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  Simple Sourdough Success  

in an easy, step-by-step course

Unlock the secrets to creating the perfect sourdough bread every time,
even if you're a complete beginner.


The Sourdough Puzzle: It's Not Just About Recipes

Dreams of crafting the perfect golden loaf, complete with a crisp crust and tangy, airy inside, often drive us to dive into sourdough baking. But let's be real: it's not as simple as following a recipe. In my six years of breadmaking I've run into a lot of issues, and I bet you can relate if you've ever tried making sourdough yourself!

Starter Woes: Think it's just flour and water? Think again. Getting that starter lively isn't always straightforward. When it looks or smells weird, it's easy to second-guess yourself.

Kneading Know-How: There's a fine line between the right touch and overdoing it. And trust us, you'll notice the difference in your bread.

Watch That Clock... Or Not: Sourdough doesn't care about your schedule. Temperature, moisture, and so many unpredictable factors can mess with your timing and ruin your loaf.

Info Overload: Everyone's got advice on sourdough online. But what's legit and what's just... noise?

Consistency? Easier Said Than Done: So, you baked that dream loaf once. But can you do it again when the weather changes or when you switch up your flour?

The reality is that while the concept of sourdough is simple, mastering its intricacies can be anything but. It's not just about following a recipe, but about understanding the why and how behind each step. 

But here's the good news! With the right guidance, tools, and community support, these challenges can be transformed from daunting obstacles into stepping stones on your path to sourdough success.

We're excited to teach you the simple way to get started and succeed with sourdough!


tools & ingredients • gluten-free alternatives • shaping techniques • discard recipes • starter problems & solutions • baking methods • so much more

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Dear Friend,

If you are ready to demystify the sourdough-making process and finally tackle a long-standing goal of baking your own sourdough, now is the time.

Baking bread is one of the oldest domestic arts, and provides you and your loved ones with endless options and creative possibilities. Cinnamon rolls, artisan loaves, bagels, english muffins, tortillas, and so. much. more!

I've been tinkering with sourdough for several years, and the process of mixing and kneading, proofing and shaping, has become one of my favorite times to think and process whatever is on my mind. It's a time to slow down, connect with the task at hand, and know that I am making something that's delicious and much better than anything I'm going to get in a store. 

This was my first loaf. It smelled good and looked okay...but when I tell you it could have weighted down a tent in a windstorm, I am only exaggerating a tiny bit. It was dense! I was trying to work with an ancient grain and I had nothing but the internet to guide me. The first few attempts failed miserably. But, even though I took some extended breaks with sourdough...I didn't give up.

I don't want you to give up either, or get so overwhelmed by all the methods and steps you don't even try. So join me - I promise we can do it together. 

Let the hope of bread and the bakers rise! 😜


See what our course members have been making!

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Simple Sourdough Success Course Outline


Module 1: Intro to Sourdough & Starters

  • history of sourdough
  • benefits of sourdough baking
  • the science behind fermentation
  • prepwork & steps to success

Module 2: Ingredients & Tools

  • sourdough tools & how to use them
  • supply resource list

Module 3: Sourdough Starters

  • types of starters
  • starter maintenance
  • creating a starter from scratch
  • turning an old starter into a stiff starter
  • rehydrating dry starters
  • creating a levain

Module 4: Breadmaking Process

  • our bread recipe
  • mixing & autolyse
  • folds
  • fermentation process
  • shaping & proofing
  • baking & cooling



Module 5: Using the discard

  • intro to discard
  • adapting recipes for sourdough 
  • favorite discard recipes
  • how to calculate the amount when substituting discard

Module 6: Grains & Advanced Techniques

  • sourdough add-ins
  • using whole grains
  • high hydration doughs
  • whole wheat recipes
  • advanced sourdough recipes

Module 7: Perfecting your craft

  • dealing with dense loaves
  • common problems & solutions
  • adjusting for temperature and humidity
  • creating an efficient process that works with your schedule
  • Q&A replays

Includes Q&A replays with Savannah + bonus training on making gluten-free sourdough!


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Recipes... Discover Savannah's Handpicked Favorites! 

Unlock the secrets of our families go-to sourdough recipes—the very ones that grace her family table regularly. Each has been thoughtfully adapted to be wonderfully simple, ensuring you can recreate them with ease and confidence. From Bread, to Bagels, Cinnamon rolls to crackers, immerse yourself in cherished flavors that blend both tradition and practicality. Dive in and bake with the recipes that have earned a special place in our home.



Before and After: What's life like after taking the course?

Hear from past sourdough students!

"I finally actually started making bread that would rise, and that everyone would devour, including myself!" 

