Cranston Pickles is your local, sustainable + homemade little pickle factory! Pickling anything founder Fiona can get seasonally and locally, she makes a unique range of pickles, chutneys & jams. Alongside this Fiona holds seasonal Supperclubs + serves up street food at different venues around Oxfordshire to showcase the many ways preserves can be used in a variety of tasty ways! Fiona has many sustainability principles throughout the business too – for every online sale they plant a tree to help with global reforestation and they have a no single-use plastic policy throughout.
Cranston Pickles has always been in the back of my mind. For one, Cranston is my surname so it is as though I was born to pickle! My grandparents have always made pickled eggs at Christmas so I have been obsessed with them from a young age – alongside trips to Japan having grown that obsession over the years. I set up Cranston Pickles to celebrate preserving whilst running the business in a sustainable manner – following my previous life studying + working in the fashion industry, which was quite the opposite. I have also always loved feeding people – so I now do that through my street food and supperclubs as well! Oxford is great as it has so many other independent businesses – and you really get to know your customers.
– Fiona Cranston, Owner