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Family Farming Specialty Peppers in the San Francisco Bay Area Since 1980
Artisanal Paprika and Pimenton
We use the term Paprika to describe our Happy Quail Farms dried peppers whether crushed or ground.
Hand processing small batches to insure freshness, we select only the best quality ripe fruit and carefully dry the peppers until they are crisp enough to grind.
We use the whole pepper, removing only the stem, to preserve the natural vitamins in the seeds as well as the rich complex flavors of the individual peppers. Color can vary dramatically from one pepper variety to another, with each harvest, and depending whether the peppers are sun dried or dried in our dehydrator.
Pimenton is the Spanish term we have adopted for our smoked pepper powders. We slowly smoke-dry small batches of our peppers in a digitally controlled low temperature smoker using a blend of our own oak and fruit wood to give our artisanal Pimenton a delicious smokey- sweet flavor. We hand process small batches to insure freshness using the whole peppers, only the stem is removed. This adds the natural vitamins in the seed to the paprika and naturally preserves the flavor.