The micro-bakery and farm girl brand, Pickle & Myrrh, has arrived, to the delight of Merrickville and North Grenville residents.
Erin Kergen, originally from Brockville, left Ontario on a three-month internship in Public Relations for Banff, Alberta, some twelve years ago, thinking it was going to be a summer of fun in the mountains. She fell in love with the western province, and had a wonderful career working for some of Calgary’s most notable events and organizations.
Two years ago, Erin and her husband, Tyler, started a family, and a new dream was born: to create a lifestyle all around the nostalgic ways of living. Erin launched her brand, Pickle & Myrrh, in the summer of 2016. It specializes in artisan caramels, old fashioned treats, and all natural health and home products.
On November 1, Erin, Tyler, and their daughter Willow, moved to Merrickville. By November 15, Pickle & Myrrh Sea Salt Caramels could be found on store shelves in Brockville, Kemptville, Smith Falls, Carleton Place, and Merrickville.
Erin said: “We had an opportunity to live anywhere in Canada, and chose the character of Merrickville’s community to come to, and bring my brand. I hoped I would have success, but didn’t dream in just a few weeks my caramels would be as popular as they are. I’m delighted at the welcome we have received!”
The Village Bean in Merrickville was the very first store to place an order before Erin had even arrived. Owner, Robyn Fredrickson, found Pickle & Myrrh on Instagram and knew it would be the perfect fit for her customers. “The caramels looked amazing.” said Robyn. “I knew our customers wouldn’t be able to resist a creamy caramel with their coffee.”
For further information, please contact Pickle & Myrrh via Facebook or Instagram @pickleandmyrrh.