Monthly Archives: July 2011
Union County’s annual “Pepperfest” will be held on September 3rd from 11AM -5PM at Rancho Bella Vista, 827 Vines Rd Cobden Illinois. Pepperfest has quickly become a favorite gathering for chile heads and hot pepper fans throughout the Midwest, with some people coming from as far as Washington DC and Seattle Washington.
- Southwest style cooking
- Live music featuring Carter and Connelley as well as Wil Maring
- “Fields of Fire” walking tour
- Salsa Limbo “How Hot can you Go”
- Save 10% on all purchases at our Farm Store
- $5.00 admission covers parking and pepper tasting
Family, Food and Fun
The festival will have all the Jiménez clan working from sun-up to sun-down, picking peppers, making fresh salsa and homemade jams jellies and processed chile pepper products, stringing up ristras, giving cooking classes, walking tours of the pepper fields to show folks the many varieties of hot peppers in bloom.
Meeting all our friends and customers and sharing good food, music and smiles is what makes Pepperfest so great and why this year we expect nearly 500 people to attend the festival.
Check out www.darnhotpeppers.com for more information.
Chile de arbol
The Chile de árbol (Spanish for tree chili) is a small, but potent Mexican chili pepper which is also known as bird’s beak chile and rat’s tail chile. These chilis are about 2 to 3 inches (5.1 to 7.6 cm) long, and 1⁄4 to 3⁄8 inch (0.63 to 0.95 cm) in diameter. Their heat index is between 15,000 and 30,000 Scoville units. The peppers are a bright red color when mature.
2607 W. 75th Street
Naperville, IL 60540 USA
8:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. seven days a week.
July 10th, August 14th, Septemer 11th and October 9th
Celebrate Local! Whole Foods second season of Sunday Markets begins July 10th in their parking lot! This year we’ll be part of a wonderful array of local vendors, made to order omelets and entertainment. Kids, become a little Localeer–pick up a Localeer card and visit 6 or more local vendors who will mark each visit on your card. A free gift will await you at the Customer Service Desk. This is one more way to support local!
Darn Hot Peppers meets Whole Foods Market’s Quality Standards but we don’t currently sell our products in this location, so they have been kind enough to give us some space in their parking lot at no charge .
9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Check out some of the other local partners and producers!
FamilyFarmed.org – http://www.familyfarmed.org
Arbor Vitae Coffee – http://www.java-juice.com
The Blueberry Store – http://www.theblueberrystore.com
Breslin Farms – http://breslinfarms.com
Curry’s Signature Spices – http://www.curryskitchen.com
Darn Hot Peppers, LLC – http://www.darnhotpeppers.com
Heritage Prairie Farm – http://www.hpmfarm.com
Jamaican Tease Co. – http://www.jamaicatease.com
Majestic Nurseries – http://www.majesticnursery.com
Melk & Cookies – http://www.melkandcookies.com
Pan Hellenic Pastry Shop – http://www.panhellenicpastryshop.com
RGW Candy Company, Atlanta, IL
Ruth & Phil’s Gourmet Ice Cream – http://ruthandphils.com
SenTEAmental Moods Artisan Teas – http://www.senteamentalmoods.com
Tomato Mountain Farm – http://www.tomatomountain.com
Two Cookin’ Sisters – http://bigsistersalsa.com
UrbanPonics – http://greenurbanponics.com
Wind Ridge Herb Farm – http://windridgeherbfarm.com
Thanks to Four Winds Waldorf School who will provide a Sunday Market activity for children.