Even better than eating stuff you’ve pickled and preserved yourself is eating stuff that other people have pickled and preserved for you.
Sauerkraut courtesy of Underground Food Collective; pickled watermelon rind from Emily (via Christopher); and some of the best bacon I’ve ever had, made by Anya from a Laughing Stock pig at the latest butchering party at her house in Oakland. Goddamn, that bacon was good.
Ed. note and update: Oops. I mistakenly linked to the wrong Laughing Stock Farm (there are a few of these in the US, apparently). Not the one in Maine, the one in Oregon.