If you thought you knew everything about chilis, you learned you really learned at our meeting on Friday that you didn’t have a clue.

Our member Jim Duffy began his interest in chili growing out of his work supporting three youth centers created by his church in California. Jim started bringing some chips and salsa to the centers as a treat for the young people only to find out they consumed them like they had no other food to eat and found out many did not. From that experience he began cooking food with financial help of the church to insure these young people had food to eat to keep them nourished.

At the same time, he started expanding his study and developing of chilis finding out all he could about 500 varieties and he became a recognized expert in his field. He became a chili entrepreneur beginning sales on eBay of a variety of seeds and then plants. He now produces numerous varieties in heat strengths from zero to off the scale…but no bell peppers.

He had a real desire to leave the California life and his search brought him to Northwest Georgia and finally locating in Lindale where he cultivates his pepper crops at his home and distributes plants and seeds to pepper lovers nation wide.
What’s next after hearing the story about chilis…YOU TASTE THEM, and Jim had a tasting lab for all those interested right after his presentation.

Interested in growing your own? Jim says you have about six weeks left to get the seeds and/or the plants in the ground to insure you have some “warm” food this fall and winter.

We bet you can get a taste to make sure your choice fits your pallet. You can reach Jim at 619-504-9777.