Kickstarter: Giving Local Food Businesses A Kick In The Pickle

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"What do you think of Rick's Mean Bean's," I asked Katherine Grover, co-founder of Two Sisters Organic, a small, local pickle purveyor trying to get off the ground in Dallas. "Nobody likes a limp pickle," she replied. Grover wasn't trying to disparage Rick's -- she thinks they make a fine product -- but Grover likes her pickles with a little more crunch.

Grover teamed up with Katie Beck. They met as sorority sisters at Baylor, but pickles weren't a factor there. Grover's pickle obsession blossomed later, during a trip to Bosnia when she encountered ajvar, a relish of red bell peppers, eggplant, garlic and chili pepper. Her original idea was to start a business based on Eastern European flavors, but she's settled on good old fashioned cukes for now.

The pair teamed up with another friend, Carla Huddleston, and are now turning to the public for help. They've signed up with Kickstarter to raise money to get their product to the International Pickle Festival in Rosendale, NY.

Two Sisters isn't the only Dallas-based food business using the popular fundraising site. Jakalope Mobile Kitchen, the self-described meat-free gastrowagon, signed up to raise money to dress up their truck. That effort, which expires in three days, is coming up short. The truck is still operational though.

The two sorority sisters on the other hand have some momentum. They have $5,100 in pledges so far, and the goofy video they produced has something to do with it. You can watch the film on their Kickstarter page here.

I've had Two Sisters' pickles. They're good. They take an interesting approach that shuns loud, spicy flavors, relying simply on dill, a light vinegar, and in a second version some garlic and a good kick of heat. It's a completely different approach from the popular Rick's Picks, a New York-based pickle company built on loud, bold flavors. Two Sisters pickles are quite quiet in comparison.

All of their pickles are completely organic. When produce season allows, their cukes will be local, too. And like Grover promised, the pickles have plenty of snap.


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Interesting innovative business for a pair of fresh grads from Baylor!  Sic'em!  I'm from Baylor and it's fantastic to see Baylor alums being proactive and creative in the business-sphere.  

twinwillow
twinwillow

I can skip the manicurist next week. No nails left after last night.

Kergo 1 Spaceship
Kergo 1 Spaceship

fFirst tollway tramps, liars, business folk, pedestrians, part timers, retiree's and bankers!  The only pickle I want to be involved with today is Elvis and Kinz running down a runner........AND I don't want to see any of that crap I saw last night!  I want:

-Mitch the Bitch at First (I would take Mike Young's glove and hide it behind the toilet)-Kinz, tiny E.., Beltre, Nap Nap Weiner.-Gentry, Hambone, and Cruz.-And Matty Ice on a short leash.-Then Adams, Dutchy, Oliver, Feldy and Nefti (in that order).

AND I want the little Redshoes to oil down the gloves, wipe the eyes, and drink a Redbull, so, we don't have to witness more ridiculous plays like last night.  

I primarily follow the Red Sox, but have invested time and money in THIS thing since 1981 (when I was a Jr. Ranger).  That being said; boys, like a gentle sage with one eye once said........"lets git er done!".

Let's git er done.

Let's git er done for Larry in Lakewood; for the housewife in Plano, the construction worker in Garland...........the guy smoking cigs and drinkin' dat cheap beara at the Texoma dam.......the lady with four kids (with buzz cuts and sleeveless shirts) at Walmart that you can hear hollerin at them across the store........for the middle aged frau with a boob job who thinks she's smoking hot.........for that guy with the tribal tat's and backwards hat..........for people like me that only wish the weekend on vacation (even if it's Turner Falls or Lost Pines; maybe Santa Fe or the Ozarks?)........for the guy in Mckinney that makes brisket the REAL way (indirect heat, smoke, time).........for the guy at Home Depot that used to play semi pro ball in the 80's and now works in the tile department.........for my neighbor Bob, who is having a Halloween Party tonight, so I had to hide my seasonal decorations, lawn chairs, and cover my plants.  Last time at 3 AM,one of his party guests threatened to "kill all of you mother_______s, if'n you don't make Lulu come out-NOW!"  And he had a guest in a souped up Monte Carlo nearly take out the swings at the park.  Ahhhhh, when rednecks party, everyone pays the price.  And you'd think they 'd mow the yard in advance?  Nope. Or move that brush pile that collects trash? Nope. Or move that tire from out front? Nope.  

Josh's broken records
Josh's broken records

That guy don't live in McKinney, Kergs..He lives in the northernmost part of the Hill Country..a little place known to the locals as Cuss and Spit, TX...Little bit North of General Granbury's place and a little bit South of Charles Goodnight's ranchero.

No brisket tonight, I'm gonna cook some beer can Cardinals methinks...Eff the Redbirds, Long Live the Redshoes!!!

LaurenDrewesDaniels
LaurenDrewesDaniels

Seriously? Oliver prior to Feldy and Nefit?! Oliver!? He's a last freaking resort. (Nefit will be back.)

Kergo 1 Spaceship
Kergo 1 Spaceship

Yup yer right JBG!  Either that or he lives in Ladonia, or Cumby.  Nice nod to Goodnight......salute'. Does BBS ever visit?  Nice thinkin' on the recipe.  I think I'll fancy stuffed redbird.  

Things I've eaten today:-chicken fried chicken and provolone on a hoagie w/jalapeno's-eggs, maple sausage and chorizo burrito-homemade BBQ chicken pizza

Things Ima gonne eat wartchin' the game:-Brats w/sauteed onions and peppers-Pizza-Beef fajita sandwich w/swiss and Kerg's bruscetta (the key is the pickles!)

Josh's broken records
Josh's broken records

Good Point, Kergs like to yank chains once in a while.

Methinks it goes down more like this: Harry, Ceej, Adams and then Neftali.

Kergo 1 Spaceship
Kergo 1 Spaceship

Yup, take it to the bank.......hopefully Matty throws 8 and a 1/3, and we don't need all that. AND YES, Nefti will close this game.  

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