WE PROUDLY PRODUCE PICKLES THAT PACK A POWERFUL PUNCH. THEY’RE PLANTED, PICKED, PREPARED AND PACKAGED BY THE PLEASANT PEOPLE AT OPPORTUNITY KNOCKS. IT’S A PRETTY PERFECT PLAN. IF YOU ASK US.

What is Knockout Pickles

Knockout Pickles is a small batch line of farm-to-jar artisanal pickles. The production, marketing, sales and distribution are all performed by young people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. We aim to excel in 3 areas of purpose:

JOBS

Meaningful and gainful jobs for Warriors

Revenue

Sustain the enterprise and support OK

Quality

Create a premium product to take to market

Our Recipes

A one-two power punch of garlic and dill flavors leave no mistake you’ve tasted our original and signature variety of Knockout Pickles

INGREDIENTS: Cucumbers, vinegar, water, salt, garlic, dill seed, black peppercorn

 

 

Take the one-two garlic and dill flavor jabs and add a spicy hay-maker to make for our most daring flavor profile of Knockout Pickles

INGREDIENTS: Cucumbers, vinegar, water, salt, garlic, dill seed, black peppercorn, red pepper flakes

 

 

Garlic and dill flavors still lead the way, but a hint of sweet makes this profile the preferred variety for folks who like a little less KOP punch

INGREDIENTS: Cucumbers, vinegar, water, salt, sugar, garlic, dill seed, black peppercorn

Our people

Sonya

Sonya Taylor is from Oak Park where she lives with her mother. Not only does Sonya help make the pickles but she is one of best pickle sellers. You can find her at different farmer’s markets selling our pickles to customers. Sonya is one of our most social members of the sales force who isn’t afraid to go out there and get her sale. Sonya has been a part of pickles from the beginning. Not only does Sonya help make the pickles she also helps grow them on our farm. Sonya is our resident comic who thinks everyday should be her birthday.

Patrick

Patrick O’Rourke is one of our founding picklers. Patrick has been pickling with us for 5 years and is the man behind the slicer. Patrick also has another job at FFC in Oak Park. He is the muscle behind the operation and helps make sure the quality of our pickles are top of the line. His favorite flavor of pickles is spicy. Patrick’s favorite part making pickles is slicing them. Patrick also is vital in growing the pickles on our farm. He is an aspiring super villain who’s dream job is President of the United States.

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Katrina

Katrina Jeffries  is a student at the OPRF CITE program and has been a Warrior at Opportunity Knocks for three years. Katrina is a recent addition to our pickling team. She currently works in the Rush Hospital kitchen in addition to working for Knockout Pickles. Katrina’s favorite part about being on the pickle team is demonstrating her pickle slicing skills. Katrina is also a member of our Warrior Catering team where she hones her kitchen skills. Katrina is a vital member of the team who specializes in making buckets of pickles for our restaurant customers.

Our partners

GREAT LOCAL RESTAURANTS

SOLD IN BULK FOR USE ON THE MENU AT THESE LOCAL RESTAURANTS

LOCAL RETAILERS

SOLD BY THE JAR ON THE SHELF AT THESE LOCAL ESTABLISHMENTS

WHERE ELSE TO FIND KNOCKOUT PICKLES

SUGAR BEET FOOD CO-OP'S WINTER EUROPEAN FARMER'S MARKET

Get your Farmer's Market Fix during the offseason! Visit with favorite farmers and producers, including your favorite Warrior Pickle Team. The market runs on Saturdays from 10 AM to 2 PM at the CO-OP, located at 442 S. Grove in Oak Park, IL. Here are the dates:

November 17  |  December 15  |  January 19  |  February 16  |  March 16  |  April 20

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KNOCKOUT PICKLE BLOG

STORIES OF WARRIORS IN ACTION ALONG THE WAY OF GROWING, HARVESTING, PRODUCING AND SELLING KOPS

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