Second Annual fund-raising event expands with more children's activities and entertainment, a thrilling line-up of musical acts, three expert speakers and a full roster of “how to” fermentation demonstrations.

Online PR News – 06-May-2010 – – FREESTONE, CA, May 6th, 2010 – Things are bubbling-up in Freestone, where Osmosis Day Spa, Wild Flour Bread and Freestone Vineyards are hosting the effervescent family friendly Freestone Fermentation Festival to be held on Saturday, May 15 from noon-5pm at Salmon Creek Falls Environmental Center. Fermentation is the common element that links them, leavens their famous bread, heats the cedar enzyme baths and creates the wine.

Nationally known physician and chef, Dr. John La Puma, a pioneer in the growing 'food-as-medicine' movement, heads up a solid triumvirate of fermentation fanatics. Paul Dolan, fourth generation North Bay winemaker, will share his epiphany that moved him to convert all of his vineyards to be certified organic, creating a superior product while sparing the soil and air.

Trathan Heckman, Executive Director of and is a passionate home gardener and food preserver who will bring his insight into the importance of creating healthy relationships in our communities by keeping it local, sustainable and socially responsible.

The festival presents the perfect situation to mingle with Master Fermenters of every kind gathered to share their wares and wisdom. Festival goers can graze on a wide variety of fermented foods to their hearts content, including breads, cheeses, miso, pickles, sauerkraut, natto and kombucha. Scores of hands-on demonstrations and educational presentations for children and adults promise to make this a unique spring community festival.

An expanded line-up of children’s entertainment and activities includes face painters, Native American story telling, hula hooping, a ventriloquist, and much more.

Top local talent will provide a steadily flow of outstanding music from Noon to 5pm including The Mighty Chiplings, The Dream Farmers and The Hubbub Club to mention a few. This unique celebration allows the quirky and expressive spirit of Freestone to shine, with a grin factor that is off the charts.

All proceeds benefit West County Health Centers, supplying health services to those in need, and Ceres Community Project that provides healthy meals to families dealing with life threatening illness.

Advance ticket price to the festival is $15 for adults, $5 for anyone 14 and under, below 3 is free. Convenient online purchase at or locally available at COPPERFIELD’S in Sebastopol and Santa Rosa, OSMOSIS in Freestone and HAND GOODS in Occidental.
Day of event gate prices are: $20 adults, $7 children if there are any left!

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