November 2, 2016

Fermentation Fest has rapidly grown in the six years we have been running, and we believe in the importance of taking a step back before taking steps forward. To that end, the decision has been made to continue much of Fermentation Fest annually but to shift the Farm/Art DTour to every other year or to […]

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Reedsburg Welcomes The Smithsonian

October 11, 2017

A video crew from the Smithsonian will be in town this Saturday and Sunday filming in preparation for a new exhibit being created called Crossroads: Change in Rural America. In 2010 Wormfarm hosted a traveling exhibit through the Smithsonian’s Museum on Main Street Program that was key in launching Fermentation Fest, not knowing at the time how big and multifaceted […]


October 5, 2017

Wormfarm Resident Artist Show Friday Oct 13, 5 – 6 pm Featuring work from current and recent artists in residence: Zoe Craig, George Jones, Sarah Kaiser, Hannah Smith, Janell Tryon, Cleo van der Veen Poetry and Pints Friday Oct 13, 6:30 -7:30 pm Former Wisconsin Poet Laureate Max Garland will read from his new poetry […]

A Collaboration with John Michael Kohler Art Center

October 1, 2017

Wormfarm Institute is honored to welcome the Culinary Art Car to Reedsburg during Fermentation Fest – its first voyage beyond Sheboygan! The Culinary Art Car will host a rotation of great chefs over the two weekends of Fermentation Fest at the City Park Food Chain. “Fermentation Fest captures all motivations for the existence for the […]

This live culture convergence goes beyond the kitchen 

September 19, 2017

Although there will be not Farm/Art DTour this year, there will still be plenty of art, music and poetry in Reedsburg’s City Park. Food Chain – a Marketplace of Fermented Food, Art, Beer and Ideas will be the place to eat, drink and connect with other fermenters. The Fermé Lab, will offer quick demo’s on […]

Mezcal – Ancient Spirits, New Believers

September 1, 2017

Our friend Lou Bank , a favorite fermenter and co-presenter for our two mezcal events, introduces his love affair with agave spirits…..   I thought I understood how to make liquor. I had, after all, launched the craft distillery for Rogue Ales back in 2003. But Eduardo Angeles opened my eyes to a whole different […]

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