HIDDEN POND FARM
We love our local vendors! Our Local Vendor of the Month is HIDDEN POND FARM. Andy and Beverly McDowell founded Hidden Pond Farm in 2008 when the opportunity arose to purchase the small farm that was Andy’s boyhood home in Wayne County, Indiana. Inside their nearly 200-year-old barn they have built a modern, state-certified production facility, dedicated to producing fermented foods. Their mission is to make and sell the most health-giving foods available. They are artisan producers of small batch, traditional fermented foods and health tonics including raw sauerkraut, kombucha, beet kvass, elderberry syrup, hawthorn berry syrup, and their best-selling product –SuperTonic, a champion cold & flu fighter. Hidden Pond Farm calls raw fermented foods “The Forgotten Superfoods.” These nutrient-dense, health-giving traditional foods have been largely missing from our typical diet for about a century. But raw ferments are making a resurgence, their health-giving benefits remembered as more and more people take responsibility for their own diet and health and realize the amazing health benefits of fermented foods. This month, we are featuring four of the Hidden Pond products that we carry: SuperTonic, Ramp Kraut, Juneberry Syrup w/Black Currants & Elderberry Syrup, and all are on SALE! For more information, go to www.hiddenpondllc.com
SuperTonic is an ancient, high-potency “recipe” for inflammation, fever, flu, colds, infections, and many other conditions and ailments. It has been around for centuries and we are proud that this champion immune boost product has become our top-selling product. We take five “top dog” healing foods: horseradish, garlic, onion, ginger, and habanero pepper, and shred them into a drum. We cover this in organic apple cider vinegar and let it ferment for a month or more. Then we squeeze, juice, and bottle it. No filtering, so it contains some good pulp residue.Try it, now more than ever! “It’s wicked hot but it works!”
Ramp Kraut is a super special, seasonal product that we only make one time a year. Ramps are a sure sign of spring, appearing across wood and forest floors. They are also known as wild leeks and have been said to taste like a tasty cross between garlic, scallion, and onion! High in Vitamin A & C and containing antioxidants, ramps are a beneficial addition to the diet and a delicious condiment with any meal.
Juneberry Syrup w/Black Currants contains high levels of antioxidants which make Juneberry Syrup especially effective for protecting the brain from oxidative stress and inflammation, and the Black Currants add a strong dose of Vitamin C. Try this super tasty syrup to reduce arthritis pain & inflammation and to boost brain function.
Elderberry Syrup is one of nature’s most healing foods. Elderberries have been used for centuries around the world to lower cholesterol, improve heart health, improve vision, and fight colds, flu, tonsillitis, and viral and bacterial infections.