Plate of mt olive pickles and a jar.

Mt. Olive Pickles

When met with a surplus of produce, Southerners turn to Ball jars of brine. In one Wayne County railroad town, this led to the launch of a booming business — and a small town’s identity.

Mount Olive

When your hometown is famous for its namesake pickle company, you don’t mind saying you grew up across the street from a pickle plant.