"It does not take me very long to do this, and it’s something I really like to do. You have mapped it out in a way that is so simple, that is a ‘set it and forget it’ kind of deal."

"Sourdough has been my journey into baking, and now I've made 6 loaves!"

"Sourdough allows me to feed my family in a simplified way."

Additional Resources and Tools to Help You Succeed!

Exclusive Access: Private Members' Facebook Group

When you enroll in the Sourdough Made Simple course, you're not just gaining a wealth of baking knowledge; you're joining a passionate community. As an exclusive bonus, you'll receive an invitation to our Private Members' Facebook Group.

Inside this vibrant community:

  • 🍞 Connect with fellow sourdough enthusiasts, ranging from beginners to seasoned bakers.
  • 💡 Share your baking triumphs, seek advice on challenges, and exchange mouth-watering recipes.
  • 🎥 Benefit from surprise expert posts, Q&As, and extra tips from Savannah and other bakers.
  • 🤝 Build lasting friendships rooted in a shared love for sourdough and the art of baking.

Experience the joy of learning and growing in a supportive, interactive environment, where every member is as invested in your sourdough success as you are!

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All the details you need to know!

Will I get instant access to the course content?

Right away! All of the Sourdough goodness is in the course and ready for you.

Do I have lifetime access to the course?

With our course, you receive Unlimited Access. This means once you're enrolled, you can revisit the content anytime you wish, without any expiration.

We believe in providing you with the flexibility to learn at your own pace and come back to the materials whenever you need a refresher.


Who is this Masterclass for?

This course is for anyone who has started learning the basics of sourdough and is now ready to diversify and develop their skills further.

Whether you're baking for your family or for your business, this course will give you the skills you need to become a confident, well-versed sourdough baker.

From sourdough starter to master baker, here we go!

Do you have a starter I can buy?

Why, yes, we do! You can buy your choice of Savannah's regular starter (nicknamed "Ginny") or gluten-free starter (nicknamed "Hazel").

Instructions on how to get these starters going and turned into a stiff starter are in the course! 🙌🏼 And keep an eye out for more sourdough products coming soon!

Savannah's Starter "Ginny"

Gluten-Free Starter "Hazel"


I can’t take the class now, when will you offer it again?

We completely understand if you aren't able to join now. At this time, we aren't sure when we'll be relaunching this class again. If you do purchase now, you'll have lifetime access to the videos and resources (as long as the course exists), so you can come back and refer to it at any time. 

Exclusive Bonus: Starter Troubleshooting Video 

Starters are undeniably THE most challenging part of the sourdough journey, often becoming the epicenter of our questions, hesitations, and baking quandaries. Recognizing this, we've created the indispensable "Starter Troubleshooting Video" as another bonus.

No longer will you feel bewildered by an unexpected odor, an odd texture, or a dormant starter. This comprehensive video addresses these common pitfalls with expert insights, straightforward solutions, and clear visuals. With Savannah's guidance, you can embark on your baking endeavors with renewed confidence, turning challenges into opportunities for deeper understanding and mastery. 


Exclusive Bonus: 
Embracing Gluten-Free Sourdough 

 Dive into the world of gluten-free sourdough with our special video tutorial, inspired by my mom's journey with celiac disease. Whether you're a novice or seasoned baker, we guide you from initiating a bubbly gluten-free starter to crafting your very first gluten-free loaf that's rich in flavor and perfect in texture. This heartfelt bonus ensures everyone can relish the wonder of sourdough, regardless of dietary restrictions. Bring the joy of homemade sourdough to every table.


Master the Sourdough Lifestyle!

✔ Feed your family well

✔ Bake bread with confidence

✔ Save money in the kitchen

✔ Create a wide variety of baked goods

✔ Start a new income stream



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Here's what people say about our in-person sourdough classes:


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Dive deep into the art of sourdough with our expertly designed course. From nurturing a vibrant starter to achieving the perfect bake, we've encapsulated every sourdough secret into clear, engaging modules. With high-quality 4K videos and insightful guidance, this course offers both beginners and seasoned bakers a pathway to sourdough success. Consider this: you're investing in not just a course, but a timeless skill and the delight of crafting impeccable sourdough.

Have Questions? Need Support?  

You can text us at (937) 889-1897 or email us at hello@growingfarmers.com. We're a small band of sourdough fanatics but we'll try to respond as soon as possible!


What makes Simple Sourdough Success different?

You're not just signing up for another sourdough course; you're joining a movement that honors both tradition and modern-day practicality. Here's what makes our course radically different:


Simplified 7-Step Process: While others may complicate the art of sourdough baking with jargon and unnecessary steps, we've distilled the entire process into 7 simple, foolproof steps. From starter to baking, we've streamlined every stage to make it straightforward and delightful.

