By Wendy Allen | Photo By Jim Klousia 0
Since 3,000 BC we have reveled in the fruits of fermentation and its health benefits. This natural preservation process enhances the valuable enzymes, probiotics and vitamins in a food, with some enthusiasts swearing by a tablespoon of fermented food each day to aid digestion and even protect from certain forms of cancer.
If you’re not up for making your own, fermentation and fl avor come together beautifully in Viroqua-based Fizzeology Foods, available in four varieties: Latin-style Cortido, an Asian-inspired Kickapoo Kim Chi, classic German Kraut, and the Flavor of the Season (formerly Flavor of the Month) containing, as the label suggests, whatever produce is in season.
All the produce used in Fizzeology products comes from Keewaydin Organics, which markets and distributes produce from 15 farms all within 20 miles of Viroqua. A mere six person staff makes, packs and markets Fizzeology all over our region, from Winona, Minn., to Milwaukee. Find your favorite—or try a new!—fermented flavor at these locations:
• Viroqua Farmers Market
• Viroqua Food Co-op
• Metcalfe’s at Hilldale, Middleton
• Willy Street Co-op East & West, Madison & Middleton
• People’s Food Co-op, La Crosse
• Black Earth Meats, Black Earth
• Wittaker’s Farm Market, Hillsboro
• Driftless Market, Platteville