We are an independent business based in Western Massachusetts and committed to producing high quality, probiotic-rich Sauerkraut, Kimchi, and Hot Sauce. Packaged by hand and sold raw and unpasteurized, we take pride in our bold, vibrant healing foods.
As a part of our commitment to sustainable and equitable food systems, we source local and organic produce from passionate, independent farmers in New York and Massachusetts. Learn more about the organic farmers we work with here.
The unique and creative flavors in our cultured vegetables develop slowly through wild fermentation, a natural preservation process that enhances the nutrient availability and probiotic content of the vegetables we work with. Our fermented vegetables are made the traditional way: no vinegar, just vegetables, sea salt, and time!
The quality of our ingredients and compelling flavors of our recipes have helped us earn two consecutive Good Food Awards, recognizing “the most conscientious and talented craft food producers in the United States.”
We are proud members of the local food community in the Berkshire hills of Western Massachusetts, where we produce our Sauerkraut, Kimchi, and Hot Sauce for distribution at retail outlets, restaurants, and institutions from Boston to New York City.
At Hosta Hill, we’re not just fermenters, we’re farmers, too! We began our business with our hands in the soil, growing the cabbage, peppers, and other ingredients for our ferments right down the road from our commercial kitchen in West Stockbridge, Massachusetts. The idea of Field to Ferment was born out of our relationship to agriculture and the desire to produce the highest quality ferments from vegetables we grew ourselves.
Over the course of several seasons, we grew thousands of pounds of vegetables using organic farming methods that emphasized crop diversity and soil health. Our co-founder Abe even converted an Allis Chalmers G Tractor to run on electricity, which we proudly used for much of our cultivation.
In 2018, with a baby on the way and a new commercial kitchen in place, we decided to focus fully on fermenting vegetables while preserving the integrity of our ingredients sourcing through strong farmer partnerships in the region.
Today, Field to Ferment remains alive for us through the direct support of farmers in Massachusetts and New England. Our experience as farmers gives us unique insight into the specific challenges faced by independent organic vegetable growers in the Northeast United States. While we might not be growing our own produce right now, we remain committed to supporting those who do it on our behalf.
Learn more about the farmers we work here.
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!
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 available as sauerkrauts and kimchis.
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.
We have various varieties available throughout the year. Here we get to experiment with limited edition runs outside our three main product lines. We are currently offering Garlic Scape Kraut as a seasonal variety.