Support Local Hustle: BIPOC Pop Up Sale with Vector 9

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Our latest Support Local Hustle: BIPOC pop up will feature visual art, pickles, and live music and performance by Vector 9 artists!

Outdoor courtyard at Moon Palace Books, 3032 Minnehaha Ave, Minneapolis

Saturday, August 18, 3-9pm

RSVP to our Facebook event

This event is free to enter, cash only, and open to all folks who would like to contribute to a respectful space explicitly against sexism, transphobia, and racism.

BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color) Vendors will be selling their art, baked goods, pickles, and jewelry, among other treasures. Goods are $1-$20. Continue reading “Support Local Hustle: BIPOC Pop Up Sale with Vector 9”

August Events

Pickle Factory closed 8/12-8/22

The Pickle Factory will be closed 8/12-8/22. This means I won’t be able to email you back or have any pickups scheduled during that time.

But never fear! I have plenty of sales during that time for you to get your pickle fix!

Reminder that I am a CASH ONLY small business. Save money and the planet by bringing me clean glass canning jars (please no dirty pb jars). Thank you for supporting small, local businesses. Supporting workers striking against Amazon is really important, AND feeding cash money into networks of small, hardworking artists and makers in your local community is next level. The more we buy locally the better our quality of living, because big corporations can’t get a foothold in our markets. I know not everyone has the cash to spend, so please support us in other ways like sharing our events and inviting your friends! Everything counts!!

Details below.

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July Salad Walk at Tamales y Bicis Farm

Salad walk flyer with white text on green onoins

Please join Pickle Witch for a Salad Walk!
Tuesday, July 24
Meet at 6
Tamales y Bicicletas Farm: 2820 15th Ave S, Minneapolis
We will meet at 6pm at Tamales y Bicicletas Farm. Have a nibble, take a sip, and enjoy this urban farm. At 6:30 we will gather to talk about foraging, and then we will walk around the farm to fill our bowls with wild foods. We will be done by 7:30, but I encourage you to hang out and eat and socialize until the bugs come out around 9.
 
Pickle Witch pickles and shirts will be for sale at this event.

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Can tap water be de-cholorinated for fermentation?

I have been told over and over again that you have to let your water sit out on the counter for 24 hours before using it for fermentation, because of concerns about chlorine in the water killing off beneficial bacteria. I was curious about this method, which comes from the idea that chlorine is a gas and will evaporate over time.

Water is our most important resource

Water is life. This means we don’t want crude oil pipelines running through sacred land. All land is sacred in some way, and those pipelines leak and burst and contaminate groundwater forever. No amount of Dawn can clean the earth after massive pipeline failures. Entire biomes die.  Building pipelines disregards sovereign tribal lands and the health of our environment.

Flint, Michigan, after four years, still does not have clean, lead-free water. One of the basic responsibilities of a municipality is to provide clean water to its residents. This crisis was caused by a scheme to cut costs, incompetence, and a cover up that has lead to widespread illness and deaths. The city recently stopped giving residents free bottled water to mitigate this disaster, further disenfranchising low income people.

In Minneapolis, we get all of our drinking water from the Mississippi River. Agriculture, industry, and urban runoff all drain into our River. When we throw down cigarette butts, don’t pick up our dog waste, don’t gather our leaves, fertilize our lawns with pollinator-killing pesticides… It all goes into the river we drink from and the lakes we swim in. Water quality is much worse for people in New Orleans and further down the Mississippi.

Keeping our water clean and accessible is extremely important

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Support Local Hustle: Backyard BIPOC Pop Up Sale

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Our next Support Local Hustle: BIPOC pop up will feature visual art, pastries, pickles, and a plant sale! It will be held near Powderhorn Park.

Backyard near the SW corner of Powderhorn Park, 34th 1/2 St & 11th Ave S– Follow the signs!

Sunday, May 6, 2-6pm

RSVP to our Facebook event

This event is free, cash only, and open to all folks who would like to contribute to a respectful space explicitly against sexism, transphobia, and racism.

There will have a place to hang out, drink beverages, and eat snacks. BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color) Vendors will be selling their art, baked goods, pickles, and jewelry, among other treasures. Goods are $1-$20. Continue reading “Support Local Hustle: Backyard BIPOC Pop Up Sale”

2018 Pickle Witch Community Supported Fermentation (CSF)

Pickle Witch is fermenting, preserving, and curing foods in a Minneapolis kitchen. All of my fermented pickles are vegan and gluten-free, in addition to being delicious and packed with healthy, live probiotics. I use the best possible produce and ingredients, make food in small batches with a touch of magic, and use sustainable packaging.

All of these products make great gifts!

Join the Pickle Witch CSF to get a jar of ferments every month!

