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Fox Point Pickling Company creates small, hand-crafted batches of pickles that offer HUGE flavor from our beloved tiny state.
Fox Point Pickling Company creates small, hand-crafted batches of pickles that offer HUGE flavor from our beloved tiny state.
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Pickles?

Yup, pickles. Chances are pretty good that you like them, and so do we.

If we met anytime in the past few years, it’s likely that the conversation quickly turned to putting things into jars. FOX POINT PICKLING COMPANY dreams of creating quality and flavorful brined vegetables for you and your friends and neighbors using fresh produce and responsibly sourced spices. Dreams are how all great things get started and now, it’s finally becoming a reality. 

States across New England have their own state pickle producers but none yet call Rhody home. With over 1,200 farms, a top-rated culinary school and an enviable restaurant scene, Rhode Island has been getting plenty of attention as a foodie destination. This awesome state needs a pickle, and one Rhode Islanders can be proud of! But anytime you go to the store with a craving, you have a choice between a jar of soggy, yellow, mass-produced pickle and a better quality product from Boston or New York. There needs to be a local Rhode Island option and that’s where FOX POINT PICKLING COMPANY comes in. 

Tell me more...

Starting in September 2014, we’ll roll out with two flavors of cucumber pickles: Garlic Dills and Spicy Dills. After several years of perfecting the recipes, we've come up with an awesome mix of spices and apple cider vinegar that’s sure to please any pickle fan. The Garlic Dill pickles are crisp right out of the jar, a clean and zesty flavor with a bit of a kick at the end. The Spicy Dills bring the heat but still mimic that crisp consistency. The pickles will be sold in 24 oz. jars at local farmers markets, farm stands, gift shops, small grocery stores, online and anywhere else in the Rhode Island area that decides to give a pickle a chance. In the next year we plan to add some new products and flavors, like our Dill Carrots, as well as some very special collaborations and other treats we can’t quite share yet. 

Qualifications?

My recipes are solid and my process has even been approved by the Cornell Department of Food Science. I've obtained a business license and become a certified food safety manager. Even more, I've been accepted to Hope & Main, Rhode Island’s first food business incubator, a group that helps local food entrepreneurs by providing low-cost, low-risk access to shared-use commercial kitchens, technical resources, and mentoring. I've been working with a very talented graphic designer to create a logo, label, and other branding. And, with over a decade in the consumer public relations field helping companies to create buzz and build brands, I can’t tell you how excited I am to have the opportunity to use my background and know-how to build Rhode Island’s FOX POINT PICKLING COMPANY. 

So why do you need our help?

I’ve already gotten so much accomplished, but start-up costs are high. I need to purchase several more licenses and insurance. I’ll need a huge amount of jars, top-notch produce, vinegar and spices. Then there are labels that need to be printed along with market and kitchen rental fees. Fox Point Pickles are all handmade and hand-packed. I love the work that goes into making these pickles, I just need some help with the other resources. 

Rewards!

We have a bunch of great stuff lined up, including a limited edition t-shirt, tote bags, jar openers, ornaments, and of course, pickles! 

Check out this awesome 5" jar opener, made from recycled materials:

This adorable pickle is made of pewter accented with green glitter, and is made right here in the USA: 

Show your pickle pride with a limited edition crew neck t-shirt made especially for this Kickstsarter.  Available in sizes S - XL, or even in 2XL, 3XL & 4XL for an additional charge. 

ADD A T-SHIRT TO ANY REWARD LEVEL FOR AN EXTRA $25!

 Let everyone at your local farmer's market know that you're onto them with this stylish natural cotton tote bag (16" W x 12.5" H):  

 ADD A TOTE BAG TO ANY REWARD LEVEL FOR AN EXTRA $22

STRETCH GOAL!!

Wow! The response to our little pickle baby has been amazing! We are almost fully funded in less than a week! So that means I am posting our first stretch goal a little sooner than planned, but here it is:

If we reach $16,000, we can bring DILL CARROTS to market!

Winner of the "Best Brine" award at the 2012 Hope Artiste Village Wintertime Farmers Market, our carrots are tangy and a bit sweet and are perfect for a Bloody Mary, a charcuterie plate, or just regular old snacking. 

The additional funds will be used for extra equipment, recipe approval, produce and jars, extra kitchen fees, labels and more.

Plus, we can hire someone to create an even more amazing FOX POINT PICKLING COMPANY website and online store (you know, instead of me using Squarespace)! 

AND, everyone that has donated $75 or above will have a 16 oz. jar of Dill Carrots added to their rewards package!

Risks and challenges

Every new business has its challenges & risks. The first will be to scale up production in the certified kitchen space at Hope & Main, and I hope the second big challenge is to keep up with the demand. For any challenges that do arise though, I have surrounded myself with a great group of individuals, entrepreneurs and mentors who can share their knowledge and experience to assist me.

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    VIRTUAL HIGH FIVE: A huge thank you and a shout out on our Facebook page!

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    EASY OPEN: Virtual High-Five plus an AWESOME Fox Point Pickling Company jar opener made from recycled materials! Use it to open jars of pickles, help peel garlic or even remove lint!

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    SHOW YOUR PICKLE LOVE: Easy Open plus a neat pickle ornament to display wherever you want! It's green and sparkly, and will look great in your house, office, car, holiday shrubbery – anywhere you fancy!

