Lafayette pickle purveyors Old Soul (www.oldsoulpickles.com) now offer its bloody mary-ready jars of "pickle jubilee" at Whole Foods Market on Broad Street (300 N. Broad St., 504-434-3364; www.wholefoodsmarket.com) and through online grocer Good Eggs NOLA (www.goodeggsnola.com).
Pickle jubilee features a spicy blend of cucumbers, green beans, asparagus, okra, yellow onions, jalapeno peppers and garlic in its apple cider vinegar brine.
Following the pickle jubilee's honorable mention at the Red Stick Farmers Market canning competition in 2011, mother and daughter team Gaye and Abigail Spaht launched Old Soul in 2013. The Spahts are regulars at the Lafayette Farmers and Artisan Market and pickles through Baton Rouge delivery service Country Table Delivery (www.countrytabledelivery.com). Old Soul also offers pickled beets, pickled zucchini and squash, salted caramel, Mexican chocolate fudge sauce and seasonal items, like a recent habanero apricot jam. — ALEX WOODWARD