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Every Saturday I’m at Fyris Market in Uppsala.

Now is the high point of the season.

Yesterday was the big Fermentation Day in Uppsala. All sorts of fermentation were represented.

We have been planning this since last year, and last week was one week of intense preparation. This event was modeled on the Fermentation Festival in Uddebo, which we have participated in the previous three years. The organisers in Uddebo wanted to take a break (and rest), so we felt we had to try doing it in Uppsala. Luckily an old friend Kent Wennman was equally enthusiastic. He has an event location as well as a great deal of experience in arranging events in Uppsala, so all the organising went smoothly. As it was our first time at this subject we worried that it could be a flop. On the other hand it could get out of hand. As it turned out it almost got out of hand, but went very well.

We planned to have good sales.

Photo; Joel Öhlund

When the doors opened, the crowd flowed in in a steady stream all day. I was surprised that so many were interested in miso and koji, and was so overwhelmed that I didn’t have time to take any good pictures.

I didn’t forget to hold my talk on how to make homemade miso and koji.

Photo; Finn Öhlund

We had 5 kinds of fermented vegetables, 6 kinds of miso and 3 types of koji. We thought we had a good supply of everything including extra jars of fermentations and packages, so we could package more on the spot, but alas we ran out early and should have had more.

It went so well, we are already talking about having another fermentation day soon.

+1 C, rain and wind. I Took off early to head back home.

It’s a frosty saturday morning, but the weather is supposed to get sunny and warm today. I told my customers that I would start going to the market as soon as the weather started to get nice, so I packed my backpack basket with fermented foods, lunch and other paraphernalia,

And hop on the bus to Uppsala and Fyristorg for my first farmers market this year.

Here we are – not much, but a good start.

The saturday market at Fyristorg is warming up. More and more seasonal flowers and vegetables are coming and starting to supersede the potatoes, sauerkraut and cinnamon rolls. 

Fyristorg (Fyris Market in Uppsala) today. My first market this year. 

I have some pumpkins left and of course all the pickles including miso. 


There are a few flakes of snow in the air. Hope the costomers dare come out in this weather.  

While my 23rd batch of koji is growing well, I make my 6th batch of miso this season.  



That sounds like alot, but it’s not much work or time spent. If I was making for my family and friends, I would only make alot less. 5 batches of koji and 5 of various types of miso would be more than enough. But I make most of it for selling at the farmers market in Uppsala (Fyris Market).

And I’m not done yet. I have to make more than last year, as sales are increasing . I have to think ahead – 2 years ahead. 

Yesterday was a good day at the market. 



It was cold and windy but not freezing, lots of people and very good sales. 

It looks pretty meagre now, but it feels good. It’s been a good day at the market and hardly anything is left. 

All of a sudden there is lots and lots of vegies. 


And a good day at the market in Uppsala (fyristorg).