Pickling 101

Little Dom’s chef Brandon Boudet stocks up on things to pickle at the market. First stop? JF Organic Farms for okra, sugar snap peas, green tomatoes and cucumbers.

If you thought you could pickle almost anything, you’re absolutely right! Back in the day, pickling was a way to preserve fruits and vegetables to feed families through the winter. Travelers also brought pickled produce with them to have something nutritious to eat on their journeys. Home pickling is making a huge comeback these days and if you’re interested in diving into your own project, the JF Organic Farms stand is a pickling paradise. Choose from a plethora of cucumbers, red and green okra, green tomatoes and sugar snap peas. The farm also sells specially harvested dill seeds which pack more flavor than what you’ll find at the grocery store. So dust off the Mason jars in your cupboard and get pickling!

Find pointers from Little Dom’s and a recipe for spicy bread and butter pickles here.