Blue Ridge Pickling, LLC
We're Dane & Francesca
Welcome to Blue Ridge Pickling, LLC!
After Francesca completed her law degree in Southern California, we moved to Virginia in 2019, settling in Aldie, VA at the foot of the Blue Ridge Mountains.
During the pandemic, Francesca began to suffer from stomach issues. Always trying to find natural remedies, we began to experiment with fermented foods.
After dialing in some recipes, we began to give our friends and family our homemade pickle products as gifts for various occasions. We received some fantastic feedback and decided to see if we could make this “small batch” pickle dream a reality.
Partnering with local produce distributors and spice companies in the Northern Virginia area, we have worked to perfect our pickles and can’t wait to share them with you!
A Healthy Choice
It’s important to note that the health benefits of pickles can vary depending on the ingredients, preparation methods, and additional additives used in the pickling process. Moderation is key, as pickles can also be high in sodium, which may be a concern for individuals with certain health conditions.
Pickling is a process of preserving and flavoring food by immersing it in vinegar or brine. This is especially important because we focus on preserving seasonal produce.
It’s essential the pickling process is done accurately and safely.
We use best practices, follow strict hygiene protocols, use only high-quality ingredients, and utilize food-grade sterilized jars, ensuring the pickles are safe for consumption.
We pickle our product in a commercial kitchen.
Commercial kitchens have all of the necessary equipment and storage space.
Commercial kitchens are licensed and regulated by local health departments, which ensures that food is prepared safely and that the kitchen is kept sanitary.
Great pickling starts with the freshest ingredients. A farmers market is one place where you can find fresh, locally sourced fruits, vegetables, and spices.
You can find Blue Ridge Pickling, LLC at a local farmers market.
AND You can pre-order for
pickup at the market!
After opening a jar of pickles, it’s important to store them properly to maintain their freshness and flavor. For more information visit Pickle Storage Guidelines
Unopened jars of pickles can last for several months to a year, depending on the type and storage conditions. Once opened, pickles should be refrigerated and will typically remain good for several weeks to a few months, again depending on the specific product.
Aldie, Virginia is a small town located in Loudoun County; a vibrant and picturesque county located in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Nestled in the northern part of the state, it is a part of the Washington Metropolitan Area and is known for its scenic landscapes, rich history, and growing communities.
Founded in 1757, Loudoun County has a deep historical heritage. The county was named after John Campbell, the Fourth Earl of Loudoun, who was a British military commander during the French and Indian War. It played a significant role in the American Revolutionary War and the Civil War, with various sites and landmarks still commemorating those events.
Loudoun County’s landscape is characterized by rolling hills, farmland, and picturesque countryside. It is often referred to as “DC’s Wine Country” due to its flourishing vineyards and wineries. The county’s fertile land and favorable climate make it an ideal region for agricultural activities, and it is known for its locally grown produce, including fruits, vegetables, and even hops used in craft brewing.
Overall, Loudoun County offers a blend of history, natural beauty, economic vitality, and community spirit, making it a sought-after destination for individuals and families looking to embrace a rich and fulfilling lifestyle in the heart of Northern Virginia.