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Dehydrated Organic Sourdough Starter (Dry but Alive!)

(130 customer reviews)


A foolproof way to start baking sourdough at home. Bring home a healthy, established, organic dry sourdough starter from the Central Coast of California. The starter is dehydrated, but very much alive – full of beneficial lactic acid bacteria and wild yeast. All it needs is a little water, flour, and 5 days to get reactivated.  One scoop of powder (one package) will turn into more than a liter of bubbling active sourdough starter that can last you a lifetime!

Easy-to-follow reactivation instructions included, linked below. Step-by-step video also included.

Sorry, we can only ship within the US and Canada only.



Want to bake fresh sourdough at home, but don’t have a starter? Bring home a portion of our healthy established organic sourdough starter culture to create your own! She hails from the Central Coast of California ~ just a few hours south of San Francisco. Our starter was created from scratch over 5 years ago using wild yeast cultivated from local organic apples.

Free shipping included. Orders and shipping accepted within the US and Canada only.

Allergy warning: This product contains gluten.

What is dehydrated sourdough starter?


With this order, you will receive a packet of dried living organic sourdough starter (1/2 heaping tablespoon, or 7-8 grams) – enough to create an active, bubbly sourdough starter within one week of re-activation. We feed our sourdough starter 100% certified organic ingredients (organic bread flour, organic whole wheat flour, and/or organic all-purpose flour) and filtered water. The starter is dehydrated on a “living foods” (low heat) setting, effectively preserving the beneficial lactic acid bacteria and wild yeast within the starter. It is very much alive – it simply needs to be rehydrated and reactivated!

Once you reactivate your starter, you will have a lifelong supply of sourdough starter culture to use in any delicious homemade sourdough recipe – including rustic sourdough bread, fluffy focaccia, pizza crust, crackers, cornbread, and more!

Once you receive the dry starter:


– You can either reactivate it right away, or choose to wait. It will stay viable in powder form for approximately 6 months as long as it is stored in cool, dry, dark location (such as in an air-tight container in the refrigerator).

– The process of reactivating the dry starter takes about one week (with quick steps each day) and is very easy to do! See the full instructions to reactivate your dry sourdough starter by clicking here.

– To reactivate the dry starter, you will need a medium size glass container (e.g. a pint mason jar), all-purpose flour or bread flour, and filtered water.


Shipping: Free shipping via USPS First Class mail within the United States, and $12 shipping to Canada.

Return policy: We can’t provide returns/refunds for change of heart, or user error in re-activating the starter. However, if your order arrives damaged or with apparent issues, please let us know (take a photo) and we will make it right.

Additional information

Weight 1 oz

130 reviews for Dehydrated Organic Sourdough Starter (Dry but Alive!)

  1. Nancy (verified owner)

    Easy to use. Still growing!!

  2. Andrea D. (verified owner)

    It is fantastic!!! I was a little nervous at first. Although, Deannacat gave great step by step instructions with videos on how to not only activate your starter but, to make the sourdough bread itself. I felt relaxed and had so much fun making my first sourdough loaf. It was delicious!!! Try it, you won’t be disappointed!

  3. Karen T. (verified owner)

    Love it!

  4. Dylan M. (verified owner)

    great product and instructions to create your own starter – highly recommended!

  5. Elizabeth

    I am absolutely blown away! I purchased the dehydrated starter in fall 2021 and followed the instructions to bring it to life. After some bakes I got busy with life and there my starter sat in my refrigerator for 11 months. Accidentally completely neglected. I’m so glad there was an article on how to bring it back after a long period of neglect because I followed it and now I’m back to baking sourdough. I cannot recommend this product enough!

  6. Christy Rose (verified owner)

    Worked perfectly, even for the first loaf! Excellent, detailed instructions to get you baking great sourdough in no time!

  7. Katie P. (verified owner)

    I had dried out my own legacy starter and decided to try yours as it would have a different flavor profile. It is by far the healthiest starter I’ve ever seen! Always fun to see the rise so soon after feeding. We’ve enjoyed making bread, crumpets and crackers as we slowly get back into baking after a long hiatus. I’ve recommended your starter to others as it is so well worth the purchase.

  8. Celia S. (verified owner)

    I haven’t used it yet but am sure it’ll be amazing!

  9. Marina (verified owner)

    A++++ It took 2 days to activate and I have never had mold in it even though I have never had a sourdough starter before.

  10. Jamie (verified owner)

    So easy to rehydrate and my bread is delicious!

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