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Selling pickles
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bman    Posted 03-21-2002 at 05:52:48       [Reply]  [Send Email]
we had a large garden last summer and sold a lot of surplus veggies. we made 50 qts of pickles using granny's receipe. my wife took some to work and everybody went crazy over them. she thinks she can sell 50 qts or more this summer! first, selling processed food, is that a good idea? i don't think you can kill someone with a dill pickle. we are only selling to friends and co-workers.second, how much? claussen's cost over $3.00 a jar. i would be happy to hear your thoghts. bman

Old Sarge    Posted 03-21-2002 at 07:07:49       [Reply]  [Send Email]
They sell them all the time here in Ky. at flea markets. Some of the older ladies and the Amish folk make pretty good at it. I don't have tas buy them.

Miz Sarge pickles beets, cukes, okra, and beans fer me. Even uses hot peppers (jalapernos, Thai Dragons, and Habaneros) in the Okra an beans.


geo in MI    Posted 03-21-2002 at 07:05:25       [Reply]  [No Email]
That's a good way to find out who are your true friends are. Could be painful---one of them might have a lawyer waiting in the wings, just salivating for the chance, not to eat your pickles, but to take you to the cleaners for 1) Selling processed food items without a license or state required inspections, 2) Botulism poisoning 3) Contaminants or broken glass 4) Failure to report to the IRS
Just a thought................

Deb    Posted 03-23-2002 at 12:35:14       [Reply]  [No Email]
Completely agree!! Some Amish friends of ours get around this by selling the "mason jars" not the contents that are inside them.

Ludwig    Posted 03-21-2002 at 06:58:45       [Reply]  [No Email]
I figure the only way you could get sick other than eating too many is if they got too old.
If'n it was me I'd put an "eat by" date on the jar, and if you're just selling to friends, don't worry about it.
As for the price, maybe check out some farmstands and places to see what they charge, but I'd guess somewhere in the $4-5 range.

kraig WY    Posted 03-21-2002 at 06:33:21       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Let me tell you about homemade pickles, I'd gladdly give twice for homemade over the store bought. Closest I ever came to getting sick on home made pickles is over eatin'. Problem is its so dry hear you could raise a ruckus on a barrel of indian wiskey. If you're afraid to sell you pickles at home bring them to Wyoming.

Butch in Ks    Posted 03-21-2002 at 11:21:33       [Reply]  [Send Email]

Sell the raw produce at a farmers market let the buyer take over less chance for trouble then

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