There’s something disarming about a hand drawn, home-printed label on a locally grown and made food product. It’s what originally attracted us to bread and butter pickles from The Pickle Patch. on a recent, regular Saturday drop-in at Piggy Market. The label was roughly torn and held on to a mason jar by a rubber band. The Pickle Patch is a local (Dalkeith, ON) provider of “pork, lamb, chicken, turkey, nitrite-free, naturally smoked bacon peameal bacon, sausages, ham & pickles”. While the pickles appear to be a side-line to their meat business, one shouldn’t think of them as an afterthought.
These are a perfect mixture of sweet and tangy and are an excellent example of a home-made bread and butter pickle. What sets them apart, however, is that they sliced almost paper thin. This makes them excellent for doing double duty as a relish to add texture and flavour to sandwiches or piled on a plate next to some cheese and some fresh Art-Is-In bread. These pickles are a repeat buy for us and we keep them in the fridge pretty much at all times.
Check them out. You’ll thank us when you do.