I have returned from my trip to Greenfield, Massachusetts, to visit the facilities of RealPickles.com. Dan Rosenburg was quite the host and my partner in sauerkraut fermentation, John Helms, and I sampled several recipes from his natural fermentation process.
We also discussed the business side of things. Food is a tough business to make a go of it. Farming it and selling it is one thing. Processing it is something completely different. It requires an entire set of rules and attorneys to figure most of them out. At the end of the day, its difficult to make a buck selling any processed food.
So, after several months of research, we've decided to keep our dreams of becoming the kings of fermented goodness to simply a hobby. Let us know if you want some homemade sauerkraut and/or pickles. We plan on producing several batches this year.