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Get a monthly box of the rarest chili peppers on the planet, in all ranges of heat. Organically grown, fresh from the farm to you,
Get a monthly box of the rarest chili peppers on the planet, in all ranges of heat. Organically grown, fresh from the farm to you,
126 backers pledged $17,421 to help bring this project to life.

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Experience the rarest chili peppers on the planet, covering all levels of the Scoville scale.  For 2018, we will be offering a limited number of Harvest Box shares exclusively through Kickstarter's Make 100, so reserve your share now.

For the past 5 years, we have grown some of the rarest peppers in the world, selling them to some of the best chefs in the country from our farm stand in Union Square in New York City and Brooklyn.

Every year, we search for super rare varieties and have seeds shipped from all over the globe to grow some of the rarest and most flavorful chili peppers on the planet. 

Discover the unique unique flavors from pepper you just can't get at the grocery store, grown organically without pesticides or fertilizers, and shipped fresh from the farm. 

Each Chili Pepper Harvest Share Member receives:

  • Three Shipments featuring a total of 18 unique and rare chili peppers  sent in three monthly shipments during September, October and November  harvest season (6 types of peppers are sent each month) 
  • A detailed history of each pepper, along with tasting notes, freezing and storage tips, recipes and more.

 

Each Harvest Sampler box includes

  • One shipment, including 6 unique peppers covering all levels of the Scoville Scale.
  • A detailed history of each pepper, along with tasting notes, freezing and storage tips, recipes and more.

Each box (Samplers and monthly harvest shares) include a detailed history and overview of each pepper, including the Scoville Scale, flavor profiles, pairing info, and more. Each shipment includes a personal letter from us with details about the growing season, along with storage instructions for freezing, dehydrating and pickling your peppers so you can enjoy them all year long. You'll also receive tips for saving seeds from your peppers, so you can grow your own at home.

Shipping included on All Rewards: Peppers Sent US Priority

To ensure that all peppers are fresh, we pick and pack them right before shipment and mail them via Priority Mail, which includes detailed tracking, speedy delivery, and insurance in case something goes awry. Every backer receives an email notification with a tracking link so they can track their CSA shipments. 

What is a CSA? 

CSA stands for Community Supported Agriculture, and members pay up front to help support the costs of growing food on the farm. In return, members get a share of the harvest, providing mutual support and sharing the risks and benefits of food production. 

About Us

In 2013, we became the highest funded hot sauce on Kickstarter because of our farm-to-bottle mission. Since then, we've grown more then 50,000 pepper plants on our 3 acre field, shipping peppers to chefs, customers and hot sauce makers all over the country.

We are dedicated to sustainable farming, and never apply pesticides, fertilizers or chemicals to our peppers. 

Our Harvest Box and peppers have been featured in Martha Stewart, Food & Wine, Delish, and Hot Ones! 

Homesweet Homegrown/ Make 100

After 5 years of farming, we have grown quite a bit, and it's time to rotate our pepper field and help rejuvenate the pepper field with cover crops.  This means that we will have less peppers available this year, and shares will be limited. 

So this year, we will just be offering only 100 CSA Harvest Box shares, and 100 Harvest Box Sampler boxes, and only offering them through Kickstarter.  

Once these are sold out, that's it. 

New Peppers this Year!

 If you are a repeat backer and took part in last years' Pepper CSA, you can expect to find new and unique varieties this year, of all shapes and sizes. 

Hot Pepper CSA Shares are limited---so reserve your spot now for shipment later this summer and fall! These also make a great gift, and we can send gift CSA shares anywhere in the US with a personal note from you!

Risks and challenges

Over the past 5 years we have launched several Kickstarters and this will be our third Hot Pepper CSA. All previous Chili Pepper CSA Kickstarters have been fulfilled with no issues or delays. We are still currently fulfilling an earlier hot sauce Kickstarter, but due to the timing of the harvest, that will be completed before this Kickstarter ships in September, so there will be no overlap.

As for farming, that is always dependent on nature, but we have had no problems in the past and are dedicating a set amount of peppers to be grown specifically for this CSA. We also live in a fantastic climate for growing peppers, and don't anticipate any issues.

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    Pledge $25 or more About $25

    Homesweet Homegrown Book + Pepper Seeds

    You'll get a signed copy of Homesweet Homegrown, and one packet of pepper seeds (choose from Habanero, Aji Limon, Ghost Pepper or Scorpion) to try growing your own peppers at home.

    Includes US shipping

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    Pledge $60 or more About $60

    Chili Pepper Harvest Sampler Box

    Experience some of the rarest peppers on the planet, representing every level of the Scoville Scale.

    This reward is for one sampler box featuring 6 different varieties of rare heirloom peppers---all organically grown, and all with it's own unique story to tell. Each unique box includes 6 half pints of different chili peppers, along with recipes, freezing/storage/pickling/fermenting/cooking tips and a detailed history of each pepper.

    US shipping included.

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    Pledge $170 or more About $170

    Chili Pepper Harvest Box: Quarter Share

    Experience 18 different varieties of rare heirloom peppers, organically grown and shipped straight from the farm.

    Sent out in three shipments, throughout the harvest season (September through November), CSA members will receive a monthly box bursting with six different chili peppers of all levels of the Scoville scale, including our hottest and rarest varieties of peppers.

    Each month throughout the harvest season, you’ll receive 6 different half pints of scorchingly hot peppers organically grown by us. Each box will include recipes, freezing, storage, pickling, fermenting, cooking tips and a detailed history of each pepper!

    Reward cost includes all shipping costs for your three shipments.

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    Pledge $170 or more About $170

    Chili Pepper Harvest Box: Quarter Share

    Experience 18 different varieties of rare heirloom peppers, organically grown and shipped straight from the farm.

    Sent out in three shipments, throughout the harvest season (September through November), CSA members will receive a monthly box bursting with six different chili peppers of all levels of the Scoville scale, including our hottest and rarest varieties of peppers.

    Each month throughout the harvest season, you’ll receive 6 different half pints of scorchingly hot peppers organically grown by us. Each box will include recipes, freezing, storage, pickling, fermenting, cooking tips and a detailed history of each pepper!
    Reward cost includes all shipping costs for your three shipments.

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    Pledge $250 or more About $250

    Chili Pepper Harvest Box: Half Share

    Get double the peppers of our Quarter share.

    Sent out in three shipments, throughout the harvest season (September through November), Half share members will receive 6 different half pints of scorchingly hot peppers organically grown by us. Each box will include recipes, freezing, storage, pickling, fermenting, cooking tips and a detailed history of each pepper!

    Reward cost includes all shipping costs for your three shipments.

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    Pledge $325 or more About $325

    Chili Pepper Harvest Box: Full Share

    Four times the peppers!

    Sent out in three shipments, throughout the harvest season (September through November), Full share members will receive 6 different full quarts of scorchingly hot peppers organically grown by us. Each box will include recipes, freezing, storage, pickling, fermenting, cooking tips and a detailed history of each pepper!

    Reward cost includes all shipping costs for your three shipments.

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    Pledge $475 or more About $475

    Chili Pepper Harvest Box: XXXXX Share

    Our largest and spiciest share, and great for hot sauce makers, or those who want enough peppers to freeze all year. Eight times the the peppers of our quarter share.

    Sent out in three shipments, throughout the harvest season (September through November), XXXXX share members will receive 6 different double quarts of scorchingly hot peppers organically grown by us. Each box will include recipes, freezing, storage, pickling, fermenting, cooking tips and a detailed history of each pepper!

    Reward cost includes all shipping costs for your three shipments.

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Funding period

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