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6758
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After selling their cucumbers to the big produce markets, farmers in Wayne and Duplin Counties were always left with a number of small, crooked ones that wouldn't sell. In the early 1920s, Lebanese immigrant Shickrey Baddour hit upon the idea to soak them in brine and make pickles. By 1925, his company was packing 6,000 cases of pickles a year. That was the start of the Mt. Olive Pickle Company, which today is the largest independent pickle company in the country. Mt. Olive pickles are number one in the Southeast and the second best-selling pickle in the United States.
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Our State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 72 Issue 3, Aug 2004, p110-112, 114, 116-117, il Periodical Website
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11236
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The Mount Oliver Pickle Company, in Mt. Olive, is one of the largest operating from a single plant in the industry. The company sells primarily along the Eastern Seaboard, with heavy sale in North and South Carolina and Virginia. The company sells more pickles in these three states than all other pickle firms combined.
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15478
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The Mount Olive Pickle Company began in 1925 in an effort to utilize some of the surplus crops of that section and it has been growing ever since. The company employs seventy-five people and fills 25,000 jars a day. Overall, it turns out about three million jars a year. Wallace gives an overview of the process from picking to packing.
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The State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 3 Issue 30, Dec 1935, p9, 20, f
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31664
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Home to the largest independent pickling company in the nation, Mount Olive, NC has kept its small agricultural town charm. The train still runs through a downtown that has managed to keep many of its original bones.
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35224
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Leah Chester-Davis proposes the value of this event for the town containing the largest independent pickle company in the United States is measured in more than dollars and cents. Its greatest value: as a community festival and family reunion site.