This month is the turn of Nick, our Fulfillment Operative, to share his thoughts about working at the Chilli Farm.
I'm the new kid on the block here at the Chilli Farm - everyone has been very friendly and welcoming and its a great team to work with. I enjoy the day to day aspects of my role as there is always something different to do - and a long to do list! In the mornings I fulfill orders from the website and our trade customers. In the afternoons I can often be found planting chillies or mowing the grass to keep the farm looking tidy for visitors. Another aspect of my role that I really like is running market stalls and events when we do those.
Being in the South Hams
The Farm is a great place to come to work - sometimes I pinch myself that I am working in the rolling hills of Devon's most beautiful countryside!
My favourite at the moment has to be the salsas, especially the smoky chipotle version. I think it goes best with a bottle of beer and some Doritos! I also use it as a burger relish or as a pizza base.
The spiciest sauce I like is the Hot Orange Habanero, I prefer this in a wrap and love its fruity flavour with a good amount of chilli heat!
Its fair to say I didn't know much about chillies before starting work at the Chilli Farm (apart from that they can be really flippin' hot). I was surprised to learn that the heat you feel when you eat a chilli doesn't actually come from the seeds themselves, but the fleshy bits that hold the seeds to the inside of the fruit.
I'm learning more about chillies with every day that passes and quickly becoming an expert on the South Devon Chilli Farm product range, so that I can make recommendations to customers at markets and events.