Kombucha sales are on the rise. Is this just another trend or there something to this stuff?  Since many of our clients ask about kombucha, I decided to sit down with the lovely Joan Karp, owner and cultivator at Mount NitaNee Kombucha, to get some of the most common questions about kombucha answered.  This local company has made it’s mark in Central PA and continues to grow. Here is what my dear friend Joan has to say:

Angie: What is kombucha?

Joan: I first encountered kombucha when I lived in Durango, home on summer break and a woman who swam at the pool where I trained invited me to join her for breakfast at her homestead – 2 teepees and an Airstream trailer! There her kombucha vessel sat with this mushroomy, somewhat foamy thing floating on top… and that was my first introduction to this ancient elixir. I wasn’t immediately enthralled with kombucha’s magic, if I’m being honest. I think my less adventurous palate and interest in real food at 19 kept me from falling in love.  I bumbled around for a few years and when I ultimately landed in Penns Valley 2 decades ago, kombucha reintroduced herself to me. It’s kind of prolific in these parts….loc