I am pleased to announce that there is a new Angelica’s Garden product available exclusively at the Wedge. After much tinkering and ruminating I came up with my own version of the Eastern European/Russian beverage Kvass. Some versions of kvass are made with cereal grains and even bread, however, beet kvass is also a common version. My kvass is made with beets, apple and ginger. I absolutely love drinking this stuff. It’s also my anecdote to the kombucha craze, which in my opinion is overblown. Kombucha does have health benefits, but folks, it’s made with sugar and tea. Instead, I believe fermenting actual food to create nutrition is the way to go. The raw beets are fermented in a brine and raw apple and raw ginger juice are added to it when it is bottled and allowed to ferment for an additional period of time. This bubbly drink is only slightly sweet and is meant mostly as a tonic to improve digestion and add probiotics to gut flora. All ingredients are certified organic, however it takes my certifier up to 10 months to approve a new product for certification, so certification is pending. If you shop at the Wedge give it a try. If the kvass goes over well, you may see it in your local co-op down the road.