Bottled Culture is our brand – we bottle our harvest with live cultures!
We make a range of fermented food and drinks including sauerkraut, kimchi, fermented vegetables, cultured dips & condiments, Indian pickles, kombucha, water kefir, Jun and more. Check our Product Menu page for more details on products.
Each bottle is hand made in small batches, featuring fresh organic produce, mixed with delicious spices and seasoning, and traditionally lacto-fermented to increase flavour, nutrition and shelf life!
What is lacto-fermentation?
Lacto-fermentation is a traditional form of preservation using lactic acid bacteria (LAB) to preserve and enhance food. The fermentation process creates beneficial enzymes, b-vitamins, omega-3 fatty acids, and various strains of probiotics.
This means fermented foods have MANY health benefits including :
- aiding digestion
- supporting immune function and gut health
- removing toxins
- increasing digestibility and vitamin content of food
- adding good bugs (probiotics) to your gut
We would like to be growing 100% of the produce for our products but it’s hard to find the time to do everything! As we’ve expanded our production we have to source more produce off farm. Whilst we hope to increase our own production in the future, we are happy to be supporting other organic farmers. As much as possible we supplement with produce from other trusted local farmers who we know are also growing organically. When we can’t source locally we buy certified organic produce directly from growers in different regions, or source from the Sydney organic markets. Our aim is to eventually have everything grown on farm or within 50km of our farm! Some of our producers include:
- Shmu’s parents (Strathcedar)
- Creek Cottage Farm (Bobin)
- Meadow Ridge Organics (Wherrol Flat)
- Crooked Cottage Farm (Tinone)
- Doris’s veg (Hallidays Point)
- Strong Organics (Nowra)
- Benaroon Farm (Johns River)
- Comboyne Culture (Taree)
- Melilanda Olive Oil
We source the highest quality certified organic dried ingredients from reputable Australian suppliers.