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.
Owner / Founder
Krissy helped start Piment d'Ville in 2012. Since then, she's helped small food business in the Northeast streamline their operations and production processes, and spent time working in food rescue and hunger relief.
Co-Owner / Money Guy
Gideon's love of food was born out of raising pigs in Tuscany. He's worked to bring local and regional foods to markets in Colorado and across the Northeast. Now, he gets to flex his hippie school business degree as our money and marketing guy.
Foreman / Pepper King
Truly, what does Nacho not do? He's the go-to guy for all things production related and has been with Piment d'Ville since day 1. Nacho's farming knowledge and expertise are the reasons we're in business.
Second in Command
Martin joined the crew in 2017 with over 20 years of farming under his belt. He's our main tractor guy and Nacho's right hand man.