The Real Dill - Pickles, Jalapeno Honey Dill
A dynamic combination of Colorado wildflower honey, jalapeño, and onion create a pleasant balance of sweet and savory. The fateful day when we cracked open the first jar of these contrastingly nuanced pickles is now referred to as “The Pickle Epiphany,” when our hobby officially graduated to a profession. If homemade was a flavor, it’s what you taste in these uniquely familiar, yet one-of-a-kind pickles.
Justin Park & Tyler DuBoishad each been making pickles on their own, just for fun. Good friends, they would share their goods with each other, comparing notes. After exchanging recipes for a while they finally made a batch together with fresh ingredients from Tyler’s garden. The batch led to a “pickle epiphany.”
The pickles – the first ever version of their Jalapeño Honey Dills – were so unique, crunchy, flavorful, and just plain gorgeous looking that they decided that they needed to do something with their creation. They spent the better part of the next two years developing new recipes, drawing inspiration from unique ingredients that they loved to cook with but had not necessarily been typically associated with pickles.
After making a batch for all the guests at Justin’s wedding and giving them away as favors, they kept getting calls, emails and letters asking for more of those “Park Wedding Pickles.” So, after talking a lot about pickles for two years they finally took the leap and launched the brand at Denver farmers markets in the summer of 2012. To this day, they still follow the same recipes they created in their home kitchen, using all natural ingredients and home canning techniques.