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Fermentation Weekends – Learn Raw Food & Fermentation

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This is for you if you are curious about fermented foods and working with food cultures to help support long term health and master playtime in the kitchen! If you are ready to unplug in to nature and spend a long weekend feasting on organic produce made by you & me then you need to book this… 

Daily raw food and fermentation classes will be the main feature of this weekend, and each evening we will feast on the foods of our labour.

There will be a chance to learn and explore organic food production, go free range on location, get hands-on if you wish, and nourish your body at this restful retreat with like-minded health-seekers who enjoy exploring life that is a little more ‘off-the-grid’.

We will get the chance to know each other around the dinner table each day.

Your hosts

I am Stephanie Jeffs, a raw food chef & teacher – read more about me here and explore this website to find out more about what I do with raw food and a raw living-foods lifestyle.

Cuisine

We will feast daily on organic produce, mostly produced and prepared on location. The food will be organic, mostly vegan and mostly raw although not exclusively. The focus of our dining will be fermented organic plant-based produce. The retreat is also alcohol and coffee free. Want to master making sourdough? Buckwheat breads? Want to make kombucha? Want to play with cultures and make your own vegan (and some dairy) milks and cheeses? Want to make your own fermented pickles, yogurts, cheese and more? You can!

Accommodation

Location to be announced with dates: UK & Portugal.

Teaching schedule

Each day will be different – we will work with the flow of the group and the availability of our produce. However this is an idea of what our teaching schedule will cover

  • Sourdough
  • Fermented buckwheat bread
  • Fermented carrots & vegetables
  • Dosa bread
  • Sprouted nuts & seeds
  • Nut & seed mylks
  • Kombucha
  • Kefir
  • Kimchi
  • Fermented Nut & Seed Cheese
  • Fermented Nut & Seed Cheesecakes
  • Raw Chocolate & Desserts
  • A range of dairy cultures including kefir, langfil and more

We will also enjoy entertainment of our own making so if you play an instrument feel free to bring it along!

Itinerary

Our 3 day retreat:

  • Thursday: Arrivals from 18:00 onwards
  • Thursday pm: Welcome dinner, bread preparation and an evening of rest
  • Friday: Teaching, rest, dining
  • Saturday: Market visit, teaching, rest, dining, entertainment
  • Sunday: Explore the area, teaching, lunch, depart 14:00

Retreat prices in pounds

Prices to be confirmed on date release.

Your price includes

3 nights accommodation
All meals
Fermentation & Raw Food Classes
Opportunity to get hands-on at the farm
Time to retreat with like-minded health seekers
Kitchen Masterclasses
Guided trip to local food market
Airport transfers
Local well water
Chance to take some live heritage cultures home
Copy of Stephanie’s plant-based book Spiralize
Explore Raw Cookery School Apron
Copy of Stephanie’s Fermentation eGuide

Does not include

Flights if overseas, or travelling to the UK

Flights 

Flights are not included.

Transfers

A transfer to and from the airport is included in your price and is at fixed times: leaving the airport at 20:00 on arrivals day and departing for the airport at 14:00. Cash alternatives are not available if you arrange your own transport.

Testimonial

“A heavenly landscape, with conscious and committed people …… I am a travel writer who specialises in retreats and this one is as magical and memorable as any I have come across.”

“I’d like to express my warmest gratitude to Stephanie and Stefano for organising and setting up such a nurturing (and nutritious!) environment in Shangri-La. The farm sits in a gorgeous valley surrounded by soft hills. It is clean, comfortable, peaceful and very aligned to nature’s rhythms. This was the perfect environment to explore whole foods in their natural state and the nutritional potential they hold through a wide range of techniques culminating in unique earthy and delicious breads, fermented vegetables, fruits, dairy, grains and scrumptious raw chocolate.  Stefano’s life long fermentation expertise and passion complemented beautifully Stephanie’s refined understanding of raw foods. Stephanie and Stefano’s integrity and experience are evident through their teaching style: it is hands on, relaxed, vivid and infused with sparks of creativity and playfulness. I would recommend the Fermentation Retreat to food lovers who wish to explore Fermentation and Raw Food in a peaceful environment.”
 
Amina Pfeufer, DipNT (BANT), B.C.S.T
 

Read more testimonials by clicking HERE.

Refund Policy

Please note that bookings are not refundable once made but can be transferred to a third party on request. NB: Sorry, I cannot transfer you to another retreat if you are unable to make the one.

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Booking

Booking online is easy. Just click HERE to reserve your space now! Payment is by PayPal or direct bank transfer only. Our preference is that you pay by bank transfer to avoid hefty fees. Other payment options may be available. Please email stephanie@exploreraw.com with any queries. Spaces are limited to a maximum of 7 guests.

