The Fremont Company
in Fremont, Ohio, is one of the largest sauerkraut manufacturers in the United States, selling under the names Frank's Sauerkraut in the Midwest, Snow Floss on the East Coast, and Deutsche Kuche in Aldi stores nationwide.
If the women in my family couldn't make their own sauerkraut, they trusted no other store-bought brand than Frank's. When Mom sent me off to the store, she made it clear if the Frank's was all gone, I was to come home empty-handed. We'd be having something else for dinner. Here are Eastern European Sauerkraut Recipes
I think you will enjoy.
This sauerkraut legacy prompted me to take a trip to Fremont to watch how this versatile vegetable is made on a grand scale. There are five steps to sauerkraut making:
- Harvesting the cabbage
- Removal of outer leaves and cores, scrubbing, rinsing, shredding and salting
- Fermentation in huge sealed vats
- Canning -- cooking, cooling and sealing
- Labeling and packaging