The Rebel Food Alliance is an educational partnership that brings the vibrant nutrition of fermented, locally-grown foods fresh from the farm to your table. It is the brain-child of Elisha and Elizabeth Somerville, owners of Gobble-Berry Farmstead. As self-taught permaculture farmers, herbalists, home brewers, and fermentationists, we are the driving force behind The Rebel Food Alliance. We believe that access to real food, cottage industry products, plant medicine, and the know-how for creating these things are the rights and responsibilities of a healthy, thriving community. We believe that holistic nutrition begins in the growth of healthy soil and ecosystems. We want the way we eat to honor the nature and life cycles of the land, plants, and animals that we derive our sustenance from every day.
The Rebel Food Alliance is a celebration of the alchemy that takes place in the microbial world. When foods grown in healthy soil turn into lively ferments and we partake of those vibrant foods, we have the knowledge that we are healing the earth as we heal our bodies. Our goal is to create pathways for people to learn and have access to “real food,” along with herbal formulas and everyday-use items, such as soaps and salves. We strive to meet this goal through sustainable farming and community-supported fermentation, herbalism, and agriculture. Our hope is that together, through The Rebel Food Alliance, we can break the hold that the industrial food system has on our region, and heal the world around us from the ground up.
“Let your life be a counter friction to stop the machine.”
- Henry David Thoreau