Looking for an easy way to preserve the delicious produce you bought during Farmer’s Market Week? Read more on the history of pickling.
Served crispy as an appetizer or spicy as a snack, pickled green beans, more commonly known as “Dilly Beans”, can even be served instead of celery in a Bloody Mary. Pickling is a way of preserving food especially during the summer when there is an abundance of fresh, local produce.
Pickling began 4,000 years ago using cucumbers native to India. Pickling was used as a way to preserve food for out-of-season use and for long journeys, especially by sea. Pickling and food preservation developed and grew in the United States during the sixteenth century with the arrival of new foods from Europe and other parts of the world. Although the process was invented to preserve foods, today pickled foods are made and enjoyed because people like the way they taste.
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Akin Bak Farm posted to Facebook about a special they are running for those looking to pickle cucumbers
|Akin Bak Farm is on RT 140 in Franklin|
You can also find information about Akin Bak on their webpage http://www.akinbakfarmllc.com/