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OUR PLEDGE

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We're, unconditionally and unapologetically:

  • Natural: Made only with ingredients you'd recognize from your pantry or garden.
  • Clean:  Made with only singular ingredients, meaning that none of our ingredients contain other ingredients. 
  • From scratch:  Made in house and by hand. No outsourcing.
  • Unconventional:  Proudly paving our own path, not blindly following the dogma of our industry.
  • Responsible:  Doing right by our community and our environment. 
  • Independent:  100% founder owned, meaning we are loyal to our values, not the deliverables of an investor.

Let’s face it, if we aren’t making our community - and the world at large - a better place, our time here will have felt like a waste. Most businesses have resources and reach that the average person doesn't, which is why we believe that it’s our responsibility to seek out creative ways to leverage our resources in order to make a positive and lasting impact on our environmental footprint and community.

Our Environmental Commitment

We hold ourselves accountable for the impact we make.

Our Zero Food Waste Commitment:

“Waste not, want not” is a proverb that we take to heart. When you wash, prep, and cut over 4,000 lbs of fresh produce every single week, you wind up with a lot of food waste. In the early days of The Real Dill, we were tossing around 200 lbs of food scraps in the trash every week. Cucumbers, raw horseradish, dill, and peppers were bagged up and taken to the dumpster. Throwing all of those scraps in the landfill never seemed like the best way to dispose of them. So, we partnered with a handful of local nonprofits, which turn our food trash into compost treasure. Every week, we divert about 775 lbs of vegetable waste from the landfill and into the hands of our composting partners. That’s over 40,000 lbs per year! With these partnerships and a little creativity, we've successfully progressed forward on our journey to becoming a pickle company that achieves zero food waste.

Our Zero Food Waste Commitment:

“Waste not, want not” is a proverb that we take to heart. When you wash, prep, and cut over 4,000 lbs of fresh produce every single week, you wind up with a lot of food waste. In the early days of The Real Dill, we were tossing around 200 lbs of food scraps in the trash every week. Cucumbers, raw horseradish, dill, and peppers were bagged up and taken to the dumpster. Throwing all of those scraps in the landfill never seemed like the best way to dispose of them. So, we partnered with a handful of local nonprofits, which turn our food trash into compost treasure. Every week, we divert about 775 lbs of vegetable waste from the landfill and into the hands of our composting partners. That’s over 40,000 lbs per year! With these partnerships and a little creativity, we've successfully progressed forward on our journey to becoming a pickle company that achieves zero food waste.

Our Sustainability Initiatives:

  • Striving to operate a zero food waste facility through our composting and recycling programs
  • Our employee-led “Green Team” directs sustainability initiatives to further the company’s environmental impact

Our Progress:

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  • Divert over 40,000 pounds of food scraps away from the landfill annually.

Our Charitable Partner Program

Not only are we committed to humbly serving ourselves, our collaborators, and our customers, we are also devoted to supporting and leaving a lasting impact on our community. In the beginning of 2017, we launched our Charitable Partner Program, in which we partner with one local nonprofit on a long-term basis to achieve our goals of giving back through community outreach and fundraising.

The GrowHaus (2017, 2019-present)

The mission of The GrowHaus is to cultivate community-driven food justice through education and food access. They offer food distribution programming and educational opportunities related to growing and cooking food, as well as overall wellness. The organization serves the Globeville and Elyria-Swansea (GES) neighborhoods, two vibrant neighborhoods in North Denver, rich in culture and tradition. However, residents of GES face barriers to living a healthy lifestyle. There is not one full service grocery store for the 10,000 residents living in GES. Additionally, the heavily industrious neighborhood has been deemed one of the most polluted zip codes in the country. However, residents of Globeville and Elyria-Swansea are incredibly resilient and passionate about supporting their neighbors and ensuring healthy food access.

 The GrowHaus strives to be a community-driven organization, meaning that their goal is to have all programs led and implemented by members of their community or others from similar neighborhoods. They are successful when the youth, families, and communities that they work with are empowered to feed, nourish and strengthen themselves and each other.

We have raised over $47,000 to support The GrowHaus' mission to make healthy food a right for all and not a privilege for some.

Denver Food Rescue (2018)

Denver Food Rescue is a Denver-local nonprofit that uses the sustainable method of bicycle power and an amazing volunteer crew to save good produce from grocery stores, farmers markets, and distributors that would otherwise be thrown away. Denver Food Rescue then redistributes this food directly to organizations that work with food-insecure communities.

 In 2018, we've raised over $8000 to support Denver Food Rescue's mission to address health equity, food security, and integration feedback.

Our Values 

Inspired by Mother Nature, we do things differently. Here are some of the ways we create the best products of their kind in the best way possible.

We’re relentlessly committed to making the absolute best products of their kind.

 As a collection of culinary trailblazers, independent thinkers, and innovative makers, we're inspired by creativity and ingenuity and challenge ourselves to reimagine what’s been done before. We approach consumer packaged goods with a chef’s mentality, meaning that we’re slaves to the details. We handcraft all of our products in small batches, with obsessive attention to quality. In fact, when it comes to quality, we make no compromises. Everything is created in-house, and made 100% from scratch using whole, singular ingredients. That means that none of our ingredients contain other ingredients, and we don’t use anything that you don’t recognize from your own pantry or garden.

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