About Us

The Boonville Barn Collective

Hey! We’re Gideon and Krissy. We run the Boonville Barn Collective - a small farm that produces hard to find chile powders in Boonville, California. 

We grow, dry, and grind chile peppers into high quality spices using sustainable agricultural techniques to produce healthy food without compromising future generations' ability to do the same. Located 100 miles north of San Francisco our farm is Renegade certified. In addition to peppers we grow a mix of heirloom Italian dry beans, produce olive oil from our 500 olive trees, and grow strawberries for those lucky enough to live in or stop through the Anderson Valley in the summer. 

The farm started in 2012 with the aim of producing California’s own Espelette pepper. Since then, we’ve diversified the farm, adding a few new crops and peppers, and became the Boonville Barn Collective in 2020. 

What started as a way to produce a locally grown Basque chile powder has evolved into a venture focused on building community and growing great spices. We don't grow chiles just because they make our food taste incredible. We grow these chiles and produce value-added products in order to provide our team with better working conditions than conventional farms offer, to pay our team better than other agricultural work does, and so ALL of us can be proud of the work we do.

We began to grow chiles to satisfy a hole in the market for restaurant chefs, but what we really want is for folks at home to use Piment d’Ville and our other chile powders as the easy, go-to flavors in the kitchen that make their food really pop. Whether you use our spices by the pinch or the spoonful, you’re guaranteed to be on your way to a great meal!

We believe in the power of bringing people together around the dinner table and sharing a meal. By adding Piment d’Ville to your food we’re honored to share a seat at your table – and look forward to the delicious food! 

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Cultivating community by nurturing the soul.