She started growing chillies in 2010 when she couldn’t get enough spice locally to satisfy her own tastes and has been developing the business ever since, with the business growing over 120kg of chillies last season.
Ten years ago (2012), a wee idea that I had became a reality and Galloway Chillies was born! It’s not been the easiest of years but it’s definitely been fun! Lots has been learned and we continue to do so. One thing that has always been a constant is growing chillies as that is our main love but we have missed making preserves. So, when the opportunity arose to make a batch, we thought what better way than to make Chilli Original to celebrate reaching our ten year anniversary. Steven Cronnie Family Butchers will be the only place currently that you will be able to purchase Chilli Original and yes he already has stock in the shop. Here’s to many more years of Galloway Chillies (whether we make preserves or just continue to grow chillies) and thank you all so much for your support.
Adding spice to your life, Sheena grows a range of chillies from the mild to the wild. These little bombshells of flavour are the key ingredients in a number of products produced by others within the region and further afield.
She also grows a range of hardy and half hardy herbs, including over 20 varieties of mint. But what makes the business special is that they are trying to do this sustainably by phasing out their plastic use. Therefore any plants received from Galloway Chillies will eventually be in totally biodegradable packaging. They are pleased to date that both the pot and the label are fully biodegradable and are now focusing on changing their packaging.
Sheena has also recently became a stockist of Dalefoot Composts which is a sheep wool and bracken compost
Sheena is also Founder of Food From Farming, a Consultancy business offering expertise in Quality Control, Business Start-Up, Social Media Management & New Product Development.
More info can be found on their link and also scottishchillies.com