 A Hands-On Approach: I've had the absolute pleasure of hosting numerous in-person classes, nurturing passionate bakers from all walks of life. There's a unique bond that forms in an in-person class, where I can address individual questions, clarify doubts on the spot, and make real-time adjustments. This hands-on experience has enriched my teaching methods, ensuring that online learners benefit from those in-person insights.


Stiff Starter, Smarter Approach: If you've ever felt guilty about wasting flour or overwhelmed by the constant management of your starter, we've got your back. Our approach uses a stiff starter, significantly reducing waste and giving you peace of mind. It’s not just about saving ingredients, but also about respecting them.

From a Busy Mom, For the Busy Bees: Let’s face it - we’re all juggling a million things. As a mom with a packed schedule, I get the challenge of trying to maintain a sourdough routine amidst the chaos. That’s why this course is designed with real-life scenarios in mind. I’ve been in your shoes, tried every hack in the book, and I’m here to share the most effective ones with you. If I can keep the sourdough love alive between homeschool, soccer practices, and the busy farm life, so can you!

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Sourdough is something worth making well...

We've spent 6 years developing ways to get the best results with the simplest methods. Now it's your turn to master those skills and make sourdough a part of your own lifestyle!


Yes, I want in on the Masterclass!


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High-Quality Course Experience Guaranteed!

We take pride in ensuring that our content isn't just educational but also visually captivating. The course is professionally shot in 4K resolution, providing you with crystal-clear clarity. And here's something for the tech enthusiasts — we've incorporated dual camera angles for a comprehensive learning experience!

A fun fact: I’m blessed to be married to a professional course builder. Thanks to his expertise and our mutual commitment to quality, we've teamed up with a top-notch videographer. If you were impressed by the workshop videos, brace yourself for the main course. We've gone the extra mile to ensure each lesson is not only informative but also a visual treat. Our goal? To provide you with an engaging, easy-to-watch, and immersive learning journey!

Our Simple Sourdough Success Guarantee

Commitment to Simplicity: In Savannah’s Kitchen, we are dedicated to ensuring your sourdough journey is as easy as possible.. We've carefully crafted this course with straightforward, easy-to-follow steps, taking the guesswork out of the sourdough process and setting you up for success from day one. We commit that if you follow the steps, and measure carefully, you will be a successful baker!

30-Day Money-Back Guarantee: We're confident that you'll find immense value in our Sourdough Made Simple Beta Course. However, if for any reason you're not fully satisfied with the content or feel it's not for you, simply let us know within 30 days of purchase, and we'll promptly refund your investment. 


Meet your host!

Savannah & Michael Kilpatrick are farmers and educators in Carlisle, Ohio. Together they run the Farm on Central, where they pursue their passion of providing fresh and local food to the community.

In addition to co-running the farm, Savannah teaches cooking, canning, and baking classes from her kitchen. Meanwhile, Michael is also the host of Growing Farmers, a non-profit dedicated to providing educational resources for farmers.

Together, they reach a community of over 60,000 farmers, homesteaders, and families!

Why Choose Sourdough? Let’s Dive into the Health Benefits!* 

Why sourdough, you ask? For starters, in our household, we're sensitive to gluten, and sourdough has been a game-changer for us. But beyond personal preferences, the health advantages of sourdough are compelling and well-documented.

Have you ever come across the concept of Blue Zones? These are regions around the world where people live much longer than average, often reaching a healthy age of 100 or more. One of the fascinating patterns they've found? Many of these individuals consume sourdough as a staple in their diet.

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Here's why sourdough stands out:

:bread: Natural Digestive Power: The magic of sourdough lies in its ability to harness the digestive prowess of wild yeast. This natural process breaks down simple sugars and significantly reduces the gluten content.
:microscope: Science-Backed Benefits: Genuine sourdough bread not only makes for a tastier bite but has profound health implications. Studies indicate that true sourdough bread can lower the glycemic load of your meal. In simpler terms, it aids in slowing down the absorption of sugars into your bloodstream, promoting better sugar regulation.
:muscle: Wholesome & Nutrient-Rich: Sourdough fermentation enhances the nutrient profile of the bread, making minerals more available for absorption and enriching it with beneficial bacteria.
In a world flooded with processed foods, turning to sourdough is like embracing a slice of history, tradition, and undeniably better health. Join us in celebrating a bread that's as nutritious as it is delicious!

*health benefits sources: WebMD and GoodRX
Disclaimer: this claim is not an attempt to offer medical advice