It’s Market Monday and as the end of summer arrives, now is the time to preserve some of the bounty of this peak harvest time to savor all winter long. We are excited to have okra, green beans, onions, beets and more available in our Farm Market. We are pleased to introduce you to our latest line of pickling support products from Pearl and Johnny to help you attain pickling perfection and “Think Outside the Cucumber.”
Who are Pearl and Johnny?
Pearl and Johnny is a small, family-owned company located in the Missouri Ozarks. Inspired by their grandmother’s cellar shelves after a good harvest at their family farm, they decided to continue on the art of preserving, pickling, and admiring that real food is beautiful. It’s no secret that today’s lifestyle is a lot different than the past. Everything seems to be high speed, digital, and processed. At Pearl and Johnny, they understand this and so they’ve created a healthy, fun, and simple way to bring out the natural flavors in produce without the extra added mystery ingredients found in stores.
This sounds great, but is it realistic for me?
Do you wish you had time to make your own pickles? Well, you do! When you use a pickle kit from Pearl and Johnny, you can make your own pickles in just 10 minutes. Each of their pickle kits come with a reusable jar and seasoning packet. The steps are quite simple and can be a great activity for the whole family to get involved. By using only organic and non-GMO ingredients, Pearl and Johnny make pickling fun, easy, and dill-icious!
How it works:
- Fill a clean jar with veggies.
- Combine seasoning packet with 1/2 cup vinegar and 3/4 cup water.
- Bring water to a boil and pour seasoning over veggies in the jar.
- Cap jar with lid and ring. Cool. Refrigerate. Enjoy!
*Store in the refrigerator for up to 3 weeks.*
Why do we love them?
Pearl and Johnny is a company that supports family, nature, and keeping things simple. Their company brings light to the idea that homemade doesn’t have to be complex and time consuming. On their website, they state “Most people’s reaction to pickling is that it looks way too hard, too time consuming, too confusing, and requires a bunch of equipment. Plus it seems like all of the recipes and products out there make huge batches! For us, the most shocking discovery we made in our journey to finding the perfect pickle was that none of the “dill” pickles at the store actually had dill in their ingredients.” Pearl and Johnny transport their customers to a simpler time by “keeping the memory of a slower time alive, without slowing down at all”. If you’re interested in pickling and learning simple recipes to pair with your pickles, check out their blog here!
How can I try their pickling kit?
At Great Country Farms, we are inspired by the story of Pearl and Johnny and are proud to feature their products for sale in our farm market. If you aren’t local to us, be sure to check out the store locator to find a location near you! You can relish in more fun by giving them a follow on their social channels or sign up for their newsletter to get the lates Be sure to share your experiences pickling and tag them for a chance to be featured on their Instagram!