April 4, 2016
Need some dried peppers of your own? She Peppers has you covered.
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Two-woman team of pepper purveyors is expanding its farmer’s market reach — and gaining shelf space in stores.
Many of Alexandria’s gardeners are just beginning to put their spring vegetables in the ground, last-minute frost be darned. But for Stephanie Freeman and Vickie Lucas, the business of peppers is a year-round affair. Instead of waiting until April to till the soil, they’ve been awaiting the beginning of farmer’s market season — and the expansion of their sauce-and-spice business, She Peppers.