At Green River Picklers, we strive to produce the highest quality pickled vegetables using the simplest and most sustainable means. Our pickles are locally sourced, consciously produced, and hand packed in small batches. We aim to pay tribute to our southern heritage by continuing family traditions & preserving local food, while continuously fostering growth in our community.
So, you're asking yourself, "How are these pickles different?" Well...
For us, pickles are an art form and a way of life. We have a passion for good, consistent, & delicious products- and that drives us daily.
We think outside of the jar through innovative pickling methods. We preserve nutrient dense and naturally crispy pickled vegetables with only sea salt & organic vinegar.
Transparent production, local sourcing, & honest ingredients- these factors separate us from our competition. We source from over 25 local farms that adhere to the same morals as our company and that number is growing.
We put our focus on giving back and enriching our local community in every way. We work with various non-profits through donations, outreach, volunteering, sponsorships, and marketing. We want to expand community outreach by offering a variety of preservation classes & workshops.
Supporting our local economy also includes the people who work hard for us. We are living wage certified through a local non-profit- Just Economics.
Our ultimate goal: Taking our production facility off the grid and becoming employee owned!
You get it but might still be wondering, "Okay... So it's more than just pickles. But how does it work?"
You see, we don't do business like the rest of em'... It works like a wheel and all comes back full circle- in fact, often times- back to you.
Now the breakdown- we don't read minds but we guess you're thinking- "Geez, that's a lot of money. What will they do with all of that mula?"
Here are the basics:
So, you like what you see. But who is behind this Kickstarter? You want to know who you're backing...
It's a Family Tradition
You could say that we were born to pickle. We’ve been keeping the same pickling traditions alive that have existed in our families for many years. Our recipes have been passed down from generations before us, and we are staying true to the roots of our southern craft.
Founder, Beau Martin, grew up in the heart of the Green River in Tuxedo, North Carolina. Generations before him made our staple products & specialty items alike in a similar fashion. After years of helping both sides of his family preserve delicious foods for their family cellars, Beau has perfected the art of the pickle.
Each season you will find many family heritage inspired products including our limited edition batches of Ciola Giardiniera, Dave’s Green Tomatoes, & Suzanne’s Sweet Rings. The names of our pickled goods alone, tell the tale of our love for family, local produce, and the vast landscape of Western North Carolina.
Now. We've got you this far and thanks for sticking with us!
But you want to know- "What's in it for me?"
We have rewards that are once in a lifetime- we will literally name a pickled product after you!
There's also kitchen towels, family recipes, shirts, limited edition batches, and so much more! Find something you like and help us grow our business like our veggies, sustainably.
Appalachia is known for wild food- especially RAMPS- and yup, we pickle that! They are sustainably harvested and therefore come in VERY small batches, so they go quick! Claim this years limited batches in a few Reward Tiers!
And one of these stickers (below) & a Green River Picklers Logo Sticker with EVERY reward $10 and above!
