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HEX Ferments are Baltimore-based food alchemists dedicated to sourcing from local, organic farmers. Owners Meaghan and Shane Carpenter believe in creating partnerships with these providers of sustenance to create unique ferments that support individual health as well as the health of our local foodshed. HEX uses the traditional method of fermentation (no heat or white vinegar) to preserve and transform local, organic produce into nourishing and culinary forward ferments – presently: unique sauerkrauts, kimchi, seasonal ferments, and kombucha tea.
They are committed to avoiding plastic packaging and power their operations with 100% wind energy. Fun fact: “The name comes from Hexology folklore that uses signs and symbols to protect relationships, secure harvests, and ward off the unwelcome. Similarly, fermented foods protect, support and shield our immune system, digestion, and overall well-being. The process is one of microbial magic, interpretation, and intuition.