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Pickling ingredients and supplies in BK

tex.s.toast Oct 7, 2010 09:01 AM

The title says most of it - im willing to call around at some of the usual suspects but i figured i'd ask here before embarking on my goose chase.

looking for good, affordable sources for jars/lids, cukes and pickling dill. i'm doing this with a few other people, so if anyone had a recommendation for a place that could give a discount on a case, all the better.

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    kariface Oct 7, 2010 10:15 AM

    Whisk in Williamsburg does a case discount

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    1. re: kariface
      Jack Barber Oct 8, 2010 08:06 AM

      Whisk or Brooklyn Kitchen for the supplies.

      Then I would hit the big vegetable stand at Saturday McCarren farmers mkt. (Or any greenmkt really.)

      Tons of dill and kirby cukes (still in season at least another couple weeks). Banana peppers. Green beans. Okra. Probably a dozen pickling concepts, all local, none more than $2/lb.

      Brooklyn Kitchen
      616 Lorimer St, Brooklyn, NY 11211

      1. re: Jack Barber
        jen kalb Oct 8, 2010 12:45 PM

        Are you still seeing heads of dill? It seems to me that this came through the market more a couple of months ago and the process is certainly over in my home garden.
        anyway, good luck! pickling is great fun.

        try some fruit pickles, like seckel pears or crab apples (both in the markets now too) - they are great for a thanksgiving dinner table and easy, too..

        1. re: jen kalb
          Jack Barber Oct 8, 2010 02:29 PM

          Yes there is plenty of dill. (Bought some Wed @ USq.) They do two plantings.

    2. jen kalb Oct 7, 2010 10:37 AM

      hardware stores typically have boxes canning jars and, rims and lids as well as salt, lime, etc.. I usually pick these up at an Agway in NJ but I have bought them at typical neighborhood hardware stores in Brooklyn before. You might also call some city pickle makers like Gus's or Rick's Picks and ask where they get their suplies of cukes and dill. I think its a little late for local supplies of these - so you may need to buy dried dill heads and non-local cukes. Maybe if you need a case of pickling cukes a local produce store like say 3 guys would sell you one.

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