Sarah Underberg of Agri-Cultured fermented foods is a pioneer in making live cultured foods in Iowa.
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Her business making raw kombucha, sauerkrauts, pickles, and kimchi is the first not-solely-kombucha live-cultured business in Iowa to be licensed, paving the way for other Iowa food businesses!
She started her business five years ago when her husband, a former Iowa Hawkeye football player, started having a gluten intolerance and joint pain. Doing some research, fermented foods just kept coming up. After changing their diets, gluten intolerance isn’t a problem for him and she’s no longer experiencing lactose intolerance!
One night her husband told her, “We really need to tell people about this… I mean start a business. I just want you to think about it and decide.”
A couple days later she said, "I think you’re right! This is what we need to do.” They started really small, selling sauerkrauts at the Des Moines farmers market, and she started teaching classes over group whole food meals she prepares in Waukee each Tuesday. “After a week, people tell us they feel good from the inside out. We’re changing lives one gut at a time,” Sarah says. “We’re giving people that missing link in their food chain.”