On behalf of the Wormfarm Institute, I wish to thank all those who helped make Fermentation Fest a great success again this year bringing thousands of people to the Reedsburg area including a film crew from the Smithsonian.
We are grateful to our funders: The National Endowment for the Arts, The Wisconsin Arts Board, Wisconsin Farmers Union, UW Extension Arts and Culture Committee, the Reedsburg Room Tax Commission, Reedsburg Area United Fund, the Hegner Family Foundation and the Educational Foundation of America. A special thanks to The John Michael Kohler Art Center for use of the Culinary Art Car and to the City of Reedsburg Parks Department.
Thanks to our sponsors: Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board, Cricket Design Works, Lands’ End, Wisconsin Public Radio, Wisconsin Farmers Union, Vintage Brewing and Water House Foods. Thanks to the Reedsburg Area Chamber of Commerce for acting as Fermentation Fest Headquarters again this year and to the Reedsburg Revitalization Organization and Reedsburg ArtsLink for their support.
We are grateful to the Reedsburg Independent, Reedsburg Times Press, Baraboo News Republic, and WRDB for spreading the word and to all of our advertisers and fabulous Food Chain vendors.
Special tribute goes to all those who allowed the use of their space for classrooms and events including, Dietz Kitchen Gallery, Warehouse Row, Avalon ballroom, LK Designs, Vault Wine Bar and the City of Reedsburg. And to the instructors who came from as far as Oaxaca Mexico.
Big thanks to Pete Petersen and Corner Pub for huge help with the beer tent, Shawndell Marks and SoulSong Productions for the use of equipment, Beth Persche for the beautiful mosaic archways. Thanks to Ray Cummings from Citetek for providing technical support and to the Dietz family for countless acts of skill and kindness. Our sincere thanks to a very long list of volunteers organized by Marti Prorok – they are too numerous to mention.
Finally, thank you to the Wormfarm Board of Directors, the amazing staff for their tireless work and to all who contributed to this live culture convergence over the ten months it takes each year to bring it to life. We hope to see you all next year with the return of the Farm/Art DTour.
Executive Director, Wormfarm Institute