Grandpa Albie’s Fresh Pickles

On occasion, your CSA box might surprise you with a recipe and nearly everything needed to make it. Last summer, pickling cucumbers, garlic, dill, a quart-size Mason jar and this recipe for Grandpa Albie’s Fresh Pickles from Granor Farm was a mid-summer gift.
Photography By D. Lucas Landis | June 01, 2013


In a quart Mason jar, place the vinegar, salt, sugar, garlic, mustard, pepper and dill. Add the cucumber slices and fill with warm water to within 1/2 inch of the mouth of the jar. Put on lid and shake. Place in the fridge for 24 hours, then enjoy.

Refrigerated, Grandpa Albie’s pickles keep for three weeks, but we guarantee they won’t last that long.

Recipe courtesy of Granor Farm


  • 1/2 cup vinegar (apple cider or white)
  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 1/4 teaspoon yellow mustard seeds
  • 1/4 teaspoon black peppercorns
  • Fresh dill to taste
  • 2 large cucumbers or 1 3/4 pounds small pickling cucumbers, sliced
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