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McClure’s Pickles founder details what makes a great pickling cucumber

Bob McClure, co-owner of McClure's Pickles in Detroit, sat down with Produce Processing to discuss his company's processes, products and exactly what ... continue reading »

After trial and error, McClure’s Pickles finds right mix for ready-to-drink Bloody Mary

McClure’s Pickles co-founders (and brothers) Bob and Jim McClure wanted to pair their Bloody Mary Mixer with a vodka to create a canned ready-to-dri... continue reading »

Michigan awards $1.8 million to produce processors for advancements

A score of food-processing projects in Michigan will be awarded funds under a competitive grant program. The $1.8 million in grants for the 20 proj... continue reading »

USDA studying health benefits of pickling cucumbers

Craving a pickle? Go ahead and take a bite. Fermented vegetables are a healthy choice for a snack. Cucumber pickles are the most commonly consumed ... continue reading »

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Pickle, canned mushroom grading terminology revised by USDA

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) has revised the U.S. standards for canned lima bean, canned... continue reading »

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McClure’s Pickles adds ready-to-drink bloody mary

McClure's Pickles is taking its bloody mary cocktail mix a step further by getting into the ready-to-drink market. McClure's new ready-to-drink blo... continue reading »

Pickling cucumber industry centered in Michigan

Did you know Michigan devotes more acreage to pickling cucumbers than any state in the union? The Mitten state harvested more than 34,000 acres of ... continue reading »

Hausbeck Pickle receives grant for packaging investment

Hausbeck Pickle Company of Saginaw, Michigan, plans to invest in new machinery and equipment to package products in a stand-up pouch, w... continue reading »

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Fewer farmers taking chance on cucumbers as science fights downy mildew

With failed harvests, fewer growers are taking a chance on cucumbers. According to USDA records, pickling cucumber acreage declined nearly 25 percent... continue reading »

Swanson Pickle’s next generation stepping up with improvements

A new crop of Swansons are learning to manage risk and transition at the family’s farm and processing facility in Michigan’s Muskegon County. T... continue reading »