We are Tom and Jessica Weldin and we own and operate the Texas Pickle Company, LLC, out of Sugar Land, Texas. We use the freshest, locally sourced ingredients without the use of preservatives, additives, or dyes. Our unique pickling process preserves the texture and enhances the flavor of our veggies for a taste experience that is unmatched!
Together with our two children, we moved to Texas from California in 2013. We used to go to farmers markets every weekend and would always get these great, fresh pickles. We tried to replace them with store bought pickles but we were unsuccessful. We love to cook so it was obvious that we needed to learn how to make them ourselves. We bought a canning & pickling book (from Lowes!) and got reading. We produced a few jars of habanero dill pickles and left them out for friends and family. The response was overwhelming! I only had to hear ‘best pickles I’ve ever had in my life’ a few times before realizing that maybe we had something special. We thought that this would be a fun family thing to do and it could teach our young children about farming, our community, and bringing a product to market.
Very early on, we decided we wanted to work with and support our local farmers. Having been brought up with little exposure to the sources of the food we ate, it was very important for us to make sure our children fully understood where their food came from and to understand the importance of the farmer in their daily lives.
During the year after we decided to create the Texas Pickle Company, we spent most of our free time learning about the science and history of pickling & canning while developing more recipes. We experimented with different textures and processing methods in order to perfect the experience that we were looking for.
In November of 2014, we had our first event at a local yoga studio and we were up and running! We’ve been selling at farmers markets since January of 2015 and the local response has been fantastic.
Thank you for visiting our website and for being a part of this cool thing that we love!