Operation Pickle

Operation Pickle took place in 2007 at the agriCULTUREshow at Lipe Art Park in Syracuse, New York. While outdoors in the park, I conducted demonstrations to show people how easy it is to pickle using only two ingredients: salt and cabbage. I also talked to visitors about the benefits of live fermentation. During this event, I recruited volunteers to make sauerkraut for several weeks in their home, providing the supplies (cabbage, salt, pickling spices, a weight, and a glass jar with a tea towel) for free, in exchange for the opportunity to record their stories about Syracuse. The nickname for Syracuse is “Salt City” because of its historical connection to the salt industry.