Pickled, Not Stirred: The 2024 Pickle Festival Goes 007

By NC Pickle | January 23, 2024

Welcome to the most dill-lightful mission of the year, the North Carolina Pickle Festival is channeling the suave sophistication and thrilling adventure of James Bond. Think of it as your license to dill, where the world of secret agents collides with the zesty tang of pickles. Picture this: pickled foods, pickle-themed artisans, and an atmosphere…

Hats Off to the 2023 Sponsors of The North Carolina Pickle Festival!

By NC Pickle | April 24, 2023

Sponsors are to festivals as brine is to pickles. You can’t have one without the other, and that’s so true for this year’s North Carolina Pickle Festival in Mount Olive. Sponsors keep the festival operating and help it grow each year. And, honestly, we couldn’t do it without them! We want to sincerely thank these…

Mt. Olive Dill Pickle Doughnuts

By NC Pickle | April 18, 2023

Eric Cane of Holly Springs, NC, made this dill-lightfully different take on the doughnut, making it both sweet and savory with Mt. Olive pickle juice and dill relish.  Ingredients Doughnuts Mt. Olive Dill Pickle Frosting Directions Servings: 6 

Pork Pickle Pepper Salisbury Steaks & Creamy Dill Alfredo Linguine

By NC Pickle | April 14, 2023

Brenda Watts of Gaffney, SC, created this sumptuous entree using a variety of Mt. Olive pickle products she selected for just the right flavor. Her winning entry is definitely worth trying! Ingredients Salisbury Steaks Creamy Pickled Alfredo Linguine Sweet pickle florets Directions 1. Prepare Salisbury steaks. In a large bowl, mix ground pork, ground pork…

Creamy Pickle Spring Rolls with Sauce

By NC Pickle | April 14, 2023

Sapphire Wasson of Angier, NC, did some Asian fusion with a flair, using Mt. Olive pickle juice and dill chips, earning her top honors in the appetizer category of the 2023 recipe contest. Ingredients Pickle Peanut Sauce Creamy Pickle Spring Rolls Directions Pickle Peanut Sauce Creamy Pickle Spring Rolls

“I Could Have Had a V-8” Pickled Bloody Mary

By NC Pickle | April 14, 2023

Sylvia Bare of Apex, NC, concocted this spin on a bloody mary cocktail using Mt. Olive pickles and pickle juice in a unique and tasty way. It was the winning drink in this year’s recipe contest. Try it yourself and you will see why. Ingredients • 1 16-oz can of V-8 • Two decorative glasses…