Small Axe Blog
The latest from Small Axe Peppers and our partners.
Laissez les bons temps rouler!
Who’da thunk it!?  Mardi Gras is already upon us, and as the Cajun expression goes, “Laissez les bons...
Morning Glory Community Garden
Morning Glory Community Garden is a GreenThumb community garden located in the Crotona Park East neighborhood of the South...
Facebook and Small Axe Peppers
General Washington’s Chicken
Today marks the 287th birthday of America’s first president — George Washington. Little known fact about our original commander-in-chief: he...
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...
A Fiery Valentine’s Day Recipe
Its Valentine’s day which means its supposed to be red-hot, right? Well, if you’re looking to impress your...
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...
A Spicy Chinese New Year
Chinese culture is amongst the oldest in the world . While we’ll be celebrating America’s 243rd birthday in...
What Are The Spiciest Peppers In The World?
The spiciest peppers in the world. Some evolved organically, some were genetically devised somewhere in a laboratory. Either...
New York Sidewalk Habanero Mango Spicy Cocktail
.75 ounces Small Axe Peppers Habanero Mango Tahini Spice Rim Lime 2 ounces Tequila .5 ounces Agave .5...
Small Axe Peppers believe in Community as both a noun and a verb
The whole premise of Small Axe Peppers is working together, we can swing our small axe to chop...
Veterans Work a Garden in Huntington
Part of the fun in working to bring you this hot sauce is getting to learn the number...
How to Grow Serrano Peppers
How to Grow Serrano Peppers Below are some tips and instructions for growing and harvesting your serrano peppers....
Peppers, the best vegetable ever !!
A study released in July says on in addition to all of those endorphins, great flavors and wide...
Community Gardens Fund Themselves With Hot Sauce
NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Peddling to work is something to savor, especially if you live in a food desert and your...
People Power Pepper Project Promulgates Nationwide
  Makers of The Bronx Greenmarket Hot Sauce and & Queens7 Hot Sauce are launching 4 new flavors...
Spicing Up The Bronx & Giving Back
We are heating up Bronx Week with a look at one local business giving back to the community...
The Bronx Greenmarket Hot Sauce Supports Low Income Communities in NYC
The Bronx Greenmarket Hot Sauce is an artisanal variety with a great backstory, and is made right here in...
An Artisanal Hot Sauce NOT Made In NYC’s Most Branded Borough
We love us some hot sauce, so much so that there are entire shops dedicated to setting our taste buds on...
How *THE* hot sauce was created in the Bronx
The Bronx Hot Sauce is the result of a business- and community-building partnership. “This collaboration was forged from...
Message in a bottle
Chef King Phojanakong with his creation – and proclamation. The heat is here. Just in time to help...
New sauce is Bronx’s latest hot item
While the Bronx name has become a popular marketing tool to sell anything from beer to T-shirts, one...
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...
Brook Park Youth Farm
Many of the young people working at the Brook Park Youth Farm have been touched by the criminal...
Rockaway Youth Task Force
Located in the heart of a food desert, Rockaway Youth Task Force’s community garden is a thriving oasis...
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