Yes you Can!: Intro to Fermentation

Sunday, June 4, 2023 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm

Do you have too many vegetables? Would you like to learn how to easily turn them into hot sauces, sauerkraut, pickles? Do you dream of controlling an army of microbes and bacteria? Well then you're in luck!

Join Matt McGuirk, MakeHaven member and local fermentation enthusiast, for a 90-minute workshop on how to use lacto-fermentation to preserve foods. Participants will learn the basics of lacto-fermentation, food safety with ferments, and easy recipes. Everyone who joins will take home a mason jar and airlock for fermenting at home, and participants are welcome to bring their own veggies to get a ferment started during the workshop!

General Public: $34
Partnerships: $30
MakeHaven members: $29

Real name: 
Matt McGuirk


Instructor Bio: 

Matt McGuirk lives in New Haven and has been a MakeHaven member since 2020. Matt's interest include cooking, woodworking, computer programming, gardening, and dogs. He works professionally as a cybersecurity engineer and likes to think of himself as a jack-of-all-trades who loves learning.

When capacity of event is full you may join the Waiting List. For online events a link to join the session will be automatically emailed after registration.
Covid Vaccination Required

MakeHaven Main Space

The main makerspace and connected shops. This is located at 770 Chapel Street. Registered participants should ring the MakeHaven labeled doorbell. They will be directed down a long hallway, and down a set of stairs to our basement workshop.

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