Last Friday a group of Herb Society of American members, and I, toured the Franklin County Community Development Corporation to see how foods and libations are being prepared in their commercial kitchens and special facilities. I’ve already described our tearful demonstration of the making of horseradish sauce. We also went across the street from the CDC to visit with Real Pickles founder Dan Rosenberg. Rosenberg used the CDC facilities for several years until he was successful enough to buy his own building across the street and continue growing his business, a line of fermented pickles.
Rosenberg is devoted to supporting our local food system by buying most of his produce from farms within a 50 mile radius, and selling his products only in the Northeast. I wrote more about this inspiring and energetic young man here.
During our tour of the Real Pickles operation we also heard about their solar power, and the clever way their refrigeration unit makes use of outdoor cold air in the winter. Rosenberg is committed to sustainability in every possible area.