Suddenly Sauer was born in Blair Nosan's home kitchen in the Summer of 2010. A Detroit based business, Suddenly Sauer got its first taste of community support at Soup at Spaulding where we took home the event's first ever (super) micro-grant. Fueled by other's belief in our product, we began developing a plan for how to build a business based on slow growth and community support.
As a suburban youth who was raised drifting asleep to the frontier musings of Laura Ingalls Wilder, it may be only a little surprising that Blair's life choices have ultimately landed her with the job title of “pickler.” For 8 months, Blair lived in a community called ADAMAH (the Jewish environmental fellowship) working first as a fellow and later as an apprentice in a commercial pickle kitchen. It was here that she was introduced to lacto-fermentation and her interest in food preserving of all sorts was piqued. At the end of her apprenticeship, Blair felt pulled back to Detroit where she hoped to continue to work in the food industry.