Our Process

Our hearts are in the kitchen. As a family, we grow much of our own food and relish nothing more than sharing a well-prepared, nourishing meal with friends. This is the ethos that we bring to making our kvass. 

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Our process is based on timeless wisdom... use exceptional whole ingredients, be meticulous in their preparation, patient with their fermentation and then return the byproducts to the soil to start the cycle over again. 

 

Clean and transparent, our formulations reflect our belief that quality and freshness need no embellishment.   

Organic Sourcing: 

We source from 100% Certified Organic farms. That means they use no genetically modified crops (GMOs) or the carcinogenic pesticide Glyphosate (Roundup). Supporting Organic farming is a foundational step to reducing toxin exposure in our food supply, to farm workers and surrounding communities. 90% of our ingredients come from CA and we continue to grow our farmer-direct sourcing.

Organic Sourcing: 

We source from 100% Certified Organic farms. That means they use no genetically modified crops (GMOs) or Glyphosate (Roundup), which wreaks havoc on gut health. Supporting organic farming is a foundational step to reducing toxin exposure in our food supply as well as to farmworkers and surrounding communities. 90% of our ingredients come from CA and we continue to grow our farmer-direct sourcing.

Only Whole, Fresh Ingredients:

All of the organic vegetables and fruit that go into our kvass arrive to us whole. We then peel, slice, ferment and cold-press everything ourselves, as close to your belly as possible. It might seem trivial, but products with this level of integrity have become incredibly rare in modern grocery stores. We believe that needs to change. 

Whole-Food Fermentation + Diverse Probiotics:

Our fermentations are fed by sliced carrots and beets, not refined sugars like most kombucha or water kefir. And unlike kombucha, we work with 7 of the most-studied strains of plant-based beneficial probiotics. You'll find these same little allies in most of the best-selling probiotic supplements, and they don't impart vinegary or funky flavors.

Cold-Pressed Juices:

After fermentation, pineapple, ginger, turmeric, lime, and lemon juices, squeezed from whole ingredients with our juice press, are added to our live carrot culture shortly before bottling. These raw juices deliver a vibrancy that makes Biotic Kvass truly unique.

Nontoxic Packaging:

We use glass bottles and BPA-free lids to eliminate concerns of harmful chemicals leaching into your kvass. In 2019 we moved our glass sourcing from China to Los Angeles, CA, our label sourcing from the Midwest to Hayward, CA, and our cap sourcing from China to Utah, as part of an ongoing effort to reduce the footprint of our supply web. Our bottles are made with 70% recycled glass content. 

Zero Food Waste: 

100% of the food "waste" from our kvass production is upcycled into local agriculture. Sliced carrots and beets along with pulp from juicing provide a nourishing probiotic and nutrient-rich supplement for the pastured animals of Green Star Farm just up the road in Penngrove, CA. 

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