Our vision is to enhance the well-being of our community by providing a source for unprocessed, highly nutritious living foods. We aim to develop a network of like-minded artisans and promote their products in our store and on social media. We will provide our clientele with the information and inspiration needed to integrate lacto-fermentation into their daily lives.

Ilkay and Damian started experimenting with lacto-fermentation in 2011 at their home in Long Beach. There were many lackluster attempts along the way, but meticulous research and the proper equipment soon resulted in a kitchen filled with ferments at various stages of transformation. A combined 20 years of professional cooking experience has given them the knowledge and discipline required to bring humanity’s oldest food production techniques into the modern culinary consciousness.



• Humans have been using fermentation techniques to preserve food for thousands of years.


• Following the application of sea salt and packing into a proper fermentation vessel, beneficial bacteria such as Lactobacillus Plantarum begin to feed on the sugars in raw vegetables, producing lactic acid and CO2.


• The pH decreases and oxygen is pushed out, creating an environment inhospitable to harmful microbes.


• Carbohydrates and proteins are broken down, increasing the bio-availability of vitamins and minerals.


• Micronutrients and enzymes are created, which help to detoxify our bodies.


• The ferments will improve in texture and color, while developing delicious complex flavors over several months.


• A serving of sauerkraut contains dozens of probiotic strains and trillions of microorganisms, which keep our intestinal flora healthy and working efficiently.


• Probiotic consumption will prevent diseases of the GI tract, increase white blood cells, lower blood pressure and improve liver function.


• Although ferments are acidic, they produce an alkalizing effect in the bloodstream. When the body’s pH is above 7.4, there is a much lower chance of developing inflammation-related diseases such as diabetes, cancer, and rheumatoid arthritis.




At Fermentality, we use only:


• Locally-Sourced Organic Produce


• Water filtered by reverse osmosis


Hakata no shio, a Japanese solar sea salt


• Medicinal plants, such as turmeric, ginger, and garlic


• Whole spices and Korean red chile flakes (gochugaru)


• Our desire to improve your gut health and quality of life

Where to Buy


Bixby Trading Post


3803 Atlantic Ave, Long Beach, CA

Tue-Sat 10am-7pm
Sun 10am-5pm




  Farmer's Markets  


  Orange Homegrown


303 W. Palm Ave


Saturdays 9am-1pm




Alamitos Bay Marina

(Long Beach)


231 Marina Dr


Sundays 9am-2pm



















Modern flavors.
Ancient techniques.
Perpetual health.

Modern flavors. Ancient techniques. Perpetual health.