FALCON HEIGHTS, Minn. — A powerful hail storm that hit southeast Minnesota on Sunday, August 9th of this year caused significant damage to many homes and businesses in the Cannon Falls area. One of those businesses was Sogn Valley Farm (https://sognvalleyfarm.com) run by the Jokela family. This family farm is a rich part of the Minnesota community, through their CSA program, their stand at the St. Paul farmers market, their dedication to prairie restoration for pollination, as well as being the grower of organic hot chili peppers for the burgeoning hot sauce industry in Minnesota.
Lost Capital Foods is one of those hot sauce companies reliant upon the hard work of the Jokela’s and their co-farmers to produce our portfolio of hot sauces. When Dana contacted us regarding the devastation his farm experienced due to the hail, we and others in the community immediately asked how we could help and sprang into action. For our part, we volunteered to take those peppers that were damaged, unsellable, but still usable and make a pair of hot sauces (a red and a green sauce) that we are lovingly calling “Liquid Assets”. The profits of which will all go back to Sogn Valley Farm.
The generosity of the food and beverage community here in Minnesota has been tremendous as we have seen a number of the breweries and stores that we work with, and create hot sauces for, step up and donate prizes. In addition, both The Good Acre (http://thegoodacre.org) and JS Print Group (http://jsprintgroup.com) have donated resources vital to the project. We will be giving away prize packs to 7 lucky customers that purchase these sauces either online at https://www.LostCapitalFoods.com or at Mill City Farmers Market throughout the month of October. For each set purchased ($20/set) while supplies last, customers will receive one entry into the drawing to be held on November 1st. Sogn Valley has made an impact on all of our businesses and lives, without them, we would not be the business we are and we would not be able to create the truly Minnesota Made product we do.
About Lost Capital Foods
Since 2017, Lost Capital Foods has done more than refine an old tradition: we’ve started a new one. Guided by a diverse palate and a passion for fresh spicy food, we slow ferment our peppers, primarily sourced from local farms to create bold, complex flavors and textures. Lost Capital makes everything by hand in small batches and with total disregard for our financial stability, from our kitchen in Falcon Heights, Minnesota. We pack more produce into each bottle of sauce, using less water and vinegar than your usual hot sauce to achieve flavors not often found in a bottled product. Lost Capital ferments these raw ingredients at the height of their freshness, wanting to give our customers healthy, probiotic, and delicious fermented sauces to enjoy on EVERYTHING! Learn more at LostCapitalFoods.com.
— Lost Capital Foods
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