Cornish Chillies new Chilli Farm site!

by Scott and Sue Hall in Truro, Cornwall, United Kingdom

£2,145

£65,000 target 13 days left
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Keep what you raise – this project will receive all pledges made by 9th June 2022 at 7:07pm

To build a new site for Cornish Chillies, that will expand our business, create jobs, provide a visitor facility and involve the community

by Scott and Sue Hall in Truro, Cornwall, United Kingdom

Having always had a passion for chillies, we (Sue and Scott) and have been growing chillies for several years. Having come from a business and social care management background, we took a leap of faith and in 2016 started our own chilli farm in mid Cornwall with a few hundred plants. Within just 5 years, the business has expanded to us growing thousands of plants with over 50 varieties, ranging from almost heat-less to the hottest chillies in the world! 

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We have built a reputation for supplying high quality fresh chillies, working with a wide range of restaurants, independent stores, food suppliers and sauce making companies across the UK. This also includes the Mexican Embassy in London, and we have supplied the Eden Project in Cornwall with our plants for their Biodomes. We also work with chefs who make our award winning sauces, jams and chutneys,   which we sell online or at local and national food markets and festivals. 

"I purchased Bullet and Pot black chillies last week, at the Wednesday market on Lemon Quay, and wanted to let you know that they were fantastic. Fresh, flavoursome, delicious!" 

"I’ve lived in the Far East, and shared a few with a neighbour who worked for the UN in Africa and the Middle East, and we both agreed that their quality far exceeded any supermarket bought or other chillies available locally by miles. No comparison at all."    Andy from Falmouth

Up until now we have been reliant on leasing polytunnels, but have now outgrown our current facility, which is limiting what we can grow and produce as well as limiting our aims and ambitions. We require a site that can be planned and developed to best suit our needs and move the business onto the next stage - creating local jobs, providing a unique visitor experience and facilities for schools and the wider community to use.

Our Vision:                                                                                 

We have been granted planning permission to construct our own purpose-built site to further develop the aims and ambitions of the business by:                                                                              

  • A collaboration with the prestigious Trewithen Estate, who are themselves committing a substantial amount toward the infrastructure costs and making Estate land available for the build - Trewithen contribution £50,000
  • Increasing the commercial growing space - £19,000
  • Development of a small shop and office on site, the office will also have a hot desk facility for people to book and use - £10,000
  •  Development of tour facility for visitors which will include a special visitor growing tunnel and a covered hospitality area. The visitor polytunnel - smaller than the growing tunnels - will enable people to wander through and look at a wide range of chillies from every continent. Information and education boards will enable people to know where they are from, what they taste like and the other benefits of these wonderful fruits - £14,000    
  • Increased production of products - £5,000
  • Creating space for schools to use for their own growing projects to have a hands on experience and approach to learning about food sustainability, awareness of food miles and combating climate change - £2,000
  • Community feast nights that will showcase and promote other local businesses; the facility could also be used by other businesses or the general public for special events - £1,500 
  • The use of green technologies and renewable approaches to our growing processes, such as solar power for some of our energy needs and collecting and re-using rainwater for our watering needs - £8,000
  • Creating a diverse habitat on the site, which will include a number of different fruit trees, a small reservoir and hedgerows to encourage birds and a broader range of insects and small mammals to be able to create their homes and increase the diversity of the natural environment that will add pollinators for our plants - £6,000

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                   Thank you for reading about, and considering our project

 

Rewards

This project offers rewards in return for your donation

£10 or more

A packet of our own dried chilies

A 20g pack of our own chillies, dried and nicely packaged in heat sealed pouches with a clip top Available in 2 heat levels, Hot and Extra Hot. Great for adding to cooking as required.

£25 or more

£25 Reward

You have a choice of one of our fabulous sauces, jams or chutneys. You can choose from these sauces: Tomm Sows hot sauce, Jamaican Gold (Chilli and Ginger), Asian Inspired Sweet Chilli, Chilli Ketchup, Myjer Hot BBQ or Mexican Mole. In our Jam range we have Cherry Bomb, Aji Limon, a mild Apricot Habanero and a hot red sweet Apache Jam. Our two Chilli and Lime chutneys come either hot or mild.

£50 or more

Two Jam / Chutney Pack

Select any two of our lovely jams or chutneys to be sent to you in a gift pack. You can choose from our Jam or Chutney range. We have Cherry Bomb, Aji Limon, a mild Apricot Habanero and a hot red sweet Apache Jam. Our two Chilli and Lime chutneys come either hot or mild.

£75 or more

3 Sauce Gift Pack

Any 3 of our delicious sauces in presentation gift packs. You can choose from these sauces: Tomm Sows hot sauce, Jamaican Gold (Chilli and Ginger), Asian Inspired Sweet Chilli, Chilli Ketchup, Myjer Hot BBQ or Mexican Mole.

£100 or more

Hamper Box

A four product hamper box. Select any four of the sauces, jams and chutneys that we produce to be sent to you in a lovely printed hamper gift box. You can choose from these sauces: Tomm Sows hot sauce, Jamaican Gold (Chilli and Ginger), Asian Inspired Sweet Chilli, Chilli Ketchup, Myjer Hot BBQ or Mexican Mole. In our Jam range we have Cherry Bomb, Aji Limon, a mild Apricot Habanero and a hot red sweet Apache Jam. Our two Chilli and Lime Chutney.

£250 or more

Hamper Box and Tour

Select a hamper box and farm tour! You can choose any 5 items of our sauces, jams and chutneys. You can choose from these sauces: Tomm Sows hot sauce, Jamaican Gold (Chilli and Ginger), Asian Inspired Sweet Chilli, Chilli Ketchup, Myjer Hot BBQ or Mexican Mole. In our Jam range we have Cherry Bomb, Aji Limon, a mild Apricot Habanero and a hot red sweet Apache Jam. Our two Chilli and Lime chutneys come either hot or mild.

£500 or more

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Sauce making session

Have a sauce making session, learn the basics of making a chilli sauce and develop your own recipe!

£750 or more

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Sponsor a tree

Have your name shown on a tree that we plant at the site as part of our aim to increase biodiversity.

£1,000 or more

A Day at the Farm

A day a the chilli farm! You will be able to see how the farm works, look at the different selection of chillies which are grown, and pick up to a kilo of your own selection of chillies. You will have a product tasting session and select any 5 of our products to take home with you.

£1,500 or more

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A tour and a growing tunnel named after you.

A day at the farm: you will be able to see how the farm works, look at the different selection of chillies which are grown, and pick up to a kilo of your own selection of chillies. You will have a product tasting session and select any 3 of our products to take home with you, and finally you choose which growing tunnel will be named after you!

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