Kitchen Garden Farm
Kitchen Garden Farm is located in the heart of the Pioneer Valley, the prime agricultural region of Western Massachusetts. The farm consists of 50 acres of rich river bottom soil with fields on both sides of the Connecticut River, in Sunderland and Whately. The farm's home base is located on S. Silver Lane in the center of Sunderland, about five miles from UMASS Amherst.
Caroline and Tim started the farm in 2006 on 1 acre of rented land, and have expanded the farm greatly in recent years. All of the new land they have brought into cultivation had previously been farmed by conventional growers in the area. Kitchen Garden Farm is doing the important work of converting prime agricultural land in their community to Organic production. Caroline and Tim are committed to growing healthy soils by cultivating a wide range of biodiverse crops, improving crop rotation and cover cropping.
Our growing practices reflect our deep commitment to the quality of our products, the health of our land and the safety of our workers. We only use natural products and sustainable techniques to grow our vegetables. Our farm is USDA certified organic by Baystate Organic Certifiers. Healthy soils grow better tasting, more nutritious food.
OUR SRIRACHA IS HANDCRAFTED
We start by selecting fully ripe peppers from our fields, which we grind with organic garlic, sugar and salt and allow to ferment for 4-10 days depending on the ambient temperature. After fermentation, the pepper "mash" is heated and passed through a food mill to remove all of the skins and seeds. Then we cook it with vinegar and bottle it. Our sriracha sauce is sealed and shelf-stable but should be refrigerated after opening.