Ep. 12 - Pickling for gut health with Oregon Brineworks

Lacto-fermented vegetables can improve digestive health, immune function, and even help with skin problems. Brian Shaw from Oregon Brineworks answered lots of questions with me:

  • What are lacto-fermented vegetables and why are they good for you?
  • How do you run a year-round business selling products with vegetables that only grow in one season, and still source almost everything within 100 mile radius?
  • How can someone try fermented veggies if they are a little weirded out by the taste?

What does Brian think is the ONE thing you can do to improve your eating or food purchasing habits to benefit their health, the environment, and our community? Buy vegetables from your local farmers' market. This helps you connect with your local food suppliers in a way that will change the way you view food.

Find all of Oregon Brineworks' wonderful products online here, or pick them up in the Portland area at New Seasons Market, Market of Choice, Food Front Coop, Alberta Coop, or People's Coop. You can also follow them on Instagram and Facebook.