Are you ready to pickle? (It's easy- here's how to get started!)




Blooming Junction Farm & Garden, Cornelius, OR. 97113


We are harvesting tons of fresh, crunchy cucumbers (now only $1.50 lb!) and green beans perfect for pickling at home! Stop by the store, call or pre-order bulk quantities on our website here. We are also taking pre-orders for fresh bunches of dill!

Never pickled before? It is simple, fun for all ages, and homemade pickles are the best! Check out this easy refrigerator pickle recipe, no canning needed!

You will need:
  • 2 clean pint jars with lids
  • 1 1/2 pounds pickling cucumbers- washed, blossom ends trimmed
  • 4 garlic cloves, peeled and smashed
  • 8+ sprigs fresh dill weed, or 2 tsp dill seeds
  • 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes, optional
  • 1 cup cider vinegar
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons pickling salt or kosher salt


  1. Divide the garlic, dill seed, and red pepper flakes (if using) between the pint jars.
  2. Pack the pickles tightly into the jars (whole, in spears, or cut in slices). Trim the ends if they stand more than 1/2 inch below the top of the jar.
  3. Combine the vinegar, water, and salt in a small sauce pan over high heat. Bring to a rolling boil.
  4. Pour the brine over the pickles, filling each jar to within 1/2-inch of the top. Gently tap the jars against the counter a few times to remove all the air bubbles. Top off with more pickling brine if necessary.
  5. Place the lids over the jars and screw on the rings until tight. Let the jars cool to room temperature. store the pickles in the fridge. The pickles will improve with flavor as they age — try to wait at least 48 hours before cracking them open.

News posted: 19th July 2020