What's the secret that makes this the best hot sauce we've ever had? It's made with fresh, locally grown ingredients.
Stoke the fire hot sauce is a small batch, locally made hot sauce made by our friends and fellow farmers Stu Smith and Sarah Harper. Their farm, Track Street Growers out of Revelstoke, is where they grow a lot of the ingredients for their hot sauces, including over 40 varieties of rare and exotic spicy peppers!
The ingredients are simple and the flavours are spectacular. If you're a hot sauce lover this will become your new favorite condiment.
Here are 5 things you didn’t know about your local hot sauce farmers:
1. Who are you and where are you from?
We are Stu Smith and Sarah Harper from Revelstoke BC!
2. How did you end up in the Kootenays?
Stu was chasing deep powder snow combined with a great climate for growing and has lived in Revelstoke for almost two decades. Sarah was tired of living in her van and accidentally landed in Revy and bought a house.
3. What inspired you to become a hot sauce producer?
It’s been a progression of growing for sustenance, to dabbling in market gardening, and now growing specific ingredients for value-added products. Stu also is in love with hot peppers and Sarah can cook anything. The combo of Stu, as an accomplished grower and Sarah, as a talented chef, makes Stoke the Fire a Hot Team.
4. What’s your favourite part of being a hot sauce producer?
Stu’s favourite part of being a hot sauce producer is that he gets to grow super hot peppers for a living and exploring and growing new varieties of peppers. Sarah’s favourite part of the hot sauce world is learning about small food business and all the moving parts that go into building a brand.
5. What are your future dreams?
Stu: Getting Stoke the Fire Hot Sauce on “Hot Ones” (a popular YouTube show about hot sauces). Sarah: To see Stoke the Fire become an economic driver for small farms in our region (they hire farmers in the Kootenays to grow hot peppers for their products), with distribution nation- wide.
Bear Spray Ingredients: Tomato, roasted red peppers, assorted superhot peppers, apple cider vinegar, onion, garlic, cane sugar, salt. Very Spicy
Pineapple Poptang Ingredients: Pineapple, mango, habanero, onion, garlic, salt. Spicy
Mango Sunburn Ingredients: Mango, yellow scorpion pepper, apple cider vinegar, honey, salt.