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Shannon Kamins

MEET THE FARMERS AT LOCO FIELDS

We have partnered with Ryan & Mindy from  Loco Fields  for years now, and we continuously celebrate their unique offerings (like local organic ginger and turmeric root!!!) and even use it in our crafted kombucha and jun! Mindy and Ryan are dedicated growers, and I love seeing their faces either at the market, or bumping into them at events. On top of sourcing their locally grown organic ginger and turmeric root, we work with Loco Fields to source other locally available fruits like peaches and concord grapes, aronia berries, saskatoon berries and more. I will always remember one of the first times I...

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Shannon Kamins

BREWING YOUR OWN KOMBUCHA - THE ART

On January 28, 2018, Shannon Kamins, Founder and Master Fermenter of Booch, presented at the Guelph Organic Conference. Here’s an informative synopsis of her talk on a variety of kombucha-related topics, including on her inspiration figure, Dr. Masaru Emoto. A water researcher in Japan, Dr. Masaru Emoto’s work is often cited at Booch; all employees are familiar with his research, as it is the basis of everything the company does. Dr. Emoto photographed ice crystals under a microscope and has done extensive research on how specific sounds like music and words react with living molecules such as water. What he found confirmed Albert Einstein’s theory that everything is...

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FOREST CITY COOKBOOK - BLUEBERRY THYME KOMBUCHA

This cookbook shares the stories of 35 farmers who are making the difference in our local food system. The hands that feed your family and support your community, take care of the soil and preserve the health of our bountiful land for the generations to come. The book also includes the stories of 5 artisans, 1 chocolate-maker, 2 coffee roasters and 1 brewmaster that bring together their heart and soul to transform raw materials into masterpieces. Shannon Kamins , owner and master fermenter of Booch, shares a great blend for a yummy drink at home! To get a copy for...

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Shannon Kamins

AN INSIDE PEAK: SOURCING LEMONGRASS

I had the opportunity to visit Sri Lanka: the land of Ceylon and tea and they took me on a tour of a certified biodynamic and organic farm outside of Dambulla  growing our lemongrass!  Biodynamic farming: is a harmonized farming process that ensures the soil is fertile with living microorganisms. It recognizes the ‘spirit in nature’ and is a thoughtful farming method ensuring that every input is maintained in harmony and balance with the natural world. The compost/fertilizer that is added to the land requires weeks of preparation and fermentation before it is ready to be used. The crops are managed in a...

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