Pickle rejection

Many of the cucumbers used in our favorite brands of pickles came from locally-owned farms. No longer will that be the case. Pickle companies will start using cucumbers grown from farms outside of Washington and Oregon. Full article here.

I love pickles. I would rather pay more for local pickles than pay less for cucumbers from elsewhere.

5 Comments so far

  1. Shawn (shawn) on April 2nd, 2008 @ 7:54 am

    You should make your own pickles! :)

  2. Patricia Eddy (patriciaeddy) on April 2nd, 2008 @ 10:33 am

    In addition to making your own (which are yummy and actually pretty easy), Woodring’s at the University District Farmers Market makes GREAT pickles. They come in spicy and mild varieties and they are some of the crispest and yummiest pickles I’ve ever had.

  3. Patricia Eddy (patriciaeddy) on April 2nd, 2008 @ 12:35 pm

    And for a great pickle recipe that’s fast:
    4 – 5 cukes peeled and sliced
    1 or 2 cloves of garlic, chopped fine.
    Few dill flowers.
    Put into a large bowl.
    Sprinkle 2 tsp salt.
    Mix well.
    Let stand 2 hours (do not drainl)
    Mix 1 cup sugar, 1 1/2 cups vinegar 1/2 cup water.
    Pour over cukes. Pack in jar.

    Courtesy of my in laws.

  4. Tara Tiger Brown (tarabrown) on April 4th, 2008 @ 1:11 am

    I second pickles and anything else that is sold at the UDistrict Farmer’s market.

    BTW I thought that most of the good stuff in our state is shipped overseas anyway? Just like all the good sushi gets flown to Vegas from Japan? :)

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