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Welcome to Hosta Hill


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Welcome to Hosta Hill



We are a Berkshire based business committed to growing and producing quality and delicious cultured foods. Responsibly packed, we take pride in our bold, vibrant healing foods. Real food, produced locally and sustainably is what we're all about!

The unique and bold flavors in our cultured vegetables develop slowly through wild fermentation, a natural preservation process that ensures delicious and nutritious results in every batch.

From the start we’ve used local and organic ingredients. We grow vegetables in alliance with passionate farmers between the Hudson and Pioneer Valley, building community and resilient food systems.

It’s these ingredients that have helped us earn two consecutive Good Food Awards, recognizing “the most conscientious and talented craft food producers in the United States.”

We’re proud to be part of the vibrant local food scene in the Berkshires, where our probiotic-rich foods are available on the menus at prominent cafés, restaurants and wellness centers as well as at farm stands and independent grocery stores from New York City to the Berkshires to Boston.

Hosta Hill co-founders Abe Hunrichs and Maddie Elling

Hosta Hill co-founders Abe Hunrichs and Maddie Elling

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Field To Ferment


Field To Ferment


At Hosta Hill, we’re not just fermenters, we’re farmers, too!  From the very beginning we had a strong urge to get our hands in the dirt, growing ingredients that would be processed into delicious cultured vegetables. Growing crops also allows us to work with specific varieties of vegetables that do best in the fermentation process.

We currently farm 5 acres of mixed crops, specifically for our cultured products just a few miles from our kitchen facility. Various varieties of cabbage, carrots, radishes, garlic, hot peppers, and a handful of other crops are what fill our fields each year. We farm organically, with a focus on low impact farming, conscious of our surrounding ecosystem and valuable resources. Abe, who is savvy and loves projects, converted an Allis Chalmers G Tractor over to electric, this is the tractor we use for the majority of our cultivating. 

Over the past year we've earned two farming grants, the Harold Grinspoon Award and a Beginning Farmer Grant from the Massachusetts Department of Agricultural Resources, to help us expand our operations and infrastructure on the farm.

Our love of local agriculture doesn’t stop in our own fields. As members of Berkshire Grown and Community Involved in Sustaining Agriculture (CISA), we’re also longtime supporters of other organic farmers in the region and we’re privileged to have worked closely with Atlas Farm, Kitchen Garden Farm, Red Fire Farm, and Winter Moon Roots among others to source the majority of our ingredients for our products. We are committed to sourcing from local and sustainable farms and we take joy in building close relationships with these food system partners. 

You can follow our updates on all things farming each month on our newsletter! Scroll down to get your email on the list.

This Year's Crop of our Organic Soybeans
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Our Garlic Drying in the Barn
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Our Products


Our Products


Cultured Vegetables
The unique and bold flavors in our cultured vegetables develop slowly through wild fermentation, a natural preservation  process that ensures delicious results in every batch. Deep, bold flavors in 4 different varieties: Sauerkraut, Crimson Kraut, Gochu Curry Kraut and Kimchi.

Krautonics
All the antioxidants, nutrients and probiotic power of our krauts and kimchi in liquid form. Perfect for salad dressings, marinades, cocktails or that post-workout energy shot.

Lacto-Fermented Hot Sauce
This bright, spicy sauce will add delicious heat and flavor to any meal. Made with ripened Jalapeños, Garlic and Sea Salt. Three ingredients, that's it! 100% Hosta Hill grown. 

A chance for us to experiment with limited edition runs outside our two main product lines. Seasonal varieties include; Lacto-Fermented Hot Sauce, 

Seasonal Specials
A chance for us to experiment with limited edition runs outside our three main product lines. Seasonal varieties currently include, Garlic Scape Kraut, Ramp Kraut, Daikon Kimchi and cultured Mustard.

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