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Faces of the farmers market
Santa Rosa’s Crescent Moon Farm owners are crazy for chiles

Santa Rosa’s Crescent Moon Farm owners are crazy for chiles By DIANE PETERSON THE PRESS DEMOCRAT Published: Monday, September 21, 2009 at 12:44 p.m. Last Modified: Monday, September 21, 2009 at 12:44 p.m. At the farmers markets in Santa Rosa and Sebastopol, Jill Adams and David Moring of Crescent Moon Farm are renowned for their tasty eggs, heirloom beans and brightly colored chiles, ranging from the Aji Amarillo peppers of Peru to the Shisito frying peppers of Japan. The self-confessed “chile heads” also sell the prized pimientos de padron, a small green pepper that’s fried, salted and served as a delicious tapas dish in Spain. “One out of 20 is supposed to be hot,” Moring said of the padron peppers. “So it’s chile pepper roulette.” While working a third of an acre behind their Rincon Valley home, plus a half-acre up the hill, the couple have jumped feet first into the farm roulette game, a risky business fraught with pesky pests, uncertain weather and low pay.

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Crescent Moon is at the Wednesday and Saturday Markets.