Free One Day Detox

I appreciate you stopping by and taking a look at my organic retreat: as a thank you I would love to gift you my FREE One Day Raw ebook Raw24: Recipes to get you started on a one day detox. You’ll also be added to my newsletter list for special offers, last minute retreat deals, recipes and more. Just CLICK HERE to get it.

Want yoga?

Try my Raw Food & Yoga Summer Retreat in Portugal by clicking HERE.

Want fitness?

Try my Raw Juice Camp Bootcamps in Portugal by clicking HERE

Contact

Call me now on 07914399109 or email me at stephanie@exploreraw.com to ask any questions about the organic retreat with Stefano and myself.

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1) to join us for 20% off RAW JUICE CAMP 22-29TH FOR MY VERY LAST SPACE IN A TWIN SHARING ROOM use 'rawjuicecamp'. Use the code online at the checkout to pay for Raw Juice Camp and save yourself £300: https://exploreraw.com/product/raw-juice-camp-twin-ensuite-room-sharing/

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Plus get over to my group to grab discount codes for all these goodies - when they're gone they're gone!

3) get your £50 gift voucher for £1!

4) get your FREE Everyday Raw Recipes ebook click here and grab it (just over 120 downloads left) 
5) get your eBook: Raw7 - The 7 Day Detox Plan for just £1 (RRP £9.99)

6) get your ebook Indian Summer Banquet (be quick there are just 89 downloads left!) for just £1 (rep £9.99)

7) get a FREE £50 VIP Voucher that can be used as part payment for a VIP chef booking with me. OMG I know! 
8)get my ebook Raw Amour worth £9.99 for FREE!

And let's not forget hooking up with some lovely music from my bootcamps and retreats! Just hop on over and grab my playlists!

Thank YOU for being around. Hope you enjoy the goodies! xx

exploreraw.com/holidays/rawjuicecamp #freerecipes #freestuff #giveaways #retreats #plantlife #plantlove #youarestrongerthanyouknow #youarestrongerthanyouthink #happy #happiness #fun #bootcamp
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In return I can offer accommodation, all food, same goodies as the guests, lots of talks, all my kitchen cookery classes, movies, evening meditation, and an amazing team bonding experience like no other. Flights to FARO will be paid for by you. It’s hard graft but tremendously rewarding. Is this for you? Or you know someone who would benefit from joining us? Please send an introductory email NOW to stephanie@exploreraw.com titled VOLUNTEER or DM me here RIGHT NOW. Previous applicants may apply again. Tag anyone IN COMMENTS who needs to see this. More from me in comments. Mwah!! ##recruiting #retreat #retreatvolunteer #volunteer #workingoverseas #summerjob #summerisntover #beach #bootcamp #vegan #GoVegan #job #jobsearch #Portugal #plantbased
Yes!! It’s true I am RECRUITING for a volunteer who can join us for TWO WEEKS with @exploreraw for Sept 22nd - Oct 6th! This would be perfect for someone who is already juicing and exploring raw foods who wants to take their plant based catering (for home chefs or professionals!) to the next level! This is NOT suitable for anyone who is new to juicing looking to detox in exchange for some graft. The ideal person MUST be able to operate to sometimes stressful deadlines (ok knocking out lots of juices at the same time!) & understands how to make 20 identical juices using a little mixology. Lots of ‘retreat jobs’ will also be required - Manager of the Good Vibes: aka lighting candles, making sure the music is on point, keeping an eye on the humidifiers, hugging guests or team when we need some love. The ideal person isn’t above doing mountains of dishes with us, lots of food delivery prep, meal time prep and end of day kitchen close down. The volunteer will be working closely with me most of the day (I tell bad jokes all day so be ready!): the days are long but joyous & most intense time will be food prep from 09:30 - 14:30 & 17:00 - 20:00. In return I can offer accommodation, all food, same goodies as the guests, lots of talks, all my kitchen cookery classes, movies, evening meditation, and an amazing team bonding experience like no other. Flights to FARO will be paid for by you. It’s hard graft but tremendously rewarding. Is this for you? Or you know someone who would benefit from joining us? Please send an introductory email NOW to stephanie@exploreraw.com titled VOLUNTEER or DM me here RIGHT NOW. Previous applicants may apply again. Tag anyone IN COMMENTS who needs to see this. More from me in comments. Mwah!! ##recruiting #retreat #retreatvolunteer #volunteer #workingoverseas #summerjob #summerisntover #beach #bootcamp #vegan #GoVegan #job #jobsearch #Portugal #plantbased