My name is Ron and I’m proud to be the founder of Fartley Farms, a small-batch hot sauce company based out of Columbus, OH. Being in the same city where CaJohn’s originated gives people a certain level of expectation when it comes to hot sauce, but we feel like we’ve held up pretty well here at the start of our journey.
We started this company by accident in 2018. It started with a cayenne pepper falling from its plant and I thought that our red dirt it landed on was what made this pepper hotter than a normal cayenne.
Owner of Inferno Farms and holder of the world record for most Carolina Reaper pepper eaten in one minute, Greg Foster, comes on the craft hot sauce podcast. On the podcast Greg shares lessons learned from culinary and hot sauce mentors, and what’s going through his mind before a reaper eating contest!
Around a year ago I had the opportunity of eating a fresh Carolina reaper pepper. I have been a hot sauce fanatic ever since I was a kid; and Javier had been eating them for a while now. My oldest friend and business partner Javier Duran turned me on to a local grower.