Number One Sons to Close at the End of August

Pickle purveyors and farmers market regulars Number One Sons will close at the end of the month, according to an announcement on their website.

Their last local appearances will be on Saturday, August 27th, at the Downtown Silver Spring Farmers Market, and Sunday, August 28th at the Takoma Park Farmers Market. Washingtonian reported yesterday that they will be closing after a decade in business.

“Since 2012, we’ve made pickled and fermented food and drink that we’ve brought to our neighbors at farmers’ markets across the Washington DC area,” the statement reads. “In the spring of 2020, we transformed overnight from a farmers market pickle company into a pandemic grocery delivery business. Such a business transformation is only possible with incredible community or massive resources. Guess which one we had? 🙂 Our customers trusted us. Our team met a mountain of unknowns with grace and grit to make 30,000 home deliveries of local food in 2020. And, our partners embodied flexibility as we all figured everything out on the fly. We bit off a lot during the beginning of the pandemic, and, this year, we re-reconfigured and returned to our farmers’ market roots. Thanks for standing with us these last few years while the world spun unpredictably.

“While many businesses are facing rising costs and an increasingly challenging business environment – we recognize our fellow food businesses that are continuing to evolve, innovate, and grind it out. Local independent businesses are key fibers in the community tapestry. Please continue to support them, as you have supported us over the last decade.

“We are thankful, and in awe, of our customers, crew, fellow market businesses, and partners (microbes too!) who have been a part of this salty little thing. It’s been a gift to do this with you.”

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