Crocks, Jugs, Crates

Great pieces to aid in your Spring decorating – inside and outside!

Do you have the perfect plant that would love a crock for its home? Maybe you have a wonderful collection that would look great in a fruit crate. Stop in and see what inspiration you might find browsing our shop.

unique stoneware crocks, urns with spigot
stoneware crocks and urn with spigot
very collectible jugs, crocks, bowls and more at Bahoukas

What Are Stoneware
Jugs Used For?

Before the advent of refrigeration, crocks were used in American kitchens to hold foodstuffs such as butter, salted meats and pickled vegetables. The crocks were invariably made of stoneware, a durable, economical ceramic that remains water-tight, even without a glaze.

from Chicago Tribune

CLICK HERE for a great article on upcycling an old jug – then put on your creative hat and design your own!

upcycled stoneware jug from acraftedpassion.com site

Whether creating a decorative piece or using it for baking, pickling, mixing, our crocks and jugs can be a great addition to your spring upcycling!

Stop by soon and pick your favorite piece (or 2 or 3)! Of course, we’re here … and we’re watchin’ for ya!

stoneware crocks at Bahoukas in Havre de Grace
variety of crocks at Bahoukas

Pickle? Ferment? Or just decorate?

Stoneware Crocks have many uses…

Stoneware Crocks and Jugs available at Bahoukas

The word “pickle” comes from a Dutch word ‘pekel’ or northern German ‘pókel’ meaning “salt” or “brine,” two components that are essential in the pickling process. Pickling in America is largely synonymous with the act of submerging cucumbers (or other fruits or vegetables) into a salty brine or acidic solution along with various spices to create an environment where no unhealthy bacteria can survive and your vegetable is preserved.

from Almanac.com

Stoneware crocks were used for pickling and fermenting foods for centuries! The process also gives you an easy and effortless way to make probiotic-rich fermented foods a part of your life. And if you remember pickles or sauerkraut from your grandmother’s pantry, you probably remember the flavor being much more complex and tasty than those you buy in a jar today.

Historically, the process of pickling was a necessity and an invaluable way to preserve foods for sailors and travelers. It provided families with food through the colder months.

from Almanac.com

If you’re interested in an easy-to-read introduction to pickling/fermenting, CLICK HERE for a great blog post and answers to the many questions you might have. And one more site that may be of interest in choosing and caring for a crock, CLICK HERE.

More stoneware crocks and jugs available at Bahoukas Antique Mall

But maybe you just love, love, love these old crocks and jugs. Visit this page for photos of great ways to decorate with crock pots – 36 ways, in fact.

Maybe you’ve found a container that you’d like to make it ‘look’ like an old crock. Here’s a great do-it-yourself solution.

CLICK HERE

Here are the before and after photos…

So, as you can see, we have the crocks and jugs. You can decide which ones you like and how you might use them. Stop in soon and choose your favorites. Yep, we’ll be watchin’ for ya!