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The Chillilicious Farm

The Chillilicious Farm

MAIN INFO

  • FOUNDER

    Stacey Galfskiy

  • WIN DATE

    12th April 2015

  • LOCATION

    Ceres, North East Fife

  • CATEGORIES

    Shopping, Food, Outdoors, Manufacture, Art, Agriculture

  • WEBSITE

    www.chillilicious.co.uk

MY BUZZ

The Chillilicious Farm is Scotland's first and original chilli farm. We are a family run food and art venture creating homemade chilli food and gift items. 2015 sees the farm expanding into a visitors area with a dedicated all chilli farm shop, PYO (pick your own) chilli tunnel, peek-a-boo style working kitchen, teaching glass studio and biodiversity nature trail. Based in the heart of the beautiful Kingdom of Fife, Scotland, we grow approximately 4,000 chilli plant per year - thats around 12,000kg of fresh chillies! Our speciality is in the wide and varied range of rare and super hot chillies that we grow, between 50-75 rare and super hot varieties every year. The talk of the chilli world last year was the Carolina Reaper and we brought you that, this year it's all about the Chocolate Bhutlah… and yes we have that too! We are passionate about eating healthy, horticulture and nature, and enjoy nothing more than a good chin wag about our favourite spice!

MY BIO

Back in October 2010 Mother and Daughter, Tricia and Stacey, had a crazy idea - to open a chilli farm in Scotland! At that point there were no chilli farms in Scotland at all, the closest to us being over 5 hours away in England. We launched our then unknown company in May 2011 as part of North Fife Open Studios Festival and had over 1,500 visitors over the first 3 days! Our range started off small with just a couple of chutneys, made from the chillies we grew on the farm. The company expanded quickly to the demands of our loyal customers and went on to create a diverse range of products that are still all handmade by us on the farm. We focus on the flavour of the chilli and the amazing health benefits rather than heat. Chilli should be a fun experience and we have products for every level of chilli enthusiast. Only locally sought, fresh ingredients go into our luxury products - we never used tinned or frozen fruit and veg. Today our still family run farm spans 2.5 acres and includes two large polytunnels, an all chilli farm shop, fused glass studio, purpose built kitchen unit and biodiversity pond walk. Pop over to The Farm Shop & Visitors Area page to read more on our fab tourist attraction! We grow over 4,000 chilli plants every year (thats approximately 12,000kg of fresh chillies) in over 75 different spicy varieties! We even grow purple chillies! Specialising in the super hot and rare varieties, our organic tunnels are incredible to visit. No pesticides are used on our plants, instead we use a mix of natural predators. Ladybirds and aphidius are ravenous little beauties that once introduced into the tunnels will hunt and eat any nasty pests that might find their way onto our plants. In turn if the hungry bugs don't get pests then the carniverous plants will - yes we are being serious! Our pollination is done by the honey bees who live in the three on-farm hives and do a marvellous job at increasing the fruit yield.

MY BUSINESS TIPS

No idea is a bad idea - some just need more blood, sweat and tears than others.

MY OFFERS

SPECIAL SBS CELEBRATION OFFER! Offer ends midnight 19th April. Choose any 3 chilli plants, a bottle of chilli focus and our pet friendly chilli pest control - £20

We are growing approximately 75 varieties this year and the below list will be updated when new plants become available as well as when they sell...

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