Tillen Farms pickled vegetables are picked fresh in Washington State’s famous Yakima Valley, then blanched to retain their ‘fresh from the field’ flavor. They are 100% natural, with no preservatives or artificial ingredients! Merry Maraschino Cherries are only made with natural ingredients – sweetened with pure cane sugar – and, unlike other maraschino cherries they are not bleached! They are gluten-free and fat-free and contain no artificial preservatives or corn sweeteners.