Hey! We’re Gideon and Krissy - owners of Boonville Barn Collective.
Boonville Barn Collective is a woman-owned farm that’s been producing unique chile powders for 10 years in the resource-rich Anderson Valley in Northern California. Piment d’Ville is their signature, California-grown version of the coveted Basque Piment d’Espelette.
Thanks to a similar climate to the Basque region with warm days and cool nights, Boonville Barn Collective has become the most significant source for this peppery, sweet, mildly spicy chile powder outside of Europe. In addition to peppers, they grow a mix of heirloom 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.
Grown with organic and sustainable practices on their Renegade certified seven acre farm, the chiles are ready to be harvested by hand after five months in the fields. They’re dried in preparation for de-stemming and deseeding, before being carefully ground and packaged, all on the farm. Boonville Barn Collective is proud to bring the magic and versatility of these fresh, beautiful spices to home cooks and chefs across the country. The farm was founded in order to satisfy a hole in the market for restaurant chefs, but what Gideon and Krissy really want is for folks at home to use their farm-to-jar chile powders liberally and often while cooking. Their chile powders are versatile and go-to flavors that can be used in a variety of foods.
Boonville Barn Collective believe in the power of bringing people together around the dinner table and sharing a meal. By adding farm-to-jar chile powders to your food, the team is honored to share a seat at your table. Whether you use their chile powders by the pinch or the spoonful, you’re guaranteed to be on your way to a great meal!
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Hear Krissy tell the story of the Boonville Barn Collective on The FeedFeed Podcast on Heritage Radio Network
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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.