A rundown of some metro Detroit premier pickle producers
Published: June 13, 2012
Where to buy: Plum Markets, Rocky Peanut, Eastern Market and in farmers' markets in Ann Arbor, Birmingham, Dearborn, Northville, Royal Oak, Wayne and Ypsilanti. Mudgie's and Woodbridge Pub in Detroit use Perkins Pickles. The Painted Lady Lounge in Hamtramck uses Perkins' brine for its Pickle Back cocktail.
Website: Perkins Pickles has a Facebook page.
Pickler Blair Nosan got started on pickles while living on a Jewish Farm in Connecticut. "We made a variety of pickles in the ways of the old world," Nosan says, "using fermentation instead of vinegar. I was so charmed by the process and the incredible flavors, I brought my skills back with me when I returned to Michigan."
Now her pickle products can include parsnip kimchi, butternut squash kimchi, dilly beans, and fennel and turmeric cauliflower. She has sold them on a "subscription" basis for the past two years, but she hopes to soon be operating out of a licensed kitchen and selling at area farmers' markets.
Where to buy: by request at email@example.com
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