Britt Eustis, left and Britt Fletcher pose in front of Britt’s Fermented Foods operations center in Langley on Whidbey Island. The Britts are producing a variety of fermented foods aged in oak barrels including several varieties of pickles. (Mike Siegel / The Seattle Times)
Britt Eustis, left and Britt Fletcher at Britt's Fermented Foods operations center in Langley on Whidbey Island. (Mike Siegel / The Seattle Times)
Food & Drink

No vinegar, no heat. This small Whidbey Island pickle company stands by the age-old method of oak barrel fermentation

Whidbey Island-based Britt's Fermented Foods, maker of Britt's Pickles, is the only company in the U.S. that still makes fermented foods the old-fashioned way, with oak barrels and salt. And you can taste the difference. Updated

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