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John Anderson

Long famous for its pickles, Enumclaw has been home to three companies, Farman's being the most famous. But the oldest was Naches Pickles, which later became Osceola Pickles. Started by the Jokumsen family in 1929, the factory began its forty-eight year operation on Porter's Prairie at the site of the first school in the area.

(Unrelated factoid: Pickleball, now an international sport, was invented in western Washington in 1965.


Craig Goodwin

Very interesting. Thanks, John, for sharing this with us.


My family loves a recipe for an appetizer that requires Farman's Sweet Pickles. I have not been able to find these the last couple of years...I keep trying though, and ran across this article.

If anyone has any information on whether these particular pickles still are manufactured, either by the Farman's name or another, please let me know.

I live in the Olympia WA area. Thank you! :)

Craig Goodwin

Sorry Pamela but I haven't seen them around either. The sure were good!

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