Hosta Hill
Contact: Abe Hunrichs and Maddie Elling
Address: 15 Commercial Street Pittsfield, MA, 01201
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About Us
We are an independent business based in Western Massachusetts and committed to producing high quality, probiotic-rich Sauerkraut, Kimchi, and Hot Sauce. Packaged by hand and sold raw and unpasteurized, we take pride in our bold, vibrant healing foods.

As a part of our commitment to sustainable and equitable food systems, we source local and organic produce from passionate, independent farmers in New York and Massachusetts.

The unique and creative flavors in our cultured vegetables develop slowly through wild fermentation, a natural preservation process that enhances the nutrient availability and probiotic content of the vegetables we work with. Our fermented vegetables are made the traditional way: no vinegar, just vegetables, sea salt, and time!

The quality of our ingredients and compelling flavors of our recipes have helped us earn two consecutive Good Food Awards, recognizing “the most conscientious and talented craft food producers in the United States.”

We are proud members of the local food community in the Berkshire hills of Western Massachusetts, where we produce our Sauerkraut, Kimchi, and Hot Sauce for distribution at retail outlets, restaurants, and institutions from Boston to New York City.
We started Hosta Hill as farmers committed to organic, ecological growing practices and healthy, local food economies. While we have chosen to focus full time on the vegetable fermentation business and put farming on hold for now, we maintain our relationship to sustainable agriculture by purchasing the vegetables for our krauts, kimchis, and hot sauces directly from organic growers in the region. Purchasing directly from independent farmers allows us to support agricultural livelihoods while ensuring access to the highest quality produce available for our ferments.

At the same time, the farmers we support practice growing practices that support healthy soil and enhance the health of the land over time. The end result is a jar of fermented vegetables whose value extends from field to fork: supporting organic soil, local farm businesses, and healthy bodies.

In 2019, we worked with the following Certified Organic Farm businesses:

Atlas Farm, South Deerfield Massachusetts

Kitchen Garden Farm, Sunderland, Massachusetts

MX Morningstar Farm, Hudson New York

Markristo Farm, Hillsdale, New York