Kirsten K. Shockey

Kirsten is a mother and homesteader living in Southern Oregon who finds herself with increasingly fewer children at home, significantly less livestock in the fields, and way too much fruit in the orchard.  Now she is also a writer and educator who is passionate about helping people take responsibility for their food. She is the co-author of Fermented Vegetables and Fiery Ferments! books that came from her desires to both teach people how to ferment and push this culinary art to new flavors. She travels across the country helping people to make, enjoy and connect with their food. Her website is