800 Bancroft Way, Suite 105
Our business began in a sleeping bag incubator on the side of a mountain in Northern Mendocino County. The Cultured Pickle Shop is now an entrepreneurial wonderland of bubbling stainless steel tanks producing thousands of pounds of locally grown organic soured vegetables each week. Along the way, we have seen a tiny in–law apartment with bullet hole ridden refrigerators used as incubators. We have seen all usable floor space in our apartment lined with pallets of ceramic crocks. We have carried our children on our backs through hourly rentals at community kitchens to qualify for required permits. That journey—of so many early mornings and late nights, of tonnage of vegetables thrown away, of intimidating amounts of debt incurred—has provided us with so much insight into this vast world of vegetable alchemy.