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Salsa Jars

ABOUT US

Bruce Holmes

A Family Tradition

Holmes Produce LLC has been a family business for 3 generations. The business was started by Ollie Holmes in 1924; his son Wendell (the oldest brother) kept the family business going after his death.

 

Soon after his brother, Bruce Holmes, joined the business, it quickly grew to become one of the largest wholesale produce suppliers in South Central Kansas. His motto was "Work Hard, Play Hard" - and he did so his entire life!

Bruce and his daughter, Tricia, created a summer tradition making salsa from garden fresh produce. 

Tricia Holmes continued this tradition by making her salsa for family, friends, and co-workers. When the requests to replenish salsa kept flowing in, she realized the plan God had put in place for her, and accepted it graciously. She started the salsa business with just ONE salsa flavor, at a card table in her uncle’s booth at the Farmers’ Market.

Now, Holmes Made Salsa has grown to offer a product line with over 20 delectable items… from gourmet salsas, to fruit & pepper spreads, relishes, pickles, and more!  All the ole guys are gone now...  But Tricia is proud to carry out a family tradition offering the finest and freshest ingredients in all of her products across the state of Kansas!

Our products are gluten-free, with no added sugars or high-fructose corn syrup, and no artificial preservatives.

We invite you to taste the difference!

Tricia Holmes-Lahar
Salsa Jars

Holmes Made Salsa is still canned the old-fashioned way in our certified kitchen in Wichita. Since pepper heat is not always consistent, taste tests are performed on each batch by our team of professional chip and salsa connoisseurs (our wonderful family) to ensure quality.

 

We continue spreading the word about our salsa through various consumer shows, festivals, farmers markets, and by word of mouth. We are thrilled to have the opportunity to share the taste of Holmes Made Salsa with everyone who loves it as much as we do!

Peppers

Know Your Peppers

Anaheim Peppers

Hatch Green Chiles

We fire roast our Hatch Green Chiles for that award winning flavor.


Heat Index 2-3

500-2500 Scoville Heat Units

Jalapeno Peppers

Jalapeño

Jalapeños range from dark green to red, and are typically used whenever a recipe calls for "hot chile peppers". They can be used fresh or canned.

We use jalapeños in all of our salsas.


Heat Index 5-6

4,500 Scoville Heat Units

Serrano Peppers

Serrano

Longer and thinner than the Jalapeño, with similar color; Serrano peppers can be found canned, pickled, or packed in oil with vegetables. They are often served in Thai or Mexican dishes. We use Serrano peppers in most of our salsas.


Heat Index 6-7

7,000-25,000 Scoville Heat Units

Thai Peppers

Thai

Very hot, small & thin pepper.

Colors range from yellow, orange, green, to red. Thai peppers are famous in hot Asian cuisine; we use Thai peppers in our spicier salsas.


Heat Index 7-8

50,000-100,000 Scoville Heat Units

Habanero Peppers

Habanero

One of the hottest peppers grown, and world-renowned for its intense and sometimes dangerous heat. Habaneros are only for the brave at heart! We use Habanero peppers in our XX Hot and NIGHTMARE salsas; and also in our tasty Peach Habanero fruit spread.


Heat Index 10

150,000-580,000 Scoville Heat Units

Ghost Peppers

Naga Bhut Jolokia
(Ghost Peppers)

Ghost Peppers are the hottest naturally-grown pepper in the world!

Originating in India, it is used to keep elephants off of the fences. They can be up to 5X hotter than Habanero peppers! We use Ghost Peppers in our NIGHTMARE salsa.

855,000-1,050,000 Scoville Heat Units

Holmes Made Salsa Shop in Wichita, KS

Visit our shop!

 

1002 W. Maple St.

Wichita KS, 67213

316-260-6455

Weekdays 9am-4pm

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