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Our History

From family tradition to retail sales

Residing in Sterling Alaska, a small town three hours south of Anchorage on the road system, Greg and Marnie Olcott have called the Kenai Peninsula home for 25 years.  We learned the art of fermenting from family and are honored to carry on the tradition. Not thinking it was such an honor at the time, Ed, Marine’s dad, learned to make ferments and pickles from his Grandmother ‘Caty’, a German Immigrant from Russia.  Ed and Tina Heath started selling sauerkraut and pickled goods at the oldest Farmers Market in Anchorage in 2012.  When asked if we wanted to learn how to make ferments and carry on the tradition we of course said yes! Moving the operation to the Peninsula in 2018, we began the journey. Ak Fermentation Co has evolved from its origins of selling at Farmers Markets to wholesale retail sales.  While keeping with our commitment to authentic ferments, we have expanded flavor profiles and product offerings and look forward to the addition of additional fermented delicacies in the future!

Hand Crafted, Small Batch Ferments

Our products are made with traditional methods using only pure natural ingredients.  We take pride in our partnerships with local growers in our efforts towards locally sourced ingredients free of pesticides and chemicals to provide our customers with the purest products possible.


Where to find us

We are currently selling our products in stores throughout  Alaska, click on the button below and find a store near you.

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