Kirsten K. Shockey

Kirsten is a mother and homesteader living in Southern Oregon who finds herself fledged children, retired livestock in the fields, and way too much fruit in the orchard.  She is a writer and educator passionate about helping people take responsibility for their food. She is the co-author of bestselling Fermented Vegetables, Fiery Ferments forthcoming Miso, Tempeh, Natto and Other Tasty Ferments books that came from her desires to both teach people how to ferment and push this culinary art to new flavors. She leads experiential workshops worldwide on fermentation helping people to make, enjoy and connect with their food. Find her on Instagram or online at