About 12 years ago I became interested in growing food for myself and my wife. I convinced our building manager in Bronxville, New York to let me install some raised beds in the outdoor common areas. After a few successful seasons growing vegetables, I saw that one of the crops that lingered into the Fall in the Northeast was chilies.
Left Lane Pepper Company is a car- and driving-themed brand parked at the intersection of hot sauce lovers and car enthusiasts. Story written by co-owners Bernadette “Bernie” Domingo and John Stech, both based in New York City.
Laura and Jared of Poor Devil Pepper Company share their journey with starting their fermented hot sauce company, collaborating with artists, sourcing from local farmers, and their zero waste approach.
I am a certifiable fiery foods fanatic, but hot sauce and fresh homegrown produce has been a part of my life since the day I was born in New Orleans, Louisiana. My grandfather, Roger Baumer, was plant manager and brother to Baumer Foods founder Alvin Baumer.
My first memories of being introduced to hot and spicy food came around the young age of 6 years old, where my parents would pack the family car and head off to upstate NY farms to pick fresh vegetables, which included hot peppers.
Gene from Karma Sauce in Rochester, New York shares what happens to your business when your sauce is featured on Hot Ones on YouTube, how he got started making hot sauce, and what it's like to grow all the peppers that go into your hot sauce.
The Bronx Hot Sauce is unique. More than 30 Bronx community gardens grow the serrano peppers which makes this delicious hot sauce. Each bottle you buy directly supports the gardens and gardeners who grow these serrano peppers.