Pickling ingredients and supplies in BK
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.
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.
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.
616 Lorimer St, Brooklyn, NY 11211
re: Jack Barber
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..