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Hot Sauce Making

Join Cultivate the City's interactive workshop and discover the art of making hot sauce from Cultivate the City's lead farmer, Niraj Ray! Every year, CTC makes several different types of hot sauces from their unique (and super spicy) fresh peppers, and they are finally ready to share the knowledge and show you how to design and make your own! We will start with a quick tour of Common Good City Farm and show some of the hot peppers currently growing on the farm. We will have a variety of fresh peppers (Bhut Jolokia, Scorpion, Carolina Reapers, Thai Chili, Jalapeno, Habanero, Aji Charapita, Aji Amarillo, Aji Chombo, and more) to choose from to make the hot suace and jump right into making some blends. You'll learn about some of the secret ingredients that make their way into most of our sauces and the flavor profiles of different peppers and how to make a shelf-stable product with minimal processing. Finally you'll get a chance to sample everyone's creations, as well as taste the new hot sauces we've been cooking up for 2019!


About the Instructor

Niraj Ray is the founder of Cultivate the City, a social enterprise that was created to inspire healthy and sustainable living by empowering communities with tools and training for urban agriculture.


Scholarships are available for income-qualifying residents on a first come, first serve basis. Email Josephine at to apply. 

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Earlier Event: August 7
Farm Stand and LEAF
Later Event: August 11