Evies Brinery + Alaska Seeds of Change
CRAFTED BY LOCAL YOUTH WITH LOCAL PRODUCE
Naturally Fermented – Probiotic – Raw
Naturally fermented salads, sauerkrauts and kimchi made by staff at Alaska Seeds of Change with fresh Alaska-grown vegetables from local farms.
Nourishing, easy to serve & always full of probiotic goodness!
Evies Brinery products pair hydroponically grown fresh herbs grown at Alaska Seeds of Change with tasty local Alaska Grown produce to make delicious, naturally fermented sauerkrauts, kimchis, and salsas. We hope to expand the way Alaskans think about, enjoy and preserve our locally-grown vegetables throughout the year. We are inspired by the transformative, natural, fermentation process. Local vegetables celebrate our Alaska’s vibrant cultures and promote the good health of Alaska’s people, farms and communities
Alaska Seeds of Change complements its mission through Evies Brinery, strengthening our youths’ connection to their food system and building valuable skills in the process. We believe that when youth have a better understanding of where their food comes from and how it’s made, they have a stronger understanding of themselves and how they make our community more vibrant.
Evie’s Brinery was founded in 2016 by Evie Witten. In Spring of 2019, Alaska Seeds of Change purchased Evie’s Brinery to continue Evie’s legacy and expand the ways that Alaska Seeds of Change supports Alaska’s youth.
Evies and Alaska Seeds of Change are a perfect fit. With a little care and time, Evies fermentation processes transform Alaska’s fresh vegetables into products that are adaptable and versatile, to be enjoyed throughout the year independently or in our community with other ingredients (see recipes – link). At Alaska Seeds of Change, we invest care and time in our youth staff. They too have the opportunity to grow in adaptability and versatility, and become successful as independent adults who contribute to the communities in which they live.
Learn more about the Mission of Alaska Seeds of Change.
About Evies Founder
Here’s a bit about Evie, the founder of Evie’s Brinery:
I’m an urban farmer, wild forager, and enthusiastic cook. I am also an ecologist, and have long been fascinated by what makes systems (and individuals) resilient. I’ve spent most of my adult life living in the North and working on collaborative approaches to resource conflicts, and on developing large-scale, community based conservation agreements. I believe we should address landscapes as a social, economic and environmental whole.
I started the Brinery to in part to work closer to home and in a more tangible way; to change and expand the way we think about, enjoy and preserve what we harvest in Alaska. The more we maintain and regenerate healthy soils and consume healthful, local food, the more resilient we make our bodies, communities, economy and environment. I’m deeply inspired by how naturally fermented local vegetables can promote Alaska’s good health and celebrate our culture – on the microscopic, farm and community level – one jar at a time.
I’ve enjoyed the annual ritual of naturally fermenting my own Alaska-grown vegetables for more than 20 years. The spicy kimchi came first, based on a recipe learned from an old friend. That kimchi provided both a great way to preserve an abundance of garden cabbage and carrots, as well as a winter’s worth of delicious, nutrient-dense and convenient meals. I was hooked.
The more I learned, the more I saw a beautiful convergence. One of the oldest and safest food preservation methods is also incredibly good for us. Hook, line and sinker.
Thank you, Evie, for your hard work and dedication to building Alaska’s food system, and believing in our community’s youth to continue your work.
At Evie’s Brinery we partner with local farms to make natural sauerkrauts, kimchis, and ferments using fresh, Alaska-grown produce. We handcraft all our products in small batches, making them nourishing, easy to serve and always full of probiotic goodness!
We aim to produce the highest quality fermented vegetables available. Above all our foods are delicious; they are also GMO-free, contain organic and/or non-chemical grown ingredients, raw, vinegar-free, and rich in probiotics.
Fiery, lively, flavorful and fearless – the Alaska version of the classic Korean staple combines green cabbage, carrots, green onion, red bell pepper, ginger, garlic, hot pepper, sesame seeds and sea salt.
*An excellent topper for grilled salmon, salmon cakes, fried eggs and stir-fried vegetables.
Ruby Red Ginger ‘Kraut
Bright and sassy – this beauty includes red cabbage, ginger, lemon juice and sea salt.
*Try it in your favorite sandwich, on French onion soup, or toss with spinach & feta for a gourmet salad.
Ginger Citrus Carrots
Bright orange happiness in a jar! Just sweet Alaska carrots, ginger, lemon juice & sea salt.
*Toss with arugula, orange slices or avocado & slivered almonds for a simple gourmet salad. Or serve on its own for an easy side salad.
Kale, Carrot & Cumin ‘Kraut
Our South of the Border favorite, terrific on it’s own or used in place of salsa – blends the warm & spicy flavors of carrot, kale, cabbage, cumin, chili pepper and smoked sea salt.
*Simply terrific just with chips! Or try it on fish tacos, huevos rancheros or black bean soup.
Lemon Dill ‘Kraut
Fresh tasting and dilly, this variation of traditional sauerkraut is like summer in a jar.
*Enjoy it tucked in a grilled cheese sandwich, on a cheese plate, or as an easy side dish.
Plus – look for special seasonal brines – including:
Carrot Thai Chili Lime – Sweet, sour, moderately spicy, and punctuated by Thai basil and lovely kefir lime: o Toss with toasted sesame seeds or cashews and your favorite greens; add chicken, tofu or shrimp Satay for a hearty main dish salad. Or try it on top of a creamy coconut soup! Delicious.
Curry Lime Cauliflower- Wonderfully crunchy, warm and spicy: o Serve with basmati rice & lentils, or toss with spinach, toasted cashews and grilled shrimp for an instant, hearty salad.
Thai Basil Bok Choy Kimchi– Infused with the flavors of Southeast Asia: o Add zing to a stir-fry or a Thai curry, or toss with rice noodles and a dash of sesame oil.
Kohlrabi Mint Fennel– Crunchy with a slight, natural sweetness: o Tuck in a classic Rubin sandwich, toss with sautéed kale & fresh pomegranate for a hearty winter salad, or serve with lamb or roast beef. Delicious!
Cardamom Beet– Earthy, slightly sweet, and with the warmth of fresh tarragon: o Pairs well with grilled meats or chicken, or toss with kale, cubes of cooked winter squash, wild rice, and slivered almonds for a hearty main dish salad.
Spring Radish Kimchi – Colorful, mildly spicy and nicely crunchy. Try it on halibut tacos, or toss it with soba noodles and a dash of sesame oil for an instant salad. Delicious!
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Our Farm Friends
At Evie’s Brinery we partner with local farms to make natural sauerkrauts, kimchis, and ferments using fresh, Alaska-grown produce. Here are some of the farms that work with.
APU Spring Creek Farm
Fresh International Gardens
Each jar of brines is packed with tasty ingredients and possibilities. All that flavor and goodness can be the foundation of a hearty salad or be a stand-out compliment to another main dish. How do you enjoy your fermented veggies? Share them with us on Instagram or Facebook .
Recipes Coming Soon!