At every meal, on every plate, there's always room for kraut!

About Us


Sweet Farm Sauerkraut offers a variety of naturally fermented krauts made with nothing but organic (local when possible) vegetables, sea salt, and spices. Our traditional fermentation methods produce fresh, crisp and tangy krauts that pair well with just about any meal. In addition to their great taste, our krauts are full of probiotics, beneficial bacteria that help nourish your digestive system. Sweet Farm Sauerkraut is located in beautiful Frederick County, Maryland, and is dedicated to providing fresh and local krauts that are as healthy as they are delicious.


Rachel Armistead and Luke Flessner started Sweet Farm Sauerkraut together in 2011. Both hobby fermenters when they met in 2009, Rachel and Luke’s relationship revolved around fermentation from the start. They even attended a four-day fermentation workshop with Sandor Katz for their honeymoon! When friends and family started offering to pay for the krauts Luke and Rachel were giving away, the couple started to talk seriously about a business venture. After much experimentation, product sourcing, and hard work, Sweet Farm Sauerkraut debuted its four main flavors—Classic Kraut, Beet Kraut, Curry Kraut, and Curtido—at local farmers markets in the fall of 2011. Word of their delicious krauts quickly spread, and stores and restaurants started calling for products. Three years later, Rachel and Luke’s expanding line of krauts can be found in a growing number of stores, restaurants and farmers markets in the Greater DC area.


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