Since the 80s people have been supporting the local organic food movement through Community Supported Agriculture (CSA). By buying “shares” of a farmer’s produce before their crops go in the ground, consumers guarantee the farmers have the cash to live and plant, and share in the financial risk and reward of the uncertainties (drought! bugs! the unknown!) of farming without farmers being reliant on financial institutions. Learn more about CSA.

This isn’t a CSA, where you are buying shares to support a farmer and buck the industrialization of agriculture. This is a CSF!  Read the end of this post for more on how this model is supporting me and people like me.

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April 17 Pickle Party!

This is a celebration to welcome spring, and to announce my new pickle subscription! I’m really excited to be partnering with some friends to have an afternoon of snacks and hangs in a cozy space!

SNOW DAY RESCHEDULE:

Tuesday, April 17, 5-9p
Modus Locus, 3500 Bloomington Ave

Tuesday, April 17, 5-9pm

Dulceria Bakery (artisan Mexican pastries- gf/v options), Red Wheat, (breads and crackers- v options), and Pickle Witch (fermented pickles- gf/v) will be selling our wares at Modus Locus Gallery (3500 Bloomington Ave).

Buy things from your favorite vendors! Win prizes! Eat pickle snacks!

Entrance to this event at Modus Locus is free!

Buy Raffle Tickets for $5, and bid on a prize. Buy a wristband for $10 and gain access to yummy pickle snacks in this pop up space. (CASH only!)

You don’t need a ticket/wristband to purchase from vendors.

The gallery is served by bus route 14, there is plenty of bike parking available, and on-street car parking. The nearest ATM is at Sam’s Market, across the street.

3/25 Pickle Workshop FAQ

I’m hosting another hands-on pickle workshop! We are going to prep some delicious veggies for fermentation together, and make a spicy (to your individual taste) kimchi-inspired ferment.

Sign up here: https://goo.gl/forms/BGFjuuNG73LG4UcD2

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/172846266682620/

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Where/When is the workshop?
  • How do I sign up?
  • What should I expect?
  • What will I come home with?
  • What am I responsible for bringing?
  • How much does this cost?
  • What do I do if I have more questions?
  • Who is the Pickle Witch?

Where/When is the workshop?

Sunday, March 25, 10:30-12:30p
Wedge Table: 2412 Nicollet Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55404
This is a wheelchair accessible location.

How do I sign up?

  1. Fill out this form: https://goo.gl/forms/BGFjuuNG73LG4UcD2
  2. Make a payment

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Support Local Hustle: February BIPOC Pop up

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Our next Support Local Hustle: BIPOC pop up will be held at

Jourdain Room: 511 Franklin Ave S

Sunday, February 11, 12-7pm

RSVP to our Facebook event

Please join us and support local BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color) artists, bakers, creatives, and makers at this warm and inviting pop up!

This event is free, cash only, and open to all folks who would like to contribute to a respectful space explicitly against sexism, transphobia, and racism.

Vendors will be selling their art, baked goods, pickles, and jewelry, among other treasures. Goods are mostly $1-$40.

If you would like to donate at the door, we will be raising money for Cafe Southside, a local safer space for queer and trans folks in South Minneapolis.

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Fire Cider for Health and Wellness

Boost your immune system!

Flu and sickness season has descended upon us. It seems as though the flu is manifesting itself as an upper respiratory virus this year, and I am seeing my community going down right and left! Besides washing your hands and drinking lots of water, what else can you do to give your body its best chance at warding off illness?

Fire cider and raw honey.

I am offering 16 oz of fire cider, with the option of a 6 oz container of grade A, local, raw honey. Everything you need to help your body combat illness! See my Available Ferments, and email me or come to an event to purchase this combo.

What is fire cider?

“Fire cider” is a bunch of good stuff, steeped in organic apple cider vinegar. It’s a warming tonic, a home remedy, that boosts your immune system and has anti-inflammatory, anti-viral, antibacterial, and anti-oxidant properties. And it tastes good!

Why are you selling honey with the fire cider?

Some brands put honey in the tonic, but I know that everyone likes a different level of sweetness, and some of you don’t do honey as a part of a commitment to cruelty free ethics. So I offer #sidehoney.

This honey is extremely local, and very special. Beez Kneez is a woman-owned business in Minneapolis that does amazing work to educate and advocate for pollinators. They extract their honey using bicycles, deliver their honey by bike, and even bike deliver to your home! They are committed to raw honey- no heat/pasteurization is used, which means more natural goodness for us.

This honey is “zip sourced” in the 55406, thanks to hive host Ghandi Mahal- a Minneapolis restaurant with amazing food, first closed-loop aquaponics system ever installed in a Minnesota restaurant, very supportive of urban agriculture. This is all made possible by Beez Kneez partnering with different urban institutions to host bees, teach, and advocate for the health of our pollinator friends. Continue reading “Fire Cider for Health and Wellness”