Pitchfork Preserves

Spicy pickle spears, dilly beans and natural fruit juice syrups from a family farm in Vermont

We love pickles. From McClure’s pickle flavored potato chips to Gordy’s small batch sweet relish, we can’t pass up an opportunity to sample fresh natural ingredients and family recipes. On a recent trip to Vermont we picked up a handful of goods from Pitchfork Preserves, a family operation that has been canning fruits and vegetables from their own farm and other local farms since 2010. …

Gordy’s Pickles

Spicy dills you're sure to relish

A good pickle is typically welcome any time of year, but as backyard barbecues heat up they become the essential summer accompaniment. Sure to add a zesty burst of flavor to your next veggie burger or Italian sausage is Gordy’s, a Washington, DC-based pickling company started by friends Sarah Gordon and Sheila Fain late last year. Gordy’s currently stocks four types of pickled goods—Sweet Pepper …

McClure’s Potato Chips

Pickle masters meet potato chip vets for a briny snack sensation

Anyone familiar with McClure’s pickles or our favorite Bloody Mary mix will like where the two brothers’ fascination with pickles has led them now. Drawing on the flavors of the tasty brines that started it all, the latest to get the McClure treatment are bags of crunchy potato chips. Detroit’s veteran snack food company, Better Made, provided the perfect chips as a base and McClure …