The memory of pickling dilly beans in Vermont with his parents in the 1970s inspired Rick Field to begin making pickles in his Brooklyn apartment in 1997. After lots of research, he began turning vegetables from the local farmers’ market into a creative collection of award-winning pickles with names you won’t forget. Today you can pick up Windy City Wasa Beans, Phat Beets, Smokra, Whup Asp, Slices of Life, and lots more at gourmet stores, the Union Square Market in New York, by calling 212-358-0428 or on line at RicksPicks. On the web site, you’ll find pickle pairings as well. Check out the Pregnancy Pack, or Stinky Sweethearts, or join the Pickle Club.