The Whys and Wherefores

What? Sauerkrautathon 2018 is a collaborative Guinness World Record attempt to make the largest recorded dish of bacterially fermented sauerkraut.
Where? 10am-4pm Sunday 14 October 2018 Wells Food Festival. Entry is free.
Why? Because sauerkraut is cheap and easy to make, it tastes delicious and it supports gut health – which is crucial to our all-round health.
Who? Partners in Brine – Katie Venner ( and Jo Webster (

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Dearbhla Reynolds

The ‘Kraut Report – 8 May

  • Katie and I have been working pretty hard on Sauerkrautathon 2018 over the last few weeks. Katie has been beavering away on the sponsorship front. I have been making the mother of all To-Do Lists! We now have a somewhat terrifying document which lists everything we can think of that needs to be done in order to make Sauerkrautathon happen and to ensure we satisfy all of Guiness’s extensive World Record requirements in the process.
  • That done, we can now crack on with working our way through this ENORMOUS list!
  • On Thursday, Katie and I are meeting with Riverford to come up with a co-ordinated plan of campaign – and to have lunch together!
  • We are starting to talk to Fermenters from abroad who are interested in participating in Sauerkrautathon 2018 with a view to using our template to hold their own World Record Attempt to try to beat ours. The idea is that Sauerkrautathons will be held all around the World, bringing this simple, delicious vegetable dish (that is both probiotic and prebiotic) to as many people as possible in a fun and inclusive way.

We are also gearing up to contact possible sponsors, fermenters and educational speakers – people we would love to get involved in our project. It is rather good timing for us, that Hugh Fearnley Whittingstall and Jamie Oliver have put their support behind VegPowerUK – a fantastic campaign initiated by The Food Foundation –

Sauerkrautathon 2018 Needs YOU

Could you:

Volunteer on the day?
Volunteer as an Independent Assessor?
Volunteer as our Weights & Measures Specialist?
Sponsor Kitchen Equipment?
Sponsor Kilner Jars?
Sponsor the Aprons?
Sponsor the Educational Programme?
Sponsor/Donate 100 litre Vats?
Be our Video evidence specialist?

Sauerkrautathon 2018 Sponsors and Supporters

Riverford Organic Farmers – Main Sponsor


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