Pickles Criteria

In order to be eligible for a Good Food Award, pickles entries must meeting the following standards:

• Made in the USA or US territories.
• Free of artificial ingredients, including colors, flavors and preservatives.
• Free of genetically modified ingredients.
Made with domestic, non-petroleum based vinegar, where vinegar is used.
And unpasteurized, if the product is kombucha.
Made with ingredients that are foraged or grown:
      • Locally.*
      • With respect for seasonality.*
      • Without the use of synthetic inputs, including herbicides, pesticides,                         fungicides or fertilizers.

Additionally, pickles entries must fit within one of the following subcategories:
• Vinegar
• Lacto-Fermented
• Kombucha                      

*Ingredients that make up less than 2% of the product, such as spices, may be sourced from farther afield.