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    FOR LOCALS ONLY: One 24-ounce jar of Garlic Dills or Spicy Pickles, along with a Fox Point Pickling Company jar opener and pickle ornament, that can be picked up in the Providence vicinity. We will be in touch with dates and locations in a follow-up email.
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    LOOK SHARP: Be the coolest kid on your street with a LIMITED EDITION Fox Point Pickles t-shirt created especially for this Kickstarter.

    Sizes available: S, M, L, XL Please add $1.80 for XXL; 3XL add $3.80; 4XL $5.50 per shirt. (We will get preferred size info in follow-up message.)

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    WE FEED YOU AND CLOTHE YOU: We will send you a 24-ounce jar of Garlic Dills or Spicy Pickles, along with a Limited Edition t-shirt!

    Sizes available: S, M, L, XL. Please add $1.80 for XXL; 3XL add $3.80; 4XL $5.50 per shirt. (We will get preferred flavor and size info in follow-up email).

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    WE FEED YOU MORE AND CLOTHE YOU: We will send you TWO 24-ouncejars of Garlic Dills or Spicy Pickles (or 1 of each), along with a Fox Point jar opener and a Limited Edition t-shirt!

    T-shirt sizes available: S, M, L, XL. Please add $1.80 for XXL; 3XL add $3.80; 4XL $5.50 per shirt. (We will get preferred flavor and size info in follow-up email.)

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    PICKLE PATRON: We will send you a FANTASTIC Fox Point Pickling Company tote bag to show off on your next trip to the market, along with TWO 24-ounce jars of Garlic Dills or Spicy Pickles (or 1 of each), a Limited Edition t-shirt, a Fox Point jar opener, and a pickle ornament.

    T-shirt sizes available: S, M, L, XL. Please add $1.80 for XXL; 3XL add $3.80; 4XL $5.50 per shirt. (We will get preferred flavor and size info in follow-up email.)

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    ONE FOR ME, ONE FOR YOU: We will send you TWO Fox Point Pickling Company tote bags, TWO 24-ounce jars of Garlic Dills or Spicy Pickles (or 1 of each), TWO Limited Edition t-shirts, TWO Fox Point jar openers, and TWO pickle ornaments!

    T-shirt sizes available: S, M, L, XL. Please add $1.80 for XXL; 3XL add $3.80; 4XL $5.50 per shirt. (We will get preferred flavors and sizes in follow-up email.)

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    A LIL' SOMETHING EXTRA: Receive the tote bag, t-shirt, jar opener, pickle ornament, FOUR jars of pickles, plus an extra jar of something delicious we whip up on the fly – could be something pickled or a jam depending on what our local farmers have available; but we promise you'll love it!

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    SO. MANY. JARS: At this level you will receive TWO tote bags, TWO t-shirts, TWO jar openers, pickle ornament, SIX jars of pickles, plus FOUR jars of other delicious treats we whip up. Some may be pickled and others may be jams. It all depends on what our local farmers have available; but we promise you'll love it!

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    PICKLE QUARTERLY: Four times a year you will receive a special shipment with SIX jars! Each box will contain 2 jars of pickles (your choice), plus FOUR different jars of lip-smackin’ treats. Could be pickles, jams, or another surprise depending on what our local farmers have available The first shipment will also include an extra FOUR jars of pickles, TWO tote bags, TWO t-shirts, TWO jar openers, and a pickle ornament.

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    PICKLE QUARTERLY & PARTY FAVORS: Four times a year you will receive a special shipment with SIX jars! Each box will contain 2 jars of pickles (your choice), plus FOUR different jars of lip-smackin’ treats. Could be pickles, jams, or another surprise depending on what our local farmers have available The first shipment will also include an extra FOUR jars of pickles, a tote bags, a t-shirts, a jar openers, and a pickle ornament. IN ADDITION, we will provide up to ONE HUNDRED 4-ounce jars of something delectable for you to use as favors at your special event! We will work with you to decide on a flavor that best fits the event, and to design the label. This would be a great addition to your wedding/ birthday party/ anniversary party/ golf outing/ pig roast/ holiday celebration!

    T-shirt sizes available: S,M,L,XL Please add $1.80 for XXL; 3XL add $3.80; 4XL $5.50 per shirt (We will get preferred flavor and size info in follow-up email)

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    AIN'T NO PARTY LIKE A PICKLE PARTY: We bring the pickles to you! We come to your house (or another decided upon location) within 200 miles of Providence, RI, and teach you and up to 10 friends how to make pickles! We bring the jars, spices, vegetables, and know-how, you supply the kitchen and the audience. Everyone will get 2 jars of different kinds of pickles to bring home, plus a Fox Point tote bag and jar opener. We'll also bring a case of pickles to make sure everyone has enough to snack on while we hang out!

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    PRIVATE PICKLE STASH! We will do a custom private label batch of 6 cases (12/case) of pickles for you! Your choice of flavor (or even vegetable if you wanna get crazy) and we'll work with you to create a custom label for the jars. We'll also include a tote bag to help carry some jars with you, a t-shirt, a pickle ornament, and a jar opener. Does not include shipping costs if necessary.

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