Lynnae’s Gourmet Pickles

There’s nothing I love more than a  family business success story.  Even better, a local Tacoma family business.

I work in a family business myself, and I know the joys and challenges of working with family.  It seems to me that the ladies of Lynnae’s Gourmet Pickles have got it figured out and are producing a mighty fine pickle, one jar at a time.

I had the pleasure of sitting down with Aly, who gave me some samples and told me the story of their company.  The pickle recipe is a family secret, passed down through the women of the family.  Only when Aly married into the family did she get to learn the recipe — and now she’s one of the pickles’ biggest fans.

Lynnae’s Gourmet Pickles offers Mrs. Pickles, their original sweet and sour dill, and Hot Mama, a sweet and sour dill with a hint of jalepeño-driven heat.  They also make a pickle relish in both flavors. Continue reading →