The village with a rich history has only gotten tastier

Freestone is California’s

Fermentation Destination

Sunday October 19th 2014

Bread, wine, cheese, and a healing Japanese therapy—the Cedar Enzyme Bath—make Sonoma County’s Freestone, the California fermentation destination. Come celebrate a renewed artisan food culture in one of wine country’s most distinct small towns on Sunday, October 19. The village of Freestone is Sonoma Counties first historic district and is emerging as a must-visit destination for anyone in search of the secret treasures of Northern California. The six-acre, award-winning Osmosis Day Spa Sanctuary, with its celebrated Japanese gardens, has been a major destination for in-the-know travelers for 25 years. It’s been joined by a distinct artisanal food and fermentation culture in Freestone that has attract- ed thousands of weekend visitors in search of organic loaves and cinnamon buns, artisan local cheeses, and a taste of some of the best wine in the region. Fermented crafts are the perfect complement to a day spent renewing body and mind in the active Cedar Enzyme Baths at Osmosis. Our health and well-being depends on helpful, living probiotic cultures and flora. That’s why Osmosis Day Spa Sanctuary and its neighbors—Freestone Artisan Cheese, Joseph Phelps Vineyards, and Wild Flour Bak- ery—are celebrating the unique culture of artisan food and fermentation with Destination Freestone on Sunday, October 19, starting at 1pm. Join the block party at Osmosis spa, sanctuary and boutique, then ride a carriage horse through this 19th century historic village, where you’ll be greeted by the open doors of shops and merchants with special tastes and treats for the celebration.

Over 1,000 people attended the 3rd annual Freestone Fermentation Festival on May 21st 2011!

“I liked earning about the value of fermented foods to our health, how easy and economical they are to make at home. Getting a chance to taste different products was important. There was a positive energy, which I enjoyed. People were empowered as they learned what they could do themselves.”

The first symposium and fermentation feast on Friday May 20th at Shone Farm was attended by nearly 100 people who enjoyed a most informative and interesting afternoon and evening. More news coming here soon …

Winners of the 1st Peoples Kombucha Awards

1st Place: GTs Trilogy

2nd: Bucha

3rd: House Kombucha

All tied in 4th with the same amount of votes: Revive, Kombucha Botanica, and Cultured

Sandor Katz & Jenny McGruther

Kombucha girls

Generous sampling of fermented foods took place all day long

A perfect day in Freestone

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A Fundraising Event For

Ceres Project

Culture Makers

Osmosis Day Spa Sanctuary

Culture Makers

Russian River Keeper


Redwood Hill Farm


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