It’s about to get really funky in Easton.
Funk Fest, a new event devoted to all the funky, cultured and fermented foods and drinks we love, will be held Saturday at the Easton Farmers Market and Easton Public Market.
Here’s some of what’s planned:
• The Easton Farmers Market will showcase fermented, cultured and downright funky foods from all its vendors during the market’s regular hours, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
You’ll find on-draught kombucha from Pheasant Hill Farm, a wide selection of gourmet mushrooms from Primordia Farm (Lenhartsville, Berks County) and unique cheeses from Valley Milkhouse (Oley, Berks County).
You can also enjoy beer sampling and sales by Two Rivers Brewing Company, and guest vendors including Kriemhild Dairy Farm (New York) and Locktown Farm (Hunterdon County, N.J.).
And you can listen to music from Philadelphia’s Dirk Quinn Duo, which plays jazz as well as funk.
Of course one of the coolest and funkiest drinks is the trendy kombucha. And at the Easton Public Market you will have a chance to learn more about it as well as how to make some at home.
Kombucha is a fermented, lightly effervescent sweetened black or green tea drink. It is made by adding the bacteria and yeast to sugar and black or green tea and allowing the brew to ferment.
While it’s sometimes called “mushroom tea,” kombucha is not made from mushrooms. The name comes instead from how the bacteria and yeast can collect at the top of the drink and resemble a mushroom. It has a unique flavor — a…
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