraut & Yogurt Making Workshop Offered at Volcano Art Center

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Hands-on fermentation classes. PC: Volcano Art Center

Our digestive system is home to a complex diversity of living microorganisms that are impacted by what we eat and drink. These microorganisms, which include probiotics, directly influence our own health—from aiding digestion to clearing skin to boosting our energy.

We can nurture the health of these internal microorganisms by eating probiotic-rich, fermented foods, according to a press release sent from Volcano Art Center on April 9, 2019. Fermented foods have been a part of every ancient culture throughout history. Sauerkraut, pickles and yogurt are a few of the many traditional live-cultured, fermented foods. These foods developed out of the need to preserve food, before refrigeration was possible.

Cabbage. PC: Volcano Art Center

Jasmine Silverstein of HeartBeet Foods will offer a hands-on Sauerkraut & Yogurt Making Workshop on Saturday, April 27, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Volcano Art Center (VAC) Niaulani Campus in Volcano Village.


Learn the basics of culturing cabbage and various vegetables into probiotic-rich sauerkraut, as well how to make your own yogurt. Each participant will take home their own finished products.

The workshop will leave you prepared to make your own ferments at home. Cost for the workshop is $60 and $55 for VAC members plus a $10 supply fee. All supplies and organic ingredients will be provided. Pre-registration is required.

For more information or to register call VAC at (808) 967-8222 or go online.


No cooking skills necessary, just an interest in real, whole food. Fermentation is an art not a science. It’s flexible and fun, not rigid or difficult.

Jasmine Silverstein of HeartBeet Foods holds hands-on Sauerkraut & Yogurt Making workshop. PC: Volcano Art Center

Silverstein is a holistic chef and retreat caterer on the Big Island. She began experimenting in the world of fermentation in 2011, shortly after being diagnosed with a severe autoimmune condition. The benefits she has received from discovering and engaging in the world of microbes has proven to be invaluable. She hopes to share her experience and inspire others to cultivate their own health.

Find more information about Silverstein and her services online.


About Volcano Art Center

The Volcano Art Center is a nonprofit educational organization created in 1974 to promote, develop and perpetuate the artistic and cultural heritage of Hawai‘i’s people and environment through activities in the visual, literary and performing arts. More information is available online.


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