Canning & Preserving

Fermentation is a natural metabolic process when food sugars are transformed by bacteria into acid, or by yeast into alcohol. What results is an enzyme-rich food that has been partially broken down, making it easier for the body to digest and absorb important nutrients.

Note: As a general guide in sizing crock pots, 5 lbs of veggies will fit in a 1 gal crock pot.

Attractive ceramic Rumtopf crocks adorn kitchens from late spring to the Christmas holidays. That's because fruits are added gradually, when they ripen and are the most flavorful, starting with strawberries in May or June.

Traditionally served over ice cream, yogurt, waffles or cake during Advent or on Christmas morning, Rumtopf is an old traditional preparation of fermented rum-soaked fruit aged in a crock pot.