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Online Nomination Process

1 Review the Guidelines for Nomination

To qualify for the Ark of Taste in the USA, food products must be:

  • Outstanding in terms of taste – as defined in the context of local traditions and uses
  • At-risk biologically or as culinary traditions
  • Able to be sustainably produced
  • Culturally or historically linked to a specific region, locality, community or traditional production practice in the U.S.
  • Produced in limited quantities, by farms or by small-scale processing companies, for home consumption, or, in the case of endangered plants and animals, for the purpose of regeneration

Click here to download the Ark of Taste Nomination Process
Click here to download the Ark of Taste Guidelines for Nomination

To nominate a food from another country, visit the Slow Food Foundation for Biodiversity

2 Download the Nomination Form

The nomination form is set up as a editable .pdf document. Fill out each section and save the document when you are finished.

Click here to download the Nomination Form

3 Upload or Email the Nomination Form

Send any questions and your completed nomination to or Click below to upload your completed Nomination Form