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Wholesome Living Fermentation Workshops

Mary Krystinak

Mary Krystinak

As part of her Preserving the Lost Art of Canning workshops, Mary Krystinak, founder and owner of Mary’s Wholesome Living, will present three informative classes this month teaching how to create fermented food to promote gut health.

The first workshop, involving lacto-fermented cauliflower, is being offered on October 14, at Blumen Gardens, in Sycamore. On October 25, at Batavia Library, attendees can learn about homemade sauerkraut. The third workshop, homemade yogurt and kefir, is offered on October 28, at Morton Arboretum, in Lisle. Small batch options will be offered, as well as simpler methods for fermenting through starter kits.

Mary’s Wholesome Living is a local small business providing practical, educational and helpful connections to live a more down-to-earth lifestyle. Krystinak’s passion shows in her motto, “Grow it; Cook it; Can it.”

For more information, call 630-776-4604, email Wholesome or visit

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