Pear and the Pickle's market is a throwback to a bygone era, when general stores were, by necessity, the centers of the community. But it also looks to the future, responding to a growing demand for local economies and food that’s independent from faceless corporations. The name nods to that complexity, referencing both the pear orchards that once covered Troy Hill and the neighborhood’s industrial heyday, when many residents worked as pickle packers at the nearby Heinz plant.
Our goal is simply to capture the spirit of what the Troy Hill neighborhood once was, and what the neighborhood can be. With a vintage wooden counter and bright, cheery atmosphere, Pear and the Pickle’s market shelves are stocked with whole bean Stumptown coffee, basic pantry items and a small selection of gluten-free Boar’s Head meats, cheeses and produce. Pear and the Pickle is not meant to be a supermarket, but rather a place to grab that one more thing you need to finish dinner, including seasonally prepared items from the café.
If you have suggestions on what you'd like to see on the shelves of the market, please feel free to email pearandpickle[at]gmail.com or stop by and tell us in person!