Who are you calling ugly? Oh, our pickles? Ah, that’s right, because they are. Made from cosmetically-challenged produce, these pickles help heal our food system by rescuing perfectly edible produce from going to waste. Supporting farmers and the planet, as you happily snack? We hope you think that’s a bit beautiful too.
Our pickles are naturally
Plant Based! Gluten Free! Fat Free!
Way Snappy! Real Ugly! Waste Fighting!
Tasty as Heck!
It doesn’t sparkle like grocery store produce, and it probably isn’t sexy enough for your next Instagram post.
What it is though, is the three-legged carrot, the overgrown squash, the curved cucumber. Slightly misshapen, cosmetically blemished - perfectly edible, but imperfect enough to pass over. Another hefty chunk of our produce comes from overabundant harvests from local farmers. Sometimes these are the glamour shot veggies, but ultimately, if farmers can’t sell it, it’s food waste all the same.
AMERICA IS IN A FOOD CRISIS
Over 40 million people in the U.S. are food insecure, yet 40% of all food is wasted. Much of this is perfectly edible produce that lives and dies never coming close to a dinner plate.
CRAVING FLAWLESS FOODS
Billions of pounds of wasted produce gets trashed for cosmetic reasons. Consumers seek out blemish-free, homogenous produce, and retailers in turn, meet these demands. So perpetuates our perfectionist food economy.
EAT RADICALLY WITH US
At Ugly Pickle Co., we work to smash all conventions around produce ‘perfection.’ We rescue tasty, irregular produce before it’s written off as ‘too ugly’ to create delicious products, making it easy for you to eat your way to a radical food future.
BE PROUD OF YOUR PICKLE
Feel incredible about your food choices. Eat with us and be the solution to eliminating waste on our evolving planet. Luckily, it’s easy when it tastes this darn good.