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55-Pepper, Fermented

South Jersey’s rising culinary community takes a step higher with two new products from Reed’s Farm in Egg Harbor Township that showcase the skill and vision of a pair of collaborators. Guest writer Jeff Quattrone explains why he’s thrilled and delighted with the outcome.

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OUR WORLD 55-PEPPER DRIED CHILE FLAKE AND HOT SAUCE is sold at Reed’s Market at Reed’s Farm, 5075 Spruce Avenue, Egg Harbor Township. 609-457-0273. Website:  All 55 hot pepper varieties were grown by Damon Smith in his Our Garden Peace and Unity Revival Garden at Reed’s, with fermentation by Danny Childs, author of the just-released book “Slow Drinks.” The Our Garden project will receive proceeds from the sales of the peppers to upgrade its website and to help pursue nonprofit status. For more on Childs, read TPW’s recent profile at and our story on his selection to Chef Train, TPW’s chef-picks-chef society of top toques at




Jeff Quattrone, the founder of both Library Seed Bank and Iconic Jersey Tomatoes, is spearheading the most important and significant culinary project taking place in the Garden State today by reviving New Jersey’s once functionally extinct native heirloom tomatoes. For more information on his work, visit and follow him @libraryseedbank. Also, read TPW’s profile of Quattrone at



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