Check out all the rewards by scrolling down. Need a WNC getaway? We've got the perfect place: Our family cabin in Tuxedo, NC, where our pickling traditions were perfected! It's a vacation home that's been in our family for many moons- don't worry- we don't live there it will be all yours for A WEEK! (travel not included)
Reward 1: A BIG Thank You and Digital Recipe Card
Reward 2: A Big Thank You and GRP Sticker & Appalachian Sustainable Agriculture (ASAP) Go Local Sticker
Reward 3 ($25 OPTION 1): Early Bird Access! A Big Thank you on our website and Digital Recipe Cards. As you may know, our seasonals go fast! You get access to our limited edition releases in 2016 (you get them first and guaranteed- no questions), GRP Logo Sticker & Go Local Sticker
Reward 4 ($25 OPTION 2): Get Pickled! Your choice of any 1 Shelf Stable pint of pickles (Beets, Beans, Okra, Jalapenos), GRP Logo Sticker, Digital Recipe Cards, Name on Thank You Page
Reward 5 ($35 OPTION 1): Merch! GRP Kitchen Towel, Handmade Pickle Fork, Exclusive Digital Recipe Cards, stickers, Name on website thank you page! (free shipping)
Reward 6 ($35 OPTION 2): GRP logo T-shirt (50% organic cotton/50% recycled plastic bottles/Made in the USA), Exclusive Digital Recipe Cards, stickers, Name on website thank you page. (free shipping)
Reward 7 ($50): Pickle Sample Pack: 1 jar each of pickled beets, okra, beans, and jalapenos. Exclusive Digital Recipe Cards, GRP Logo and Go Local stickers, Name on website thank you page. (free shipping)
Reward 8: Pickle Sample Pack: 1 jar each of pickled beets, okra, beans, and jalapenos. GRP logo T-shirt, GRP kitchen towel, Handmade pickle fork, Exclusive Digital Recipe Cards, stickers, Name on website thank you page. (free shipping)
Reward 9: Everything from REWARD 8 PLUS- 1 jar of Pickled Ramps and 1 jar of Ramp Salt! (free shipping)
Reward 10: Fermentation/Pickling Workshop at our Asheville facility (travel not included with multiple dates to choose from). You'll learn the trade of pickling from founders, Beau and Brandi. You get to take home what you make! PLUS- 1 jar of Pickled Ramps and 1 jar of Ramp Salt, GRP logo T-shirt, GRP kitchen towel, Handmade Pickle Fork, Exclusive Digital Recipe Cards, Stickers, Name on website thank you page (free shipping)
Reward 11- Quarterly Pickle Shipments- In 2016, receive 4 shipments of our 4 shelf stable products +2 seasonal products in each shipment, +tshirt, towel, fork, digital recipes, stickers, and photo or logo on website (free shipping)
Reward 12: Pickle Packers Box! In 2016, receive 4 shipments of Six 16oz jars of pickled vegetables and a Private Brews N Brines pairing for you and 7 friends at our Asheville tasting room! (travel not included with multiple dates to choose from) +tshirt, towel, fork, digital recipes, stickers, and photo or logo on website (free shipping)
Reward 13 ($2,500 Option 1): Enjoy a fully catered party for 20 people at our Tasting Room in Asheville (travel not included with multiple dates to choose from), Have a seasonal pickle named after you for 1 whole season and receive 4 jars of it! AND 4 SHIPMENTS of our 4 Shelf Stables during 2016 +tshirt, towel, fork, digital recipes, stickers, and photo or logo on website (free shipping)
Reward 14 ($2,500 Option 2): Enjoy a Week retreat for 2 people at The Ye Olde Family Cabin in the heart of the Green River Community in Tuxedo, NC (travel not included with multiple dates to choose from) & Have a seasonal pickle named after you for 1 season and receive 4 jars of it! AND 4 SHIPMENTS of our 4 Shelf Stables during 2016 + tshirt, towel, fork, digital recipes, stickers, and photo or logo on website (free shipping)
Reward 15- YOU'RE A BIG DILL! Honorary Pickler Package! Help the original Green River Pickler, Beau, create a seasonal product that will be named after you, year after year! Once that product is ready, you’ll receive a whole case! Enjoy a fully catered party for 25 people at our Tasting Room! Enjoy a full week retreat for 2 people at The Ye Olde Family Cabin in the heart of the Green River Community in Tuxedo, NC! (travel not included with multiple dates to choose from) Pickle Packers Box: In 2016, receive 4 shipments of Six 16oz jars of pickled vegetables AND 2 seasonal pickled goods in each shipment! +T-shirt, GRP Kitchen Towel, Handmade Pickle Fork, Exclusive recipe card, stickers, and Photo or logo on thank you page! (free shipping)
Risks and challenges
2015 is a big year of growth for GRP. While we have this project running, we are ramping up production, taking on more customers, and working on our Community Tasting Room. If we do not get funded through this campaign, we will struggle with expansion to meet and keep up with our increasing demand. This means less local produce preserved and fewer pickles for your belly!
Our rewards will not begin shipping until the fall because of our many projects and increased pickle preservation. Our quarterly shipments will begin in January 2016. By waiting to ship rewards, we are able to find all the local produce to create our seasonal batches throughout 2015.
All funds will directly impact our community. We want to expand community outreach by offering a variety of preservation classes & workshops.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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