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Garlic Chive Pickles

Summer heat got you in a pickle? Try making zesty garlic chive pickles! They’re great as a quick, cold snack and maybe even better on a sandwich! This recipe is easy to make, uses only a few ingredients, and brings out all the best flavors of cucumbers, garlic chives, and mouth-watering spice combos.

For extra flavor, add whatever spices you want! We love to add mustard seeds, dill, and garlic cloves. Cut the cucumber into long, thin strips; big chunks; or small rounds! Honestly, no matter how you make them, they’ll be delicious! Check out this recipe from Back Porch Paleo for a zhuzhed-up version of the recipe we adapted!



  • 3 pickling cucumbers
  • 2 tbsp chopped garlic chives
  • 1/2 cup of water
  • 1/2-3/4 cups vinegar
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • (optional) any other spices you want


Slice pickling cucumbers horizontally or vertically. Place in jar. Add chives to a jar. In a saucepan, bring water and vinegar to a simmer. Add salt and pepper, and stir until dissolved. Pour warm liquid into the jar until cucumbers are covered. Let it cool, then refrigerate for 24 hours before eating.


November 10 until March 9, Thursday Market is operating within its Winter Hours of 3-6 pm to accommodate the end of Daylight Saving.

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Market UmbrellaMarket Umbrella is an independent nonprofit 501(c)(3), based in New Orleans, whose mission is to cultivate the field of public markets for public good. Market Umbrella has operated the Crescent City Farmers Markets (CCFM) since 1995.

Crescent City Farmers MarketThe Crescent City Farmers Market operates weekly year-round throughout New Orleans. The CCFM hosts nearly 60 local small farmers, fishers, and food producers, and more than 150,000 shoppers annually.