High Prairie Farm (Brookings) grows this standard light green, bumpy pickling cucumber, and if you’re only looking to make a small batch of refrigerator pickles, this is the one for you! The farm uses organic practices, and the pickles are harvested the day before you get them.
Cucumbers for pickling refer to cucumbers that are used for processing or making pickles. This doesn’t mean they can’t be eaten fresh, but their thinner skins, crunchy texture and smaller seeds make them ideal for pickling. Check this link for some quick and easy refrigerator pickle recipes, or try this recipe that Shani at High Prairie Farm has shared with us:
Asian Cucumber Pickles
2 medium cucumbers, thinly sliced
¼ cup Rice Wine Vinegar
1 TBS Sesame Oil
1 tsp Olive oil
2 TBS Sugar
1 TBS Soy Sauce
1-2 TBS Sesame Seeds (optional)
¼ tsp chili flakes (optional)
1 green onion, thinly sliced (optional)
Mix vinegar, oils, sugar, soy sauce and sesame seeds together. Mix into cucumbers and optional add ins.
Let marinade for 2 hours, then enjoy.