iggy’s Alive & Cultured - offering a rainbow selection of 100% raw fermented food & drinks rich in probiotic cultures & bioavailable nutrients. Proudly rooted on Bainbridge Island upon the Salish Sea, we handcraft our ferments with ingredients the we source not only local & organic, but direct from farmers, wild crafters, & beekeepers we know & trust. Every one of our ingredients has a story. We never use pasteurization, vinegar or sugarcane. Our cultured delights include botanical honeybrew kombucha, sauerkraut, kim chee, beet kvass, hot sauce & seasonal delicacies. We offer a playful diversity of cultured foods inspired by a diversity of traditional cultures!
We delight in the double meaning of the word culture, and see the revival of traditional cultured foods as playing a primary role in reclaiming our cultural identity, remedying the modern day homogenization, sterility, and industrialization. It is our mission to serve local living culture. As Sandor Katz reminds us, "microorganisms are never found in isolation; they exist in communities.” -- “mixed cultures are the rule of nature.” It is with this in mind that we say:
"Alone we rot. Together we Ferment!"