Kitchen Garden Farm
Location: Sunderland, MA
Farmers: Caroline Pam and Tim Wilcox
Supplies Real Pickles with fresh chili peppers, cucumbers, green cabbage, tomatoes
Tim and Caroline are food lovers and culinary masters. They are passionate about quality and flavor, both of which come through in all of the vegetables they produce. We’re so fortunate to be able to ferment Kitchen Garden Farm’s top quality produce for our Real Pickles products.
Tim and Caroline launched Kitchen Garden Farm in 2006, and farm on 25 acres of rich and productive river bottom soils in the Connecticut River Valley. They raise a wide diversity of vegetables, including uncommon cultivars carefully selected for optimal flavor. Tim and Caroline sell their vegetables to many of the region’s best restaurants, as well as a number of natural foods stores and co-ops.
Both Caroline and Tim have backgrounds rich in agriculture and cuisine. Caroline studied French cuisine and journalism and has often put these two talents together as restaurant critic and food writer. For his final thesis project at Hampshire College, Tim studied the practices of radicchio farmers in Italy. These two take food seriously – from soil to plate – and the results are delicious! They currently specialize in spice – even producing their own salsa and naturally fermented Sriracha using chili peppers and garlic grown on the farm. And in September they host a 2-day Chilifest, celebrating all things spicy, including a chili cook-off and hot sauce competition!
Check out Kitchen Garden’s goods at your local grocery store, and we hope to run into you at the Chilifest this year!