It's pickling season! We're offering bulk discounts on pickling cucumbers. Normally $2/lb. we're selling 25 lb. crates for $25. 25 lbs. can make approximately 25 quarts of pickles.
Not sure how to do it? Refrigerator pickles are a simple way to get started and doesn't involve any processing of jars. Here's a really great recipe: https://selfproclaimedfoodie.com/easy-refrigerator-dill-pickles/
There are so many variations on the pickle recipe as well. Here's a list of good options:
Bread and Butter Pickles (https://www.recipegirl.com/bread-and-butter-pickles/)
Spicy Pickles (https://whatsgabycooking.com/homemade-spicy-pickles/)
Fermented Sour Pickles (Advanced) (https://nourishedkitchen.com/sour-pickles/)
You can also watch my video about the difference between pickling cucumbers and slicing cucumbers to learn how to tell them apart and why pickling cucumbers are typically used for making pickles.
All-Star Farm Member Kathy has been making pickles with her family from our cucumbers for years. This year, she placed her order early, and already made 90 quart jars out of 80 lbs. of cukes! She wrote this really sweet testimonial: "THANK YOU SO VERY MUCH! The cucumbers that you grew for our annual pickle extravaganza were perfect this year. And the garlic equally yummy (yes we used some beforehand!) You have always given us the freshest-most delicious veggies but I think this year has been the best by far. I really appreciate all the hard work and dedication you put into all of your produce. And the extra time you spent to get our order just right was also much kindly appreciated. Now comes the hardest part of the process-the two week wait until we can truly enjoy what I’m sure will be the best pickles ever! Again, Thank you!!!!!!"
Kathy's recipe is simple: 1 tablespoon Kosher salt
2 or 3 garlic cloves
Dill - stalk and all!
And of course, your cukes in a sterile jar
1 quart of vinegar and 3 quarts boiling water
If you're interested, head on over to our online store to pre-pay for your crate.
We'll put together a crate for you to pick up after your order has been placed. Simply come to the farm store during open hours (M-F 10:30 to 6 and Saturday from 9-4) and we'll bring it out to you. Share your success stories and favorite recipes on social media. Happy pickling!