Wayne-based food manufacturer acquires Farm Ridge Foods’ pickle assets

It’s a big dill.

Wayne-based pickle manufacturer Patriot Pickle acquired the pickle assets of Farm Ridge Foods, according to a Tuesday announcement.

Farm Ridge Foods distributes pickled products into the retail channel under its own name, as well as private label and third-party brands.

“This is an exciting time to be a leader in fresh pickle manufacturing. The acquisition of Farm Ridge Foods is a key step towards rounding out and building up our internal retail sales capabilities,” Bill McEntee, CEO of Patriot Pickle, said. “Fresh, refrigerated pickles are a key growth area for our retail and foodservice partners, and we are excited to be able to better serve them more directly with this acquisition.”

Patriot Pickle operates a state-of-the-art, 86,000-square-foot facility that is SQF Level 2 and HAACP certified. Additionally, Patriot has a deep commitment to sustainability to ensure its practices are modern and its manufacturing environmentally friendly. Each of these tactics, along with sourcing fresh cucumbers and rich ingredients, creates a pickle like no other.

Patriot Pickle manufactures and ships fresh, high quality pickles across the U.S. to thousands of restaurants, delis, supermarkets, and distributors. With the motto “Always Fresh, Always Crisp,” Patriot offers a variety of refrigerated pickles, sauerkraut and other pickled veggies.