Our third Annual Report for Real Pickles Cooperative features highlights of our mission-related work for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2016. This year, we highlight our efforts to partner with our community to build a better food system. With assistance from two community loan funds, we grew our fermentation space to allow us to annually purchase 97,000 more pounds of regionally-grown organic vegetables! We partnered with Old Friends farm to bring you our newest product – Organic Turmeric Kraut. Yum. Plus we calculated how many pickle dollars were spent regionally to operate Real Pickles: 93% stayed in our community and supported our staff, our farmers, local vendors and mission-aligned organizations. Read on to learn about Kitchen Garden Farm, our newest Good Food Award, and our work with a team of engineering students at UMass Amherst. Check it out.
Take a look at our second Annual Report for Real Pickles Co-operative, featuring highlights of our mission-related work for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2015. In this year’s report, we calculated how many miles our vegetables travel on average from farm to fermentation, and fermentation to fork – the answer is: not many! We feature a farmer and a retailer, and report on where the vast majority of our waste goes (to the compost). You can also read about our worker-owner education program and our continuing efforts to build the New Economy through our co-operative business model and support in community capital-raising. It was a great year! Check it out…
We’ve completed our Annual Report for fiscal year 2014, check it out! You’ll find it filled with numbers and stories from our first year as a co-operative. It documents our highlights and major accomplishments from the past year and describes the multiple (financial, social, & environmental) bottom lines of our business. The report includes a farmer profile, a map of our product & supply chain, details on our environmental impact, staff employment and compensation, community engagement, and our brand new 5-year vision statement. Take a look to learn more about how we measure our success!