Abby Lesniak & Lauryn Swanger
Bold Pickins



Abby Lesniak & Lauryn Swanger




Hand Crafted, Artisan Pickles. Butter My Bread, Down Home Dill & Ring Around the Rosemary.


Year Founded




Where did you initially create your product?

Lauryn’s parents’ kitchen.

Where can you find your product(s) today?

Various local markets: Phunk Market, Cle Market, The Summer Market, Fairview Flea
Retail: Kate & Khloe Boutique, Chez Michel French Bakery, Pickering Hill Farms, Lake Road Market, Jaworski’s Meats, The Local Flavors Shoppe and Verdi’s Italian Market.

What did you do in a former life?

Both owners still work full time jobs, Abby works in inside sales and Lauryn works in accounting.

What inspired your product(s)?

Shitty pickles.

How has Central Kitchen helped your business?

Central Kitchen has allowed Bold Pickin’s imaginative creations come to life! We would be able to operate without Central Kitchen. 

Which Central Kitchen services were used?

Incubator kitchen. Marketing course. 

Goals for the future:

Expand business to more local stores and get into a chain store. Make Bold Pickin’s into a local favorite and household name!

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