Spanning 11 Greenhouses And 500 Varieties, The World’s Largest Chile Pepper Farm Is Hiding In New Jersey
By Raymond Goldfield|Published November 07, 2022
Raymond Goldfield is a life-long New Jersey resident and an avid traveler and foodie who can be usually found on the Jersey Shore during the offseason or checking out the latest seasonal flavors at The Bent Spoon in Princeton. He has been working for Only In Your State for since early 2022, where he writes for New Jersey and Iowa and edits the Mid-Atlantic region. He can also be found writing about pop culture for GeekDad. When at home, he enjoys reading comic books and is part of The Rabbitt Stew podcast team. While New Jersey is his home base, he travels regularly and has visited Virginia, Florida, Maine, Minnesota, and Canada as well as all of NJ's border states. Ultimate travel goal? Visit all the best buffets in the United States.
For many people, Chile peppers are the spice of life. They flavor soups, pep up tacos, and some daring souls will even pop them whole. They run the gamut from mildly zingy to punishingly hot – and just about all of them can be found on one country road in rural New Jersey. The small township of Stockton has only 496 residents – and that means it has more types of pepper than people thanks to one massive farm in New Jersey. Welcome to Cross Country Nurseries, believed to be the world’s largest Chile pepper farm in terms of the number of varieties. Its bumper crop is a little different every year, and its thriving farm store and online website are ready to give spice lovers everywhere their dream come true – so stock up on milk!
Have you visited or ordered from Cross Country Nurseries? Let us know what you got from this massive farm in New Jersey – and tell us your favorite Chile peppers in the comments section! If you’re planning to visit or order, check out the farm’s website and Facebook page for more information. Need to cool down after trying some of these chiles? Try this unique ice cream parlor.
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