Horman Family Pickles Go Retail
Nick Horman Jr. took his family pickle business retail. His grandfather, father and uncle all made crisp classic pickles sold in bulk to delis and restaurants, and for private-label packing. But the younger Mr. Horman (at right, with his father), fresh out of college about eight years ago, started peddling the pickles at farmers’ markets and fairs, in plastic containers. Now, Allen Pickle Works in Glen Cove, N.Y., the family company, is packing the pickles in quart jars, which are being sold in stores for the first time. They are cold-cured with whole spices, garlic, peppers and the like...
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