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A note from the Founders

Thanks for digging deeper! We obsessively passionate about our business and love the chance to share more about ourselves with curious friends and fans. 

Here's a little history.

Prior to venturing to the United States, Shai grew up in Israel, learning fermentation in his Grandmother Ester’s kitchen. I’m a native of Northern California and growing up in an area so culturally oriented to natural food has been a major influence.

Our paths collided when we met while backpacking through Brazil. It’s truly been non-stop adventure ever since. We got married, eventually settled in Jacksonville, Florida and are currently on the most intense leg of the journey yet: parenthood.

2010 was the year we launched Olive My Pickle. We started selling fermented pickles and brined olives at the farmer’s market in Jacksonville. Along the way we identified the focus of our business. It's all about gut health. Plant based fermented vegetables are foundationally important to optimal gut health. 

We value eye contact, connection and communication with our fellow humans. With a shared bend towards risk taking, we'll try It while leaving idealism on the table. We want OMP to be a ‘salt of the earth’ business and generally be regarded as people that add flavor to our local community.

We’re grateful to our family for their love and support, to our kids for their patience and to our customers that teach us continually to be better.

We’re grateful to our family for their love and support, to our kids for their patience and to our customers that teach us continually to be better.

Thanks for reading and please stay connected with us by signing up to get our e-newsletter, The Digest.

Love, peace + pickles,

Charlotte and Shai (pronounced like ‘shy’)

Core Values

Stay Small

Small isn't a size, it's an attitude. Small means that we stay close to our business as it grows. Small means it doesn't get away from us or go to our heads.

Stay Smart

We’re curious and we like to read up on what’s new in the fermented + probiotic world. From research to new recipes, we strive to know our stuff and to be a credible source of information. 

Stay True

True means being open + honest in all we do, a standard that applies equally to relationships, business and food.

Stay Grateful

Everyday, no matter the challenges, we’re thankful that we're authoring our own lives.

Stay Fun

There’s never a dull moment on the front line of small food. We keep the pickles positive with plenty of music and a dearly held belief that life is a creative adventure.

 

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