Yes, we are here!

At FERMENTATION and MOTHER EARTH NEWS, we have been educating folks about the benefits of self-reliance for 50 years. That includes researching and sourcing the best books and products to help individuals master the skills they need in times like these and beyond. Our online store is open and we are here to answer any questions you might have. Our customer service staff is available Monday through Friday from 8a.m.-5p.m. CDT. We can be reached at 1-800-978-7464 or by email. Stay safe!


Discover more about non-alcoholic fermentation beverages including water kefir, sodas, kombucha, lemonades, and vinegar related drink recipes.

Easy Ferments to Make Right Now Part 1 Beet Kvass

By Laura Poe, RD

Stuck at home? Add some effervescence in your life by fermenting a batch of delicious Beet Kvass using this beginner friendly recipe.

Connecting Large & Microscopic Environments

by Jean Denney and Caitlin Wilson

A Q&A session with Dr. Zach Bush reveals the truth about current health concerns at the intersections of human biome, microbiota, food, and farming.

The Great Molasses Flood: A Crisis of Fermentation?

By Lydia Noyes

A sticky wave of sweetener flooded Boston’s North End, carrying with it a hidden cause behind the catastrophe.

All About Vinegar

By Bettina Malle and Helge Schmickl  Disas

Although you can make accidental vinegar by leaving a bottle of wine open too long, most vinegar-making is carefully managed for precise results.


My First Kombucha

By Jean Denney

Making this fermented tea is an easy first step to begin your fermentation journey. It’s made even easier with a kit from an expert.

Ginger Beer Recipe

by Meg Thompson

Learn how to turn your ginger bug starter into a fizzy ginger beer, perfect for making cocktails or drinking by itself.

Ginger Bug Recipe

By Ann Accetta-Scott

Begin your journey into homemade soda making with a ginger bug starter.

Brew a Ginger Bug for a Bevy of Beverages

By Ann Accetta-Scott

Skip the store-bought soda pop and make naturally bubbly probiotic drinks at home with the help of a ginger bug starter.

Become a Charter Member Today!


Discover how easy crafting your own money-saving fermented masterpieces can be. 

Become a member today and save as much as 25% off the newsstand price! Get a one-year membership for only $29.95!

As a member of the Fermentation community, you’ll also receive a passport to an array of added benefits specifically catered to food enthusiasts. It all starts with your quarterly magazine package – four handsome premium issues a year that you can confidently reference in the kitchen and proudly display on the coffee table.

Facebook Pinterest Instagram YouTube Twitter

Free Product Informationfermentation

click me