Local Love – Engelsman’s Finest

Carrying Local foods and products is something that is very important to us at Daily Groceries. As a small store it is the best way we can keep our footprint small while supporting our community. Each Monday the blog we will be highlighting a different local vendor. Stop in and show these locals some love!

engelsman'sFirst up: Engelsman’s Finest Ferments! Dedicated to providing Athens residents with the finest handmade sauerkrauts, kimchee, and other lacto-fermented vegetables.

Daily now carries Englesman’s Sauerkrauts – “Thick and Crunchy” – made from organic cabbage and Bulls Bay Saltworks sea salt from just outside of Charleston, SC.

Made with love by Athens’s own Jacob Engelsman. This is Raw Sauerkraut (keep it refrigerated!)  which has distinct beneficial qualities, unlike most canned varieties found in typical grocery stores.

bottleMaking it a perfect source of nutrients for the coming winter: raw sauerkraut is an excellent source of vitamins C, B and K – in fact the fermentation process increases the bioabailability of nutrients so that raw sauerkraut is even more nutritious than it’s original cabbage! Additionally raw sauerkraut is high in calcium and magnesium as well as  an excellent source of dietary fiber, folate, iron, potassium, copper and manganese.

Raw sauerkraut is a bit of a magic condiment: it is also very good for the gut because it contains live lactobacilli and beneficial microbes and is rich in enzymes. These probiotics improve digestion and promote the growth of healthy bowel flora, strengthening the digestive tract.

Not just good for you, but seriously delicious. Three Cheers for Engelsman’s! Pick some up today and stay tuned for “Thin & Crispy” red cabbage sauerkraut which Jacob believes will be better for sandwiches, a vegan kimchee made with jalapeno and toasted sesame oil. Additionally, Jacob says he’s been working on a recipe for a special-edition sauerkraut made with heirloom Charleston Wakefield cabbage grown by Spring Valley Eco Farms and a Creature Comforts beer, Athena berliner weisse in the brine!

Thanks Jacob!

As always we want to hear from you! If there is a local item that you’d like us to carry please let us know!

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