Spicing it up
one pepper at a time.
I’m Troy, Miss Jenny’s partner in the garden, kitchen, and life.
Miss Jenny, (Jennifer) and I have shared a love of hot and spicy food since we first met. A few years ago our friend introduced us to the 7-Pot chile pepper and shared his harvest with us. Jennifer is an accomplished home cook who enjoys tinkering in the kitchen. She had dabbled with fermenting other foods before and decided to try making a fermented hot sauce with this superhot, flavorful pepper. It was a savory, superhot success.
We began growing our own 7-Pot peppers at home and Jennifer continued to hone her recipe. We made and bottled sauce in our little kitchen and shared it with friends and family. When people started asking us for hot sauce before our peppers were even ripe, we knew we had something special going.
The Little Hot Sauce That Could
Friends who loved our li’l sauce convinced us to try selling it. So, we came up with a name. Then, talented and generous friends helped us design a logo and a funky-fun label, and Miss Jenny’s 7-Pot Scorn was born. Soon we were selling 7-Pot Scorn at farmer’s markets and to friends of friends.
Finally, we made the leap to selling commercially. So, another talented and generous friend helped us design this website. Then we got licensed and graduated to a professional, commercial kitchen. The team has recently moved their endeavor to the non-profit The Good Acre in Falcon Heights, where their motto is to connect and strengthen farmers, food makers, and communities through good food.
This is truly a small, family operation. Troy does the marketing, sales, crazy ideas stuff, Jennifer does the math-related, legal, creative food stuff. We all pitch in on the chopping, bottling, and shipping stuff–even the kids. Oh, and we both have day jobs. It’s been a fun, crazy project so far! We hope you love our sauce!