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Garlic Scape Pickle

Crunchy, funky, spicy fermented garlic scape pickles, the perfect alternative to capers.

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We are in love with Atina Foods' deliciously crunchy, Good Food Award–winning Garlic Scape Pickle. For the new batch of this super-popular this collaboration (it sold out quickly last year!), they used Bird's Eye Chilis, a small but powerful chili grown by our partner farmer cooperative in Tanzania, along with local garlic scapes from upstate New York and Atina's blend of spices. This year’s scape batch has a sweet chili kick!

These pickles are a true salt ferment, with no added vinegar or water, retaining their delicious crunch throughout the fermentation process, giving them a sweet finish! Try them on eggs, bagels and cream cheese, mashed potatoes, pizza, in a tuna salad, on a charcuterie plate or anywhere you'd use capers.

Garlic Scapes are the flowering stem of the hard neck garlic, the kind of garlic grown mainly in the Northeast, as hard neck garlic is hand-sown. The long curly scapes are picked in order for the garlic bulb to grow big, some tossed in the field and some available in the market for a short time. They are a secondary crop to the storable garlic, which needs no refrigeration. Upon surveying garlic farmers in the Northeast, Atina Foods found that nearly 70% of scapes go to waste. How much pesto can a person make?

Atina Foods is proud to work with and preserve these marginalized vegetables. 



New York, USA


Garlic scapes are chopped and fermented with salt and spices


Organic NY garlic scapes, salt, fenugreek, mustard seed, asafoetida (gluten-free), bird’s eye chili.


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Real-life (and business) partners Carrie Dashow and Suresh Pillai launched Catskill, New York-based Atina Foods in 2015.

Atina Foods is known for their holistic food that uses local produce with a global taste, with a focus on preserving marginalized vegetables without minimal refrigeration.

Their recipes are evolved from Suresh's traditional upbringing in Kerala, South India, the ancestral home of Ayurvedic health practices and a place where one considers food as medicine eating for health is a practiced custom.

Each condiment has a carefully considered beneficial combination crafted to balance 6 basic tastes classified in Ayurveda as Sweet, Sour, Salty, Bitter, Pungent (hot) and Astringent (earthy/fermented), to generate a unique complexity of taste that is as delicious as it is beneficial to your health!

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how do we compare? Supermarket Icon Supermarket Fair Trade Icon Fair Trade
Heirloom Spices Yes No No
Fair Prices for Farmers Yes No Depends on global commodity price
Time in Storage None. We import spices at harvest Up to 10 years At least 1 year
Flavor Profile Intense & fresh Stale & bland Inconsistent
Knows Farmers Names Yes No Unlikely
Customer Service Fast responses from real people! No There might be a 1-800 number?