UPDATE: let's reach the $10k stretch goal then we will be able to start making pepper mash and get more land to grow peppers on.
People say that we are crazy for just growing the ghost pepper.
Yep, just the ghost pepper and we love growing them. It all started back in 2011 with just one ghost pepper plant and not knowing what to do with the fresh peppers my dad and I searched online to find they was hard to come by.. Then right there Ghost Pepper Farm's was created and we both are super pumped to share our farm products with you. Over the years we have expanded to our capabilities on our current property for growing more plants so that's why this year we want to use a portion of our harvest to make some farm to bottle all natural hot sauce, our hot sauce unlike many others will have NO PRESERVATIVES and is NON GMO its made with peppers that we grown.
What will we use the money for?
- The money we are able to raise by selling hot sauces will be going towards helping kickstart our farm to bottle hot sauce experience for our customers. -$2,500 will get our-
- Permits & licenses needed (time-frame up to 90days, we have already got the process authority letter letting us know our recipes and methods are cleared for take off, meaning we can start bottling as soon as the license costs are paid, and fda paperwork filed which is the biggest time taker of up to 90 days)
- Kitchen Rental space we work with a local licensed and inspected commercial kitchen so we can craft and bottle our sauce ourselves.
- Labels, Bottles & Equipment will take a lot of the budget but we have everything already selected on what we need to make sure we are within the needed process required by the FDA and process authority.
- Then of course the ingredients being that we grow the ghost peppers we got that covered plus our suppliers always have stock of what we need and are usa companies.
Our ultimate goal would be to sell enough sauce to raise enough money to purchase the property we need to expand the amount ghost pepper plants we are able to grow but also get a building put in on the property to make our hot sauce on site of our farm, which will help cut costs overall in the long run..
Don't worry our hot sauce is hot but we made the crazy pineapple and sriracha style hot sauce with more of a flavor profile then a heat profile however it is still hot, but not as hot as our WTF GARLIC flavor this sauce is the hottest it's just packed with ghost peppers and will set your face on fire...
Crazy Pineapple Heat Level: 6 out of 10
Sriracha Style Heat Level: 6 out of 10
WTF GARLIC Heat Level: 10 out of 10
Our initial goal has been reached check out our stretch goals.
Every additional $2.5k we raise will go towards making more hot sauce and growing more peppers. But there will be some more cool stuff unlocked if we can reach our stretch goals, however none of the stretch goals will delay fulfillment for this project.
*WE REACHED OUR 5K STRETCH GOAL SO NOW ALL BACKERS GET A FREE GROW GUIDE & GHOST PEPPER RECIPE EBOOK.
5K: (UNLOCKED) Do want to learn how to have a happy healthy pepper plant and learn how to cook with the ghost pepper so you can still enjoy your food? well if so our 5k goal, all backers will get a free e-book on how to grow a happy healthy pepper plant and recipe book with some awesome recipes teaching you about moderation when using the ghost pepper.
10k: If we can unlock this stretch goal 4oz jars of ghost pepper mash will be released because with the process authority we are working with your able to have four samples tested all together and we have done only three so that means if we reach this goal we can make it all four and get pepper mash available year round for our wholesale hot sauce makers which they buy a lot of fresh ghost peppers & retail customers, since we can only produce fresh peppers from june-december this would allow us to have a fresh style product all year round.
Update Check out our new add-ons only available on kickstarter, Now all backers can just add the amount listed below to there current pledge and we will have it shipped with your order.
"Bonus rewards will be shipped with pledge reward fulfillment"
Ghost pepper sea salt grinders: Made with all natural mediterranean sea salt infused with ghost peppers we grow, you will experience a smoky + salty flavor with the sea salt ghost pepper combination.
Dried Ghost Pepper Grinders: We dry our ghost peppers super slow which in return gives such a crazy delicious taste and a super sweet strawberry aroma which will be packed into grinders for easy to use must have for spicy food lovers.
Extra add-ons* will be available through our backerkit surveys
We try our very best to keep our farm as all natural as we can with beneficial insect, organic compost and we don't spray any additives on our peppers to keep them fresh for a longer period of time like some commercial farms with a wax spray that is petroleum based.
Our first test bottles on the bottom left then evolved into what we have today they are lighter bottles that won't break and are cheaper to ship for the customer.
Photo above is of last year each year with just a shovel, rototiller and a rake we planted over 3,000 plus plants.. A true labor of love
Risks and challenges
There is always some risk when it comes to farming, but we have been growing the ghost pepper since 2012 and have gained huge knowledge in knowing how to produce healthy happy ghost pepper plants to produce top quality fresh peppers. Bottling the sauce, we have sourced multiple growers and suppliers to be able to always have stock for what we need to bottle our sauce. The permit process, we have already started with the process authority so now all we need to do is raise the funds to pay the state license costs and all the start up costs like the bottles, ingredients and equipment. Reward fulfillment, over the years we have had alot of order through our website and take pride in making sure everyone gets what they paid for, as for delays we have calculated for up to a 30-60 day delay in our fulfillment timeframe so as long as there is no delay rewards will be fulfilled before the expected fulfillment date.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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