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Like many fledgling businesses, Bodkin’s was born of necessity. When my son suffered stomach problems after taking antibiotics for an extended period, I began researching natural ways to help to restore gut health. My research first led me to probiotics, which can help to counteract antibiotic side effects like diarrhoea and stomach issues, and then on to naturally fermented vegetables which are a rich source of gut friendly probiotics.
I began making fermented vegetables for my son, giving him a small portion every day alongside a diet full of different fruits and vegetables and low in sugar. We began to notice some improvement within the first couple of weeks, and within a few months, his stomach problems had gone. Friends and family became curious to try the fermented vegetables I was making, and before I knew it, I was producing jar after jar, and local markets and food festivals were merely a logical next step on the road to what has become Bodkin’s