Cambro’s Business of the Week: Good Pickle

If we had to get into a pickle, we’d want it to be The Good Pickle. Sourced with ingredients that are as local as possible, The Good Pickle promises extremely fresh pickles with bright flavors and a perfect crunch. While some pickles are heat treated, The Good Pickle one produces products fermented the old world style—slowly. While you may think owner Ashley Tenud has been pickling for decades, he only started a few years ago. After his child made a jar as a gift and it turned out to be a big hit, Tenud began learning about fermentation and the health benefits it affords. While name “The Good Pickle” alludes to their classic pickles, they also have “angry” and “cranky” varieties that turn up the heat!

What inspired you to get into foodservice?

“I fell in love with fermentation after my 11 year old came up with a spicy pickle recipe that blew everyone’s socks off and haven’t turned back since.”

What do you love about your business?

“I love working with the food community on all levels, from farmers to other makers to restaurant/shop owners. I enjoy creating fun ferments that make people think outside the box and challenge their traditional conceptions of the foods we eat.”

What’s the most interesting thing to happen to your business?

“The community love and support has been amazing, at times overwhelmingly good! People love the fermented products I make and share them naturally with their loved ones. That is the coolest thing by far!”

What is the biggest challenge you’ve had to overcome?

“Being a packaged food business through the pandemic! Oof!”

Which Cambro products help make your business work?

“All the containers! I use everything from 1qt to 20 gallon round and square containers for creating our pickles and storing ingredients. I don’t know what I’d do without multiple 20 gallon Camwear® food boxes!

About The Good Pickle

Location: Portland, Ore.

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