A very BIG welcome from the family here at Chillilicious!
Back in October 2010 Mother and Daughter, Tricia and Stacey, had a crazy idea - to open a chilli farm in Scotland! At that point there were no chilli farms in Scotland at all, the closest to us being over 5 hours away in England. We launched our then unknown company in May 2011 as part of North Fife Open Studios Festival and had over 1,500 visitors over the first 3 days!
Our range started off small with just a couple of chutneys, made from the chillies we grew on the farm. The company expanded quickly to the demands of our loyal customers and went on to create a diverse range of products that are still all handmade by us on the farm. We focus on the flavour of the chilli and the amazing health benefits rather than heat. Chilli should be a fun experience and we have products for every level of chilli enthusiast. Only locally sought, fresh ingredients go into our luxury products - we never used tinned or frozen fruit and veg.
Today our still family run farm spans 2.5 acres and includes two large polytunnels, an all chilli farm shop, fused glass studio, purpose built kitchen unit and biodiversity pond walk. Pop over to The Farm Shop & Visitors Area page to read more on our fab tourist attraction!
We grow over 4,000 chilli plants every year (thats approximately 12,000kg of fresh chillies) in over 75 different spicy varieties! We even grow purple chillies! Specialising in the super hot and rare varieties, our organic tunnels are incredible to visit. No pesticides are used on our plants, instead we use a mix of natural predators. Ladybirds and aphidius are ravenous little beauties that once introduced into the tunnels will hunt and eat any nasty pests that might find their way onto our plants. In turn if the hungry bugs don't get pests then the carniverous plants will - yes we are being serious! Our pollination is done by the honey bees who live in the three on-farm hives and do a marvellous job at increasing the fruit yield.
Tel: 01334 828366