Phil has to have a pickle for lunch. Anything pickled rates high with him. I am not sure how common a love of pickles is but Detroit has become a mini-center of pickle making in recent years.
The pickling-making tradition continues today, with several small artisanal companies popping up alongside larger pickle producers in recent years. If you haven't sampled the variety of pickles that Michigan has to offer, check out this list for ideas. And later this summer, maybe even consider swinging up to Linwood, Michigan (in Bay County) in August for its annual Pickle Festival.
The number of new companies making pickles continues to grow. And although this may not save the city, it will serve our appetites well. Some of the newer local pickle companies include McClure's, The Brinery, Suddeny Sauer, Perkin's Pickles, Topor's, Hausbeck and of course Vlasic.
Most of this information came from DETROIT METRO PARENT.
Many pickle businesses where you live? Is it a national trend?