Boonville Barn Collective is a small farm producing hard-to-find chile powders in California.
It all started in 2012 when owner Krissy was a sous chef at The Boonville Hotel and used Piment d’Espelette on everything in the kitchen. It was expensive to import from France and in order to use more of it, growing it in Boonville seemed like a more accessible approach. Between acquiring pepper seeds, having land available to grow on, and an incredibly willing foreman interested in a challenge, the company started growing what they call Piment d’Ville, their California version of Piment d’Espelette.
What started as a way to produce a locally grown Basque chile powder evolved into a venture focused on building community and growing great spices that make food taste incredible.