Growing Peppers
Jalapeño Heat: A Journey Through the Scoville Scale with Small Axe Peppers
Dive into the world of jalapeños, a cornerstone of spicy cuisine beloved for its perfect balance of heat...
Companion Planting with Peppers: Maximizing Urban Gardens
In the heart of the city, urban gardens offer a lush oasis, providing fresh produce and a touch...
Starting Peppers from Seeds: A Beginners Guide
Starting peppers from seeds is an engaging and rewarding gardening venture. This blog post will guide you through...
Next Level Homesteading: Monetize Your Farm
If you’re an experienced homesteader, you’re probably producing beyond the needs of just your own family. Perhaps there’s...
How to Maximize Your Community Garden’s Output with the Square Foot Method
Community square foot gardens can be found in urban and suburban settings.  They are a great way to...
How to Grow Habanero Peppers – The Advice You Want To Listen To
Do you want to find out how to grow Habanero peppers? Take a look at this article. Are...
The Difference Between Fresh Truffles and Truffle Oil
If you’ve ever been to a fancy restaurant, chances are you’ve seen “truffle oil” on the menu. But...
Drying and Dehydrating Peppers – 3 Different Methods
Peppers are a staple in many cuisines from around the world, and there are countless varieties to choose...
Community gardens offer ‘green oasis spaces in urban environments’
Our CEO John Crotty breaks down the hot sauce company’s partnerships with community gardens and small businesses, the...
5 Tips to Keep a Healthy Community Garden
Check out this article and find out 5 tips to keep a healthy community garden. Based on the...
Everything You Need to Know About Purple Peppers
Peppers come in all sorts of shapes, sizes, and colors. You’ve probably seen red, green, and yellow peppers...
What Makes a Green Hot Sauce Unique?
Green hot sauces are a type of chili pepper-based sauce that gets its color from either unripened peppers...
The Hottest Hot Ones Hot Sauces, Ranked
If you’re a fan of Hot Ones, the popular YouTube show where celebrity guests answer questions while eating...
Pepperoncini: History, Growing Techniques, and Recipes
Interested in learning more about one of America’s favorite sandwich toppers? You’ve come to the right place! In...
How To Grow Jalapenos: 6 Effective Tips & Tricks
Before we dive into how to grow jalapenos, let’s learn a little about them. The jalapeno pepper plant...
Sustainable Business Practices For A Greener Economy
Though eco-entrepreneurship and sustainable business practices are not quite mainstream, they have been on the rise recently and...
Spicing up summer concerts at Forest Hills
  While crews at Forest Hills Stadium prepared for the next concert of their 2022 season, backstage something...
#IAMSMALLAXE Episode 1: Blackacre Community Garden
In our first installment of #IAMSMALLAXE, our new series in which we are showcasing the people behind the...
Why Are Peppers Spicy? The Science of Spice
Why are peppers spicy? Surprisingly, not many people now. That’s right, aside from foodies and culinary arts majors,...
A Garden Grows In The Bronx
Tucked away in between apartment buildings in the Belmont section of the Bronx you can find a community garden. For...
The Health Benefits of Gardening
In this post, guest writer Maria Cannon explores the health benefits of gardening and how she overcame fatigue...
LA Times Profile of Small Axe’s Partnership La Madera Community Garden
In the LA County City of El Monte sits a small plot of land tucked between a dusty...
Spicy Jalapeño Margarita Recipe
What sounds better than a spicy jalapeño margarita? Seriously, with a rare trifecta of sweet, salty, and spicy,...
The Best Eco-Friendly Gifts for 2022
Eco-friendly gifts just seem necessary this year, don’t they? If 2020 has taught us anything, it is that...
Small Axe Partners with KeHE CAREtrade®
KeHE is one of the largest and most respected national fresh, natural & organic and specialty food distributors in...
Pros and Cons of GMOs
When you hear the infamous acronym, GMO, what comes to mind? Often, GMOs invoke images of greedy multi-nationals...
What Does Organic Food Really Mean?
We’ve all seen it. Organic here, organic there, organic everywhere! These days, it seems as though it’s hard...
What is Vegan Hot Sauce?
So what is vegan hot sauce, anyways? Small Axe Peppers is used to getting our hands dirty with...
A Letter to Our Garden Partners…
Dear Fellow Gardeners, One of the great things about the holiday season is it gives us a moment...
Hot Sauce Saves Lives
Do you like your heart? You know, that organ in your chest that keeps the ‘ole circulatory system...
Gifts that Give Back
“Gifts that Give Back” The holidays are quickly approaching and you know what that means — time to...
Gifts that Give Back to Chicago
“Gifts that Give Back to Chicago” The holidays are quickly approaching and you know what that means —...
Gifts that Give Back to New York City
“Gifts that Give Back to New York City” The holidays are quickly approaching and you know what that...
Are Jalapeño Peppers Good For You?
Jalapeño peppers. The always reliable source of flavor and spice for anyone looking to add a little fire...
Oysterfest in the Bronx!
When thinking of oysters in New York City, what comes to mind? Maybe images of Manhattan’s upper crust,...
Introducing: The Chicago Hot Sauce
Chicago is a great American town, filled with a gregarious and warm people that define the Midwest. Chicagoans...
Urban Farm vs. Community Garden: What’s the difference?
When thinking about gardening and farming, images of inner city Detroit, South Central Los Angeles or the Bronx...
A Letter to Our Garden Partners…
Dear fellow Community Garden Pepper Producers, Thank you so much for participating in the Small Axe Peppers /...
Localish Presents: It’s Hot Sauce with a Cause
ABC’s Localish is all about bringing out the good in America’s cities. Good food. Good people. Good living....
The Benefits of Eating Local Produce
It doesn’t take a genius to seee that eating local produce has implicit benefits. However, that doesn’t mean...
How Hot is a Ghost Pepper?
The ghost pepper is one of spiciest chili peppers in the world. So spicy, in fact, that the...
How to Grow Serrano Peppers
Serrano Peppers: You’ve heard of them, you’ve tried them but how much do you really know about them?...
The Friends of Van Cortlandt Park Compost Site and Garden pt. II
In our last post about “Van Cortlandt Park”, we introduced The Friends of Van Cortlandt Park Compost Site...
Van Cortlandt Park
With 1,146-acres sitting atop the ridges and valleys of the northwest Bronx, Van Cortlandt Park — is New York...
The Guerrilla Gardeners of Smiling Hogshead Ranch
In 2011, a group neighbors looking to improve their community, created a “guerrilla garden” on a set of...
Rivers Run Community Garden
Co-op City is a cooperative housing development located in the East Bronx that emerged as a result of the Mitchell-Lama Housing Program....
New Roots Community Farm
New Roots Community Farm is a half-care, urban farm associated with International Rescue Committee. The New Roots program,...
Morning Glory Community Garden
Morning Glory Community Garden is a GreenThumb community garden located in the Crotona Park East neighborhood of the South...
Urban Farming Activism: Lehman College Garden
Located on a tree-lined 37-acre campus, right in the middle of the Bronx, Lehman College has proved to...
Urban Farming Activism: La Finca Del Sur
To date, Small Axe has bought almost 8,000 pounds of peppers at a premium price from community gardens...