Welcome to Fireweed Ferments
Fireweed Ferments was started by Renee, aka "CRASH," Newton and her partner Scott McKenrick in 2016. They came together in a stunning Colorado mountain town they call home. The company came to life after many years of eager experimentation with different types of ferments. It started as just a few jars on one shelf later growing to consume entire rooms in the house...
It all began after a life-changing reading session when Crash consumed in one night, front to back, Wild Fermentation written by Sandor Katz. A fire lit in her heart and she began fermenting everything and anything she could dream of. A short time later their home was full of the most vibrant colors, textures and aromas brought on by her new craft.
Through word-of-mouth and some small social media moves, they developed a passionate local following. With their client list ever expanding, it wasn't until local restaurants began calling that they realized they needed to up their game and get more serious.
The word was out. People wanted Crash's goods. The time was right and Fireweed Ferments was born. And speaking of words! Fireweed Ferments is named after Crash's favorite Colorado wildflower, fireweed. Not only is it edible, it is also labeled as a pioneer species. That is a species that colonizes ecosystems after ecologically destructive events including but not limited to: fires, floods, and mudslides...now that's highly amazing!
Eat Crash's Yummies
All natural. Super yummy. Whether as a snack, a side dish or an ingredient in a greater masterpiece, Crash's products won't fail to delight. Trust your gut. It'll thank you later.
FERMENSPIRATION: Our Recipes & Cocktails
If tart and zing make your taste buds sing, you'll love our Grapefruit Kimchi Daiquiri.
This combination brightens a simple roasted vegetable with an extra level of flavor complexity.
If you enjoy Bloody Marys, you’ll never make one without kimchi again.
Fireweed Ferments Are Available at These Fine Establishments
Need to Get in Touch?
Please contact us for any reason, fermentation or otherwise. We are happy to follow up on any questions about our products. If you are interested in ordering product, we would be happy to get back to you with arrangements. We love to hear about recipes and successes as well as dramatic failures. Fermentation is an endless opportunity for experimentation. We hope you enjoy our products as much as we enjoyed creating them.