Local Produce…Pickled!

We’re heading into peak season for local produce. Find selections from Plainville Farms in Hadley, Silverwood Farms in Sherborn, Wards Berry Farm in Sharon, Happy Valley Farm in Whately. And, if you’re shopping at our Medfield location, find fresh produce from the Natick Community Organic Farm.

Savor the flavors of fresh local produce even longer by pickling it … in your own kitchen.

Pickling cucumbers are a classic choice – find them in store now from Plainville Farms in Hadley, MA. Or change it up by trying summer zucchini, thinly sliced beets, or carrots. Or try local cabbage in your own sauerkraut or kimchi. They’re both great for gut health!

Brined refrigerator pickles are easy to make and can be stored for up to two months. Try our recipe for Endless Cucumber Quick-Pickles provided by Edible Boston.

In your own kitchen, start with a basic pickling brine including salt water and spices and bring the ingredients to a boil.

Then, pack your choice of vegetables into a jar and cover with the brine. Cool to room temperature and refrigerate for at least 24 hours.

The brine can even be reused for more fresh vegetables.

Prefer to take home ready-to-eat pickles?  Wickles, made with a secret 90-year-old recipe, are available in Dirty Baby Dills, Dirty Dill Spears and Garden Mix, including pickles, cocktail onions and cauliflower. Or pick up local Grillo’s pickles, which originally began with a small, wooden pickle cart in downtown Boston.