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Bronx Hot Sauce Has Burning Desire to Boost Borough
Nineteen-year-old Junior Leiva has carefully plucked peppers that will end up in stores across the country in bottles...
Community Garden Heating Things Up In The Bronx With New Hot Sauce
Because this time of year, the grounds sizzle thanks to flower beds packed with Serrano pepper plants donated by proud...
Brooklyn, Step Aside — Food Makers in the Bronx Are Incubating an Artisanal Boom
Here’s a product that’s all about community — literally. Last year, Small Axe Peppers, the partnership behind the...
Teens in Bronx Detention Center Harvest Peppers, Hatch Chickens
The peppers that the teens have been harvesting are a source for Bronx Hot Sauce, according to ACS, and...
The Most Important Modern Farmer Might Be The Urban Cowboy
Libertad Urban Farm is also one of about 40 community-run spaces, each with their own social justice projects,...
The Chef Behind the Sauce
Chef King Phojanakong King Phojanakong is passionate about growing. After growing his presence as a chef to know...
The Bronx has its own sauce, after borough bred chef teams with landlords and nonprofit
Chef King Phojanakong with freshly picked serrano peppers, grown in the Bronx, that he uses for his Bronx...
Small Axe Peppers revitalizes Bronx with its homegrown hot sauce
Back in 2014, real estate developer John Crotty and his partner, John Fitzgerald, were working to rehabilitate some...
Hot Peppers Becoming a Cash Crop for Bronx Community Gardens
The bright-green stalks and leaves are tended by a dozen teenage boys who water, lay mulch, pull weeds...
International Rescue Committee
Back in 2005, an IRC staff member was talking to Somali women about job options for them in...
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