7.05.2011

Market Bounty: Bigg Riggs Hot Pepper Jelly


By Laura Sears
metrocurean contributor, lb's good spoon

Although military heroes are all around us in DC, their stories never get old. Take Calvin Riggleman, a Marine who cooked up the idea to package the produce, flavors and spice he grew up with on his family farm in West Virginia in the sands of Iraq.

Having a family farm for five generations was foreign to his city-bred comrades, and with their encouragement, he launched Bigg Riggs line of products to jar the fresh farm flavors and share them.

Among the most loved in the line-up is the hot pepper jelly ($6 for a 12-ounce jar), perfect over a block of cream cheese and served with crackers. Simple yet delicious and a perfect no-cook recipe for these hot summer months.

You can find Bigg Riggs jelly along with their Awesome Sauce (a mix of buffalo sauce and ranch dressing), Ramp Mustard and other bounty at the Crystal City Market on Tuesdays from 3-7 p.m., Cascades Market on Sundays from 9 a.m.-1 p.m., and Old Town Alexandria Farmers Market on Saturdays from 5:30-11 a.m., along with many local Whole Foods locations. See a full list here.










Laura Sears is a food writer and the blogger behind LB's Good Spoon. Born and raised in Ohio she is both molded by those roots and the ones she grew in Santa Barbara, Calif. Her love for local, seasonal food blossomed there, along with the nickname LB, as did her desire to garden!

She's adjusting to life in DC and is encouraged by the number of farmers markets and local suppliers of meat and dairy. You can follower her at
LB's Good Spoon, which was created in 2008 after several friends kept asking LB what she had cooked up recently!


metrocurean contributor, lb's good spoonmetrocurean contributor,







Laura Sears is a food writer and the blogger behind LB's Good Spoon. Born and raised in Ohio she is both molded by those roots and the ones she grew in Santa Barbara, Calif. Her love for local, seasonal food blossomed there, along with the nickname LB, as did her desire to garden!

She's adjusting to life in DC and is encouraged by the number of farmers markets and local suppliers of meat and dairy. You can follower her at
LB's Good Spoon, which was created in 2008 after several friends kept asking LB what she had cooked up recently!

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