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Pickle Vendor Uses Local Produce in Rye

RYE, N.Y. -- Every Sunday morning, Megan Davenport rises early to load up barrels of pickled goods into her truck and hustles them over to the Rye Farmers' Market .

"It's a good workout," said Davenport, who runs the Dr. Pickle stand at the market.

The family-owned company, based in Paterson, N.J., has been in the pickling business for over 80 years and makes its products from seasonal local produce.

Dr. Pickle serves up a three types of pickles to suit the discerning customer's palate, from half-sour to three-quarters to full.

Davenport said the three-quarters sour seems to sell the most in Rye.

The company also makes marinated mushrooms and olives, and an assortment of pickled vegetables.

Rye resident Bruce Miller picked up on a gallon of pickles mixing all three pickle types together.

"When I was a kid, I used to buy pickles in downtown Brooklyn right out of the barrel," said Miller. "These pickles take me back. They're the best I've had in 50 years."

Have you tried Dr. Pickle's pickles?

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