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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, […]

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Mt. Olive Pickle Company Earns Industry Honor

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

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, […]

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Mt. Olive's Lebanese beginnings chronicled in Our State

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 […]

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Pickle Drop incorporates canned food drive

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

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

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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Mt. Olive Pickle marks 90th anniversary

Mt. Olive Pickle marks 90th anniversary

They were bankers, produce brokers, farmers, merchants, physicians, railroad men, and insurance executives. Together, they established the Mt. Olive Pickle Company in January 1926 in what they envisioned as a community stock proposition. Today, Mt. Olive is the maker of the best-selling brand of pickles, peppers and relishes in U.S. grocery stores, with distribution in […]

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