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322 Bellevue Ave
Santa Rosa, CA 95407
Since 2011, we’ve been experimenting with fermented vegetables passionately. We’ve grown from the two original flavors to seven unique krauts, each boasting its own brightness: two bold kimchi flavors, two delightfully unique fermented salsas, and three uniquely delicious fermented beverages, our probiotic live shots.
Our business has grown too, and we know that if we continue to do the right thing – take good care of our customers, employees, suppliers, and community – wildbrine will naturally thrive. We are excited to continue exploring our wild possibilities.
About the Process Our process starts with our partners—the local West Coast farmers. Just after the produce arrives onsite, we inspect every piece, then get it ready for production the hands-on-way, like you do at home—by chopping Napa cabbage, hand peeling ginger, finely chopping beets, grating horseradish root, and hand stemming, seeding, and coring jalapeños.
It really makes a difference. Once our fresh raw ingredients are ready, we add sea salt and spices, mix, then tuck them away in the proper environment to ferment.
We love what fermentation does to food. The process elevates the flavor of produce and brings their nutrient and probiotic power to life.
We focus on bringing out the best flavor of our fermented vegetables, while still staying true to the wholeness of each ingredient. Our favorite part is spending hours in our kitchen playing with different vegetable and spice combinations until we get it just right.
Of course, the fermentation process happens under our watchful eye. We monitor our batches of krauts, kimchis, and salsas carefully and on a daily basis. Once everything is tart, tasty, and ready, our team hand packs our containers—then wildbrine® is off to the stores and you. That’s it!
Farm to Table, Table to Farm By the way, we make every effort to use all edible parts of our vegetables—but what we can’t use, we feed to the cows nearby. These cows are arguably our most enthusiastic supporters…or at least the loudest.
Happy brining, Chris and Rick