Spicie Foodie Interviews Ford’s Fiery Foods and Plants



What is this man and his cute little daughter holding?  Lots and lots of exotic chile plants, ready to sell and be planted in every home garden.

Several weeks ago I introduced you to some of the chile peppers grown by Ford’s Fiery Foods and Plants, a small business in Eugene, Oregon, that offers rare fresh pepper strains from Europe, the Middle east and South American.

Chocolate shots with ginger, chile, and Baileys Irish Cream mjskitchen.comRemember those Fiery Chocolate Shots for Valentine’s Day that were spiced up with urfa biber peppers – a spicy sweet pepper with a hint of raisins.




Sweet potatoes roasted in ghee and tossed with orange juice and chile powder mjskitchen.comThen there were the Spicy Orange Roasted Sweet Potatoes seasoned with murupi amerela chile powder – a hot, fruity pepper with a hint of citrus.




Today I’m going to give you the opportunity to learn more about John Ford and how he got into the business of exotic chile peppers. My friend Nancy of Spicie Foodie posted a delightful interview with John recently and I think it’s one everyone will enjoy. So if you have a little time, take a few minutes to learn more about John Ford and his chile plants.  And if you are interested in trying some of John’s chiles, do what I did, and order some of his starter plants for your summer garden.

To learn even more about the peppers at Ford’s Fiery Foods and Plants, browse through Spicie Foodie’s post on 6 Chiles Peppers You Gotta Try!.


17 Responses to “Spicie Foodie Interviews Ford’s Fiery Foods and Plants”

  1. Nancy-SpicieFoodie April 29, 2014 at 8:27 pm #

    Thanks so much for sharing this MJ! I love the recipes you created using John’s chiles.

  2. Nami | Just One Cookbook April 29, 2014 at 1:06 am #

    Going to check out Nancy’s interview later on! 😀

  3. Charles Smith April 28, 2014 at 5:45 pm #

    Oh, I thought the photo seemed familiar… Nancy chanced across my blog the other day and I stopped by hers and saw the lovely article she’d written!

  4. Evelyne@cheapethniceatz April 24, 2014 at 2:44 pm #

    Great interview, read it on her blog when it came out!

  5. Katerina April 23, 2014 at 1:49 am #

    That’s a fantastic interview! Very educational! Thanks for sharing!

  6. Liz April 22, 2014 at 8:44 am #

    Wonderful interview! So many great peppers!!

  7. easyfoodsmith April 22, 2014 at 5:57 am #

    It is wonderful to see you doing a feature on John. I read the same at Nancy’s blog too few days back. We Indians love our chili. I think he would do great and my best wishes to him in his endeavor 🙂

  8. Angie (@angiesrecipess) April 21, 2014 at 12:14 pm #

    We love chillies too…I wish I had more space in my balcony so I could grow as many varieties as possible.

  9. swathi April 21, 2014 at 12:14 pm #

    Loved the interview, wish I stayed near by so that I can get some.

  10. Choc Chip Uru April 21, 2014 at 3:22 am #

    John sounds like he is bursting with good ideas, how informative an interview 😀
    Thanks for this post!

    Choc Chip Uru

  11. ChgoJohn April 19, 2014 at 10:16 pm #

    Great interview, MJ. I read it after viewing his site which I originally thought featured chiles that would be too hot for me. The interview proved different. I’ve bookmarked his site. One day, I may devote a container to his peppers. Thanks for pointing us there.
    BTW, I’m still not receiving notices of your postings and I’ve no idea the cause. I’m going to unsubscribe and wait a day before signing up again. We’ll see …

  12. Peachy @ The Peach Kitchen April 19, 2014 at 10:07 pm #

    Now I wish I live there so I can buy Chile plants from Ford’s Fiery Food and Plants.

  13. Debra April 19, 2014 at 8:34 pm #

    Still trying to get my Chimayo peppers and Padron peppers up. I really wanted to grow my own this year. I may have to resort to buying plants. Happy Easter, MJ.

  14. wok with ray April 19, 2014 at 7:45 pm #

    Just came back from Nancy’s site and it was a very informative posts. Love those chili peppers as they are so beautiful to look at. Happy Easter to you and Bobby! 🙂

  15. Maureen | Orgasmic Chef April 19, 2014 at 6:10 pm #

    I love what John’s doing with those peppers. What a great idea for a new business.

  16. Sissi April 19, 2014 at 1:58 pm #

    I have just read the interview and loved it. If I lived closer I would be tempted to try his seeds even on my humble balcony (I did grow chillies before successfully).
    Your post and dishes mentions made me hungry for a hot snack again!

  17. John@Kitchen Riffs April 19, 2014 at 10:00 am #

    Hi read Nancy’s interview! Really informative. Right after I read it and was browsing John’s website, I remembered you had actually introduced me to him. Love what he’s doing! Happy Easter.

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