Peppy Pete's Gourmet Salsa

Lisa and Dave Jacobson, founders of Peppy Pete's Gourmet Salsa, selling salsa from their fair booth

Peppy Pete's Gourmet Salsa is a family owned and operated salsa business in central Minnesota. They handcraft each batch of salsa from fresh vegetables, fresh frozen fruits and unique spice blends that give their recipes an amazing taste unlike anything else out there.

It all started with a single salsa recipe that co-founder Lisa Jacobson's family had been canning for decades. Together with her husband, Dave, they changed up the recipe a bit and came up with what they thought was a perfect-tasting salsa. The response from friends and neighbors was huge! Many encouraged them to start selling, and in 2014, they began production in their own commercial kitchen. Along with their Original Recipe, Peppy Pete's now has 11 more award-winning flavors – and none of them contain any artificial preservatives, chemicals or gluten.

"One of the key developments in our business," says the couple, "was the opportunity to sell our salsas in Kowalski's Markets. We felt quite honored to have our products on the shelves of such a high-quality retailer. We look to grow our relationship with Kowalski’s Markets as we develop new salsa recipes as well as some new products."

Find Peppy Pete's Gourmet Salsas in the Grocery Department.