Free pepper Tasting Friday, September 14th at the Independence Farmers Market!
Peppers come in all shapes, sizes, flavors and heat levels. Wikipedia estimates there are 50,000 varieties of “Capsicum” (pepper) cultivars… Peppers are a long season crop. Most varieties require several months to reach full ripeness. Almost all peppers will change from green to red, orange, yellow or purple. Here’s your chance to taste a wide array. Water will be available and hot varieties will be clearly marked. The heat sensation in peppers is caused by capsaicin, an odorless, colorless chemical. It binds with certain sensory neurons which more or less fools your body into thinking it is getting burned or at least experiencing excessive heat in the area in contact with capsaicin, even though no actual burning is taking place.