We caught up with Jones because we were interested in what she’s doing with her peppers. She’s smoking them (and other fruit like cherries and pineapple) and using them to make lots of delicious products.
“My brother likes to smoke ribs and has a smoker. I was interested in smoking peppers because they’re delicious and can pick up the smoke flavor without burning.”
Jones is brimming with ideas for what to do with her smoked peppers. “They’re good seasoning for anything. I tell folks to start by putting them on sandwiches and hamburgers and to chop them and use them in rice, soups and stews. I’m going to start dehydrating them and grinding them into a powder.”
Bamboo Cove Farm Harvest is the name for the farm's value-added products like smoked garlic jam, smoked jalapeño pepper jelly and smoked garlic tomato jam. You can buy these online at the farm's website, bamboocovefarm.com, or at their booth at one of the farmers markets.
FOR SALE AT LOCAL FARMERS MARKETS
Just coming to market: apples, hakurei turnips, pears, winter squash like acorn, butternut and kabocha
Vegetables and fruits: arugula, Asian greens, beets, cabbage, chanterelles, chard, collards, corn, cornmeal, cucumbers, eggplant, field peas, figs, garlic, ginger, green and pole beans, grits, herbs, kale, lettuce, Malabar spinach, melons, microgreens, muscadines, mushrooms, mustard greens, okra, onions, peaches, peppers, polenta, potatoes, spaghetti squash, summer squash, tomatoes
From local reports