Homesweet Homegrown

Art of Food — Produced by Monica Rogozinski

Homesweet Homegrown is the story of peppers gone wild. If you have heard the saying, “When life gives you lemons, you make lemonade”? Then you will understand that is exactly what happened with Robyn Jasko and her husband Paul, but instead with peppers. It all started with Robyn’s blog where she expressed her passions for gardening, sustainable lifestyles, homesteading, eating healthy and living local. In 2012, Robyn came out with her first book “Homesweet Homegrown” and after an epic cross country book tour, she came home to a garden overflowing with hundreds of peppers. Life gave Robyn and Paul peppers, so they happily obliged and made lots of hot sauce. After much experimenting, they came up with their three best sauces and took them to farmer’s markets and book signings, and low and behold, they were selling out like crazy. In 2013, they started a Kickstarter campaign to help fund a mass production of these lovely hot sauces, and boom, they became the highest selling hot sauce in Kickstarter history, raising $53,419 when they only asked for a minimum goal of $850! Now that their business is ever growing, they are coupling their success with the mission to turn GMO cornfields back to organic pepper fields.

Homesweet Homegrown will be part of the Good Food Feast on November 9, from 11am to 4 pm at the Kimberton Fairgrounds in Kimberton, PA.

Web Extra: Making Carl’s Kickin’ Chili

A close look into the making of the famous Carl’s Kickin’ Chili. A crowd favorite at the popular annual Chile Pepper Festival in Bowers, PA.

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