November 11, 2021
Hi Pickle Fans,
Today we have some very sad news. We’ll be ending our home delivery service the week of November 15.
We created this service with the dream of connecting our customers with the best local farmers and artisans. The quality of what they grow and make, and the values they represent, align perfectly with our own products and the culture at Number 1 Sons. Together with our partners, we’ve found so much happiness in being a part of this little food community with you.
Our home delivery service was born out of necessity and opportunity during the pandemic. Last summer, when many folks couldn’t go to the farmer’s market and grocery store shelves were empty, we were glad to be able to bring good local produce, staples and our own pickles and ferments right to people’s homes. But since then, our weekly orders have gone down drastically, and our limited resources can’t keep up with the logistical planning, staffing needs and vehicle maintenance that are required to run a truly robust home delivery service.
We decided to focus the remainder of this year on our first love: farmer’s markets. We want them to be the best they can be and provide top-notch service to our customers there. Currently, we are planning a whole new experience at the markets for next season that we hope you will have the chance to enjoy in person!
Thank you so much for being a part of this. What a privilege to get to know you and your food favorites. We’d like you to be able to stay connected to our vendors and the items you’ve come to love. To that end, we’ll be publishing a guide of where you can find them.
We are starting a new journey at Number 1 Sons for next year, one that will include many other ways to get products into your home with convenience, and that may even involve some form of home delivery. So stay tuned — as hard as this decision was for us, we can’t express how much we value your patronage, and there is much more excitement to come in 2022!
Humbly, and with lots of gratitude,
Yi Wah, Jordan, Stephanie, Naveen and the Pickle Factory Crew