We are so excited to announce our 2019 Pickle-of-the-Month Club! A Pickle Club membership is the gift that keeps on giving. Supporting local food has never been so fun!
so how does it work?
Once every four weeks, you will get a DIFFERENT, SURPRISE, locally made, seasonal, small-batch pickle/ferment. That’s 13 different pickles over the course of the year! We offer two different membership sizes:
The REAL DILL is our full-size membership. Real Dill members will receive a HALF-GALLON-EQUIVALENT of each month’s pickle/ferment. Depending on the type of pickle, it may come in one large half-gallon jar, two quart jars, or four pint jars - but the total quantity will always equal one half-gallon. The Real Dill is a great membership for households with multiple pickle-lovers, or for going halvsies with a friend. Real Dill members will receive the broadest selection of pickles (i.e., some months will feature pickles spiced four different ways in four different pint jars!) and this membership is also THE BEST VALUE at $120 for non-CSA members. That works out to just $4.62/quart! 2019 CSA members get an even better deal, at $100 or $3.85/quart! Pro-rated Real Dill memberships beginning with the August pickle-of-the month cost $72 - you will receive six pickles between August and the end of the year at a cost of $6.00/quart.
The HALF SOUR is our smaller membership. Half Sour members will receive a ONE-QUART-EQUIVALENT of each month’s pickle/ferment. Depending on the type of pickle, it may come in one quart jar or two pint jars - but the total quantity will always equal one quart. The Half Sour is a great membership for a pickle-lover who doesn’t need to share. The Half Sour membership costs $75 for non-CSA members, or $5.77/quart. 2019 CSA members pay just $65, or $5.00/quart. Pro-rated Half Sour memberships beginning with the August pickle-of-the-month cost $45 - you will receive six different pickles between August and the end of the year, at a cost of $7.50/quart.
Full payment is required to secure your 2019 Pickle Club membership.
JOINING THE PICKLE-OF-THE-MONTH CLUB IS A COMMITMENT TO ADVENTUROUS EATING, A COMMITMENT TO SUPPORTING LOCALLY-PRODUCED FOOD, AND PERHAPS MOST IMPORTANTLY, A COMMITMENT TO PICKLES. And when we say pickles, we mean FERMENTS. You do not get to pick what kind of pickles you receive, and we reserve the right to make any kind of seasonal ferment we see fit. You will most likely only receive variations of a traditional cucumber pickle 2 or 3 times over the entire year. Examples of other pickles/ferments we will likely offer include dilly beans, Italian giardiniera, and even sauerkraut. Some offerings might be spicy! Some might be sweet. You never know what you’re going to get.
PLEASE NOTE: The official pickle days for 2019 are as follows:
January 26th, February 23rd, March 23rd, April 20th, May 18th, June 15th, July 13th, August 10th, September 7th, October 5th, November 2nd, November 30th, and December 28th.
Current pick-up location options include Erie Ale Works (416 W. 12th St., Erie: open from noon-10pm on Saturdays and you may pick up your pickles any time in that window) and Cali’s West Catering, 3826 W. Ridge Road, Erie: you may pick your pickles up any time between noon and 4pm on the designated Saturdays, or any time during their regular operating hours the following week.) You must select one of these locations as your designated pick-up spot for the year, or you can pay for home delivery ($3/pickle or $18/year starting in August.)