Valley Bounty: Pickles

Pickles provide a refreshing counterpoint to warm winter foods, and they’re easy to make—this time of year, possible ingredients include radishes, turnips, onions, carrots, or cabbage. Quick vinegar pickles can be ready to eat in a few hours: try it out by thinly slicing a red onion and covering with lime juice. Let sit on your counter until dinner and serve with roasted winter squash, an omelet, or a burger. Pickle ingredients and lots more are at Winter Fare today at the Northampton Farmers’ Market; recipes and links to ready-made local pickle purveyors are on the Valley Bounty page at

Valley Bounty is written by Margaret Christie


Find lots of pickle ingredients at winter farmers’ markets, or see our list of pickle makers using locally grown ingredients.

CISA’s Winter Fare brings workshops, bartering and lots more to winter markets across the region over the next few weeks.


Tim Wilcox of the Kitchen Garden on quick and simple pickles.

CISA’s Claire Morenon makes pickles live on MassAppeal.