The South Devon Chilli Farm Blog

In our Blog you’ll find a range of topics covered by all members of the SDCF team – the farm, our plants, growing & cooking tips and much more!

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Interview with a Chilli Farm Owner (Amrit)

Interview with a Chilli Farm Owner (Amrit)

1.  What has led you to become a chilli farmer? My love of growing plants, which started when I was a kid in Trinidad. I used to grow plants to...

Interview with a Chilli Farm Owner (Amrit)

1.  What has led you to become a chilli farmer? My love of growing plants, which started when I was a kid in Trinidad. I used to grow plants to...

Why We’re All A Bit Twitchy at the South Devon Chilli Farm!

Why We’re All A Bit Twitchy at the South Devon ...

Our Senior Production Co-ordinator, Lucy Cassidy, explains … I don’t get to see much daylight from my usual workstation in the warehouse but during covid it was different. Those of...

Why We’re All A Bit Twitchy at the South Devon ...

Our Senior Production Co-ordinator, Lucy Cassidy, explains … I don’t get to see much daylight from my usual workstation in the warehouse but during covid it was different. Those of...

Interview with a Chilli Farm Owner (Jen)

Interview with a Chilli Farm Owner (Jen)

    1. What has led you to become a chilli farmer? I have Amrit my husband to blame for this one entirely! Chilli Farming is a second career for...

Interview with a Chilli Farm Owner (Jen)

    1. What has led you to become a chilli farmer? I have Amrit my husband to blame for this one entirely! Chilli Farming is a second career for...

Getting Hands-On With A Duchess on the Farm!

Getting Hands-On With A Duchess on the Farm!

Hi, my name is Andrew and I’ve been the Warehouse & Site Manager here at the South Devon Chilli Farm since August last year. Although it’s been a steep learning...

Getting Hands-On With A Duchess on the Farm!

Hi, my name is Andrew and I’ve been the Warehouse & Site Manager here at the South Devon Chilli Farm since August last year. Although it’s been a steep learning...

A Trainee Chef’s time so far at South Devon Chilli Farm

A Trainee Chef’s time so far at South Devon Chi...

Hello, I’m Matthew. I am South Devon Chilli Farm's trainee chef. Working under our current head chef Dave, I have been introduced to a whole new kind of cooking here...

A Trainee Chef’s time so far at South Devon Chi...

Hello, I’m Matthew. I am South Devon Chilli Farm's trainee chef. Working under our current head chef Dave, I have been introduced to a whole new kind of cooking here...

South Devon Chilli Farm - Christmas Gift Guide 2023

South Devon Chilli Farm - Christmas Gift Guide ...

At South Devon Chilli Farm we have a wide gift selection, with something for every family member's Christmas stocking... Here is your guide for the 2023 Christmas season so nobody...

South Devon Chilli Farm - Christmas Gift Guide ...

At South Devon Chilli Farm we have a wide gift selection, with something for every family member's Christmas stocking... Here is your guide for the 2023 Christmas season so nobody...

A Day in the Life of a Trainee Horticulturalist at the South Devon Chilli Farm

A Day in the Life of a Trainee Horticulturalist...

By Izzi Wright Morning Bliss: Nestled in the picturesque landscapes of South Devon, my day begins early with the soft glow of the rising sun, painting the South Devon Chilli...

A Day in the Life of a Trainee Horticulturalist...

By Izzi Wright Morning Bliss: Nestled in the picturesque landscapes of South Devon, my day begins early with the soft glow of the rising sun, painting the South Devon Chilli...

Building a sustainable farm: 20 years of the South Devon Chilli Farm!

Building a sustainable farm: 20 years of the So...

  By Ben Robey, Operations Manager  This year marks the 20th anniversary of the South Devon Chilli Farm, half of which I’ve been lucky enough to be a part of....

Building a sustainable farm: 20 years of the So...

  By Ben Robey, Operations Manager  This year marks the 20th anniversary of the South Devon Chilli Farm, half of which I’ve been lucky enough to be a part of....

Report from our Fulfilment Manager Corrina

Report from our Fulfilment Manager Corrina

As Fulfilment Manager at the South Devon Chilli Farm, my days are filled with a unique blend of challenge and coordination, and the unmistakable aroma of our fabulous fresh chillies,...

