A Note from Jordan Aversman – “Big J”
Many years ago I became interested in “alternative living”. I was drawn to organic farming and natural living during my years in college. In the age of technological advances, I felt an urge to go back to my “roots” and resist becoming involved in the fast-paced computer dominated society. I began to work in a family owned health food store and also spent time working on a biodynamic farm.
One talent that I picked up while fooling around with old school food preparation techniques is fermentation. I heavily experimented with numerous ferments for many years. My fermentation fever grew as I dreamed of starting a fermentation business.
I met Jennifer in 2007. We started hanging out and making kraut! She highly encouraged me that now is the time to follow my dreams. With a business degree and dedication to food and culture she proved to be the missing link in my fermentation dream.
In 2008 we registered Fabulous Ferments, Ltd. and started producing these foods for public sale in the beginning of 2009. My dream is now my everyday reality. It’s fun and rewarding to become close to our customers and continue to provide them with healthy fermented foods.
I am very blessed to be making a living out of a passion for fermenting food. It is very rewarding to get feedback from all the wonderful people who consume our products and notice an increase of health. Please support us and other local producers in the real food revolution.
Peace, Love and Fermentation,
A Note From Jennifer De Marco – “Lil J”
I graduated from the University of Cincinnati in 2007 with a marketing and international business degree. I spent my senior year of college studying abroad in Linz, Austria. This life changing experience strengthened my appreciation for the relationship between culture and food. I was very fortunate to live in an international dorm with students from around the world. Together we cooked our meals from real ingredients and spent hours eating, sipping on wine and chatting about whatever. I’ll never forget the hundreds of meals we shared together.
When I came home, my energy was different and my outlook on life was changed. I had a hard time adjusting back to the American way. I was experiencing serious culture shock in the country I was born and raised in!
Ironically, I met Jordan a month after I moved back to Cincinnati. He opened my eyes to the beauty of natural fermentation and the extensive health benefits. Witnessing what was going on with the American food system I knew it was time to make a change! Believing in fermentation, I joined Jordan in his mission to educate and produce these epicurean foods. Not looking back, we quit day jobs and Fab Ferments® was born in 2008
Focusing on pure ingredients and traditional fermentation techniques I am dedicated to the ancient art of fermentation. I am proud to serve my community by supplying them with healthy and delicious naturally fermented goods.
Thanks for supporting the real food revolution!
Jennifer De Marco