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New Year’s Eve Pickle Drop Will Have a Different Venue for 2019

The 20th annual New Year’s Eve Pickle Drop will see a significant change this December – but only for one year. Because of a major construction project going on at the Corner of Cucumber & Vine – the location of the company’s Main Plant – the Pickle Drop will be held at the University of […]

9 Things You Don't Know About Pickles

9 Things You Don’t Know About Pickles

Pickles are one of the most popular go-to snacks in the United States. Don’t believe us? Well, the Department of Agriculture estimates that the average American eats 8.5 lbs of pickles a year. Now, those are a lot of pickles! Despite their popularity throughout history, there are a ton of lesser-known facts about and health [...]
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5 Recipes To Prepare For Your 4th Of July Party (That All Have Pickles In Them)

Get ready to hit the grocery store, fire up the grill, and turn on the oven; the 4th of July is right around the corner! Celebrating America’s birthday wouldn’t be the same without a few cookouts, so it’s time to start planning the recipes you are going to put together if you’re hosting a party [...]
BREAKING NEWS: Mt. Olive’s New Product Will Change The Way You Eat Pickles, Forever

BREAKING NEWS: Mt. Olive’s New Product Will Change The Way You Eat Pickles, Forever

If you love pickles as much as we do, then prepare your heart and stomach before reading this. Leaving the house for the day with a glass jar of pickles is so 2018. Actually, we’re not sure it was ever a thing, but now it can be. Since Mt. Olive was founded in 1926, we’ve [...]
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Mt. Olive Pickle Research Project Receives Emmy Award

Earlier this year, the Nashville/Midsouth Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences recognized Durham-based storytelling firm StoryDriven and the University of North Carolina’s Research Opportunities Initiative (ROI) for its video “Harvesting Clean Energy” with an Emmy award. “The competition this year was fierce – there were more than 900 entries from 131 […]

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New Year’s Eve Pickle to drop into 2018

Mark your calendars: Mt. Olive Pickle Company, Inc.’s annual New Year’s Eve Pickle Drop will be held on Sunday, December 31, 2017 at the Corner of Cucumber & Vine in Mount Olive. At the stroke of 7 p.m. midnight – that’s 7 o’clock EST, which also happens to be midnight Greenwich Mean Time. (That way, […]

industry award ceremony

Mt. Olive Pickle Company Earns Industry Honor

The Mt. Olive Pickle Co. Thursday was honored as Wayne County Industry of the Year. The award was presented during the annual Wayne County Industry Appreciation Luncheon sponsored by the Wayne County Development Alliance and held at the Goldsboro Event Center. “We are very proud to be a part of the Wayne County community,” said […]

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Mt. Olive Pickle ending its 60-year N.C. State Fair run

All good things must come to an end, even a flavorful 50-cent Mt. Olive pickle at the N.C. State Fair. After more than 60 years, Mt. Olive Pickle is discontinuing its participation at the North Carolina State Fair in Raleigh. The company will not operate its booth this year. “This decision comes with great regret, […]

Shirkey Baddour Family

Mt. Olive’s Lebanese beginnings chronicled in Our State

The spark of an idea for establishing Mt. Olive Pickle is credited to Lebanese immigrant Shikrey Baddour back in the 1920s. He saw local fields of cucumbers going to waste, and he thought there ought to be something done about that. His initial idea for a source of brinestock for other pickle companies didn’t pan […]

Food Drive Most Needed Items

Pickle Drop incorporates canned food drive

One of the traditions of the Mt. Olive New Year’s Eve Pickle Drop is the canned food drive for Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina. And this year, in the aftermath of Hurricane Matthew, the food drive is even more important. See the list of most needed items. “Typically after the holidays local […]

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In Matthew’s aftermath, Mt. Olive Pickle will not participate in the N.C. State Fair

For the first time in perhaps 60 years, Mt. Olive Pickle will not operate its booth at the N.C. State Fair in Raleigh, NC. The fair’s 11-day run starts Thursday, October 13. While our company did not sustain any damage to its facilities, the aftermath of Hurricane Matthew has posed significant challenges for us and […]

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Mt. Olive moves to new location at the N.C. State Fair

RALEIGH—After almost 30 years in the same location at the N.C. State Fair, Mt. Olive Pickle Company moves to a new spot this year. The company’s booth, where fair goers can purchase a pickle for 50 cents, will be located in The Marketplace, a new, large tent holding a number of commercial vendors. The Marketplace […]

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