Report from our Fulfilment Manager Corrina

As Fulfilment Manager at the South Devon Chilli Farm, my days are filled with a unique blend of challenge and coordination, and the unmistakable aroma of our fabulous fresh chillies,...

A word from Amrit and Jenny...

A word from Amrit and Jenny...

Wow! What a year 2023 has been... Our first full year as owners of the South Devon Chilli Farm, we've now seen through a full 12 month cycle of sowing,...

A word from Amrit and Jenny...

Wow! What a year 2023 has been... Our first full year as owners of the South Devon Chilli Farm, we've now seen through a full 12 month cycle of sowing,...

Autumn 2023 Update - from our Horticulture Manager

Autumn 2023 Update - from our Horticulture Manager

Here at the Farm, as Autumn approaches, our tunnels are at full capacity with chillis ready to pick. We have already been harvesting hundreds of kilograms of chillis throughout the...

Autumn 2023 Update - from our Horticulture Manager

Here at the Farm, as Autumn approaches, our tunnels are at full capacity with chillis ready to pick. We have already been harvesting hundreds of kilograms of chillis throughout the...

Autumn in the Kitchen at SDCF

Autumn in the Kitchen at SDCF

Hi, I’m Dave the head chef here at the South Devon Chilli Farm (yet to be photographed). Although if truth be told until recently I was the only chef! I...

Autumn in the Kitchen at SDCF

Hi, I’m Dave the head chef here at the South Devon Chilli Farm (yet to be photographed). Although if truth be told until recently I was the only chef! I...

Making our Delicious Chilli Chocolate!

Making our Delicious Chilli Chocolate!

Our latest blog installment comes from our Chocolatier Elsa, who's sharing some insider info on how she concocts our to-die-for chilli choc! Read on.... Firstly, the "raw" chocolate is melted...

Making our Delicious Chilli Chocolate!

Our latest blog installment comes from our Chocolatier Elsa, who's sharing some insider info on how she concocts our to-die-for chilli choc! Read on.... Firstly, the "raw" chocolate is melted...

Musings of a Chilli Farm Fulfillment Operative!

Musings of a Chilli Farm Fulfillment Operative!

This month is the turn of Nick, our Fulfillment Operative, to share his thoughts about working at the Chilli Farm. My Job I'm the new kid on the block here...

Musings of a Chilli Farm Fulfillment Operative!

This month is the turn of Nick, our Fulfillment Operative, to share his thoughts about working at the Chilli Farm. My Job I'm the new kid on the block here...

A Day in the Life of Lucy, our Production Coordinator

A Day in the Life of Lucy, our Production Coord...

Morning Chilli Farmers! First thing, Ben our Operations Manager gets the coffee on and we have a quick team catch up.  How are we all? How are our pets and...

A Day in the Life of Lucy, our Production Coord...

Morning Chilli Farmers! First thing, Ben our Operations Manager gets the coffee on and we have a quick team catch up.  How are we all? How are our pets and...

A day in the life of.... the South Devon Chilli Farm Shop Manager!

A day in the life of.... the South Devon Chilli...

No two days are the same here in the farm shop at South Devon Chilli Farm.

A day in the life of.... the South Devon Chilli...

No two days are the same here in the farm shop at South Devon Chilli Farm.

The 2023 Growing Season: An update from our Growers...

The 2023 Growing Season: An update from our Gro...

We thought it was high time the growers shared their growing season with you and gave an insight on how we get from seed to sauce! As it is the...

The 2023 Growing Season: An update from our Gro...

We thought it was high time the growers shared their growing season with you and gave an insight on how we get from seed to sauce! As it is the...

What’s in store for the South Devon Chilli Farm in 2023…

What’s in store for the South Devon Chilli Farm...

Since Amrit and I took on the running of the chilli farm in June 2022, its been a busy 6 months! We’ve been learning the ropes, getting to know the...

What’s in store for the South Devon Chilli Farm...

Since Amrit and I took on the running of the chilli farm in June 2022, its been a busy 6 months! We’ve been learning the ropes, getting to know the...