Britt's Pickles is growing - Again!

Just when we have caught up our peeps buy more pickles, kraut and kimchi. We need more equipment to keep up with demand.

About the campaign

From Fresh Produce to Healthy, Great Tasting Food

At Britt's Live Culture Foods, we are committed to providing great tasting live-culture foods and to promoting the human health benefits that these foods have to offer. We use time-honored techniques, proprietary recipes and natural fermentation processes to ferment fresh vegetables and fruits in oak barrels. We believe in supporting our community so we use locally grown organic produce whenever possible. Our approach preserves the food while creating beneficial enzymes, B vitamins, Omega-3 fatty acids and various strains of probiotic bacteria. For millennia, cultures around the world have been eating fermented foods and recent medical studies show that there is a link between eating probiotic rich foods and overall health.

Here's the Scoop

We know you love Britt's Live Culture Foods and it appears that word is getting out - the larger world is discovering our fermented foods as well. Folks are beating a path to our door to get healthy food that tastes great - a good problem for us to have!

While our live culture fermented foods protect all of our digestive systems and overall health, we need your help protecting our bodies which prepare and package these delicious foods for everyone to enjoy.

Britt's employees are working their fingers to the bone at our Pack House, hand-packing jars of fermented product and screwing each lid on by hand, for orders as large as 10,000 jars. To meet demand and provide delicious and healthy fermented foods to everyone who wants some, we need packing equipment and a conveyor belt. Our hands would forever thank you.

Packing equipment and a conveyor belt will relieve our hands, and a fork-lift and trailer would relieve our backs.Presently, we use a rented truck to haul 600-lb oak barrels of pickles, sauerkraut and kimchi from the "Hatchery" (our fermentation house) across the road to the "Pack House." With a forklift and a trailer, not only would our backs be relieved, but we would be more efficient in getting our product from us to you. Consistent with our sustainability policy, we have identified a line of used packaging equipment which satisfies our production needs and is compatible with our current facility.With the help of your loan, Britt's will be able to purchase this equipment. It's simple:Britt's Live Culture Foods keep you healthy and your financial support keeps us healthy.You get the return of your loan and assurance that Britt's Live Culture Foods are available to all.

Please Join Us - Buy a Square

Eating live culture foods helps people stay healthy, so the health of Britt's also is directly related to the health of our customers. The time is ripe for live culture foods:people are becoming more knowledgeable about the importance of live foods and more committed to eating local, organic, healthy, sustainable food.

We welcome you to participate in our fund-raising campaign – it's a loan, not a donation, and it's easy.Buy a square for any amount from $50 to $1000.We will pay you back over the next few years.

Through your investment, Britt's success is your success. We would love to thank you in person. Stop by and taste our foods at Britt's Live Culture Foods at Pike Place Market or at one of the many Seattle-area Farmers' Markets. To find out more about Britt's Live Culture Foods, visit our website, find us on Facebook and follow up on Twitter.

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About Britts Live Culture Foods

Britt's specializes in making naturally fermented pickles, kimchi and kraut the old-fashioned way - in oak barrels using unique combinations of fresh herbs and spices. The oak barrels impart a particularly delicious crispness and the assortment of herbs and spices create tasty and satisfying flavors. Britt’s offers eight different fermented food products at PCC, Whole Foods, as well as some Seattle area co-ops and grocery stores. Britt’s also provides seasonal ferments at Britt’s Pike Place Market location and at Seattle-area Farmers’ Markets. We are a small company on Whidbey Island dedicated to our regional community of fermentation fans.

At Britt's we believe in fermenting and eating vegetables which are sourced from our region. We use local, organic ingredients in our ferments when they are available. We love teaching our community how to ferment vegetables grown in their gardens or obtained from their local farmers’ market and offer classes on home fermentation processes and techniques.

Britts Live Culture Foods was established in 2012, and is located in Clinton, WA.

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