About Us

Wandering Jew Old World Remedies is a small-batch producer of fermented foods, herbal tinctures, and medicinal tea blends. We aim to revive traditional foods and medicines, produced with high quality ingredients.

Our company is committed to the connection between healthy environment, healthy body, and and healthy community. We attempt to put this belief into practice by sourcing local ingredients with a minimal environmental footprint. Herbal tea blends and extracts are formulated using plants collected in the bioregion or sourced from sustainable farms using conscientious farming techniques. In an effort to support our small farmers, we obtain our ingredients for our fermented foods from western Montana organic farmers. We believe that by supporting local farmers, being stewards of the land, and learning the plant medicines that surround us, we contribute to a more harmonious society.

Susan Teitelman

Herbalist & Holistic Nutritionist

  • Susan Teitelman is a Certified Holistic Nutritionist and herbalist in Missoula, Montana. Susan is committed to natural healing by putting the body, mind and spirit into balance through the use of herbs, food, and constructive changes in personal lifestyle. Recognizing the connection between a healthy environment, a sustainable food system, and personal health, Susan does her part to create a relationship between body and earth through nutrition education, wildcrafting, and plant medicine formulation. Susan holds a bachelor’s degree from Kenyon College in Gambier, Ohio, a Certificate in Holistic Nutrition from the Wellspring School for Healing Arts in Portland, Oregon, and a Certificate in Herbalism from Green Path Herb School in Missoula. When she is not practicing holistic health care, Susan enjoys hiking, biking, traveling, skiing, and comedy.

Kevin O'Briant

Fermentation Enthusiast & Archaeologist

  • Kevin O'Briant is an avid cook, brewer, ethnohistorian  and professional archaeologist with an intersest in the history and archaeology of food and food preparation. Kevin has worked as an archaeologist in 13 states, taught for the University of Montana, the University of Chicago, the University of New Mexico, and Wesleyan University, conducted medico-anthropological fieldwork in India, and provided archaeological consultation for a documentary film on the origins of agriculture. In addition to prowling the farmer's market in the summer for interesting things to pickle, he enjoys providing interpretive historical tours of the Lewis and Clark Trail in Montana and Idaho, and identifying native plants as a certified Montana Master Naturalist.