Pickle Power

Phat Beetz Youth Pickle n’ Catering Company
supports youth, and you too!


Want to support your digestive tract with a daily dose of healthy cultured pickles, kimchi, krauts, and dilly beans? Join “The Cultured Case,” a new monthly subscription of preserved, fermented, and pickled foods from the Phat Beetz Youth Pickle n’ Catering Company. The business is a CSY, meaning Community Supported Youth, so as you munch on half-sour dill pickles or mustard seed kraut, you’re also supporting job training for youth in food preparation, marketing, finance, and catering local events.

Phat-Beetz-LogoPhat Beets Produce connects small-scale farmers of color to urban communities through farmers’ markets, school farm stands, youth market gardens, and community kitchens. Young people hired into the pickle company have had previous food justice training through Phat Beets’ Fresh Fellows program or are referred by the North Oakland Restorative Justice Council. Produce used in their products comes from Phat Beets markets and farmers and is organic and/or pesticide-free. Choose from different items each month, available in three sizes. Pickup takes place on five days during the first week of each month from five locations in Oakland and Berkeley.

The youth-run pickle company started in 2013 and currently employs five young people. By joining the CSY, you can indulge your hot sauce and pickled-veggie cravings while helping urban youth develop hands-on work skills. Subscribing also brings new tastes to your plate and palate. Don’t miss Kale Yeah! Kraut, Hellapeno Taqueria Mix, and of course, Parsley, Sage, Rosemary n’ Hella Thyme Herbed Salt.


Rachel Trachten