Pickle Barrel Trading Post is a favorite destination

Cassie Tafoya/Copper Country News Yard art on display in front of the Pickle Barrel building.

The Pickle Barrel Trading Post opened in the fall of 2003 and quickly became one of the favorite destinations in the area for locals and tourists alike.  Many customers entering the 8,000 sq ft building quickly look around and wonder in which direction their shopping should begin. The shops motto, “You Won’t Believe What’s Inside!” still rings true after all these years. 

The “Gallery Room” focuses on Native American Art & Craft from various Southwestern tribes, Apache baskets, Zuni fetishes, Hopi kachinas, Navajo pottery, original artwork by local artists, and a wide variety of beautiful turquoise and silver jewelry, made by some of the finest silversmiths working today. This room also showcases two popular South of the Border items - Mata Ortiz pottery and the colorful Oazacan animal figurines. Both of these items are handcrafted by various artists, making each one uniquely original. If you are looking for something from the Copper Corridor, there is plenty to choose from as well. Copper splash is a local favorite as are the copper mugs, pitchers, trays and vases.  Looking for a children’s book, new cookbook, history of the area, information on Native Americans, or birds, rocks and minerals, look no further. The Pickle Barrel has well stocked shelves of books for you to enjoy.

The “Antique Room” holds very few antiques or collectibles these days. Instead, it has been replaced with a lovely variety of home décor, kitchen accessories, metal wall art, candles, unique lighting, and a western motif section devoted to items like Stetson hats, Brazilian steer hide rugs, pillows, placemats/coasters, saddle blankets, and much more.

The “Southwest Room” continues to carry a large selection of purses, mugs, towels and blankets from Pendleton, as well as souvenir t-shirts, Minnetonka moccasins, a large variety of hats and ball caps, a good selection of knives, copper bronzes, baskets for decor, and more metal art. The popular Trading Post area provides all the necessary product needed for the Apache Sunrise Dances, including the largest selection of buckskin in the entire Southwest.

The “Rock and Mineral Room” offer specimens from the area like peridot and apache tears, as well as others from around the world. Here you can also find several shelves of informational books on rocks/minerals. 

The newest edition to the shop is the “Pantry Room”.  Here you can find popular food items like hot sauces, dips, specialty popcorns, prickly pear jellies and licorice, bread mixes, chocolates, candies, a wide variety of jerky, and of course, pickles! They also have mesquite cutting boards and other kitchen accessory items for sale.

The Moss family is proud to be a part of the Globe-Miami community and they, along with their great staff, would like to invite you to stop in soon and see their incredible selection of merchandise.


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