Youth Pickle Co.

About the Program

Phat Beetz Pickle ‘n Catering Company

The company, started in 2013, grew out of a collaboration between original youth leader Lorena Ramos and The Fresh Fellows Youth Program. Phat Beetz Pickle ‘n Catering Company produces fermented, preserved, and pickled foods using local produce from Phat Beets Produce markets, gardens and our farmers network.  Youth learn to market their hand-made products, gain business and finance skills, and cater local community events. Prior to joining the company, the youth have either gone through the Phat Beets’ Fresh Fellows program food justice program, the North Oakland Restorative Justice Council (NORJC), or through Children’s Hospital Oakland.  For to order or to get more info please email 

The Phat Beetz Youth Pickle Co. was a finalist for the 2019 Good Food Awards for our Ginger BeetDown Kraut.  You can find our products at Berkeley Bowls, Bi-Rites, Good Eggs, Rainbow Grocery,  Biofuel Oasis, Temescal Produce market, Methodology and many more spots to come.

Product List

We do custom drinks, preserved goods, pickles, and krauts in any size.  To see our standard product list and prices please *click here.

Looking to just shop check out our online store at



Come Get A Taste Of Food Justice!
Matthew rocks a workshop at BioFuel Oasis
Jermari and Sammy getting ready to mix Ginger BeetDown
Bria’s pickled spread at an event we catered for Clif Bar