Hot Sauce


Organic, Open Ridge Farm-grown Peppers and organic lemon juice. Only real food ingredients, and only five of them.

No emulsifiers, no chemical preservatives, not even in the lemon juice.


Pica Rica is Jona's original hot sauce. The first incarnation utilized his homemade banana vinegar and "Panama Peppers", a close habanero relative.  The demand grew quickly, and it became the underground hot sauce of choice for a growing network of folks who came to volunteer on the farm in Costa Rica.  Once back in the States, Jona modified the recipe to utilize the more locally appropriate apple cider vinegar. All of our sauces are made on-site in our farm kitchen, utilizing our own organically-grown peppers.



We also offer wholesale pricing for purchase of a case or more.  See option below, and email us with specifics of how you'd like your case made up:

Where to find our Sauce?

 To Enjoy While Eating Out!


Yancey County

Snap Dragon


Spruce Pine

Fox & the Fig

 The Tin Shed


Mars Hill

Baa'd Sheep Burritos



Early Girl Eatery - Downtown & West Avl

Foothills Local Meats





The Store is Open!  Order Online Here:

Habanero Peppers Open Ridge Farm Pica Rica

Pica Rica

The original sauce. Created for spice lovers, this is a habanero-based sauce.  Delicious on just about everything!  Warning: once you're hooked, it's hard to enjoy food without it.

Pica Rica

3 bottles of delicious spice!


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  • Ships within 3-5 days


One of Each hot sauce!


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  • Ships within 3-5 days
Jalapeno Peppers Open Ridge Farm Pica Verde

Pica Verde

Our jalapeno-based Pica Verde has a medium spice level for those who enjoy a little kick and flavor with their food.  Delicious on eggs, stir fry, tacos... okay, let's be honest, it's delicious on everything!

Pica Verde

3 bottles of green goodness!


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  • Ships within 3-5 days

Hot Sauce Case, DISCOUNT

12 Bottles at $5.25/bottle = $63/case

Shipping & Handling is $17, priority mail.  Part of that shipping cost is added here, and part when you check out - sorry for the convolutedness.  


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  • Ships within 3-5 days
Smoked Jalapeno Peppers Open Ridge Farm Pica Verde Chipotle

Pica Chipotle

To make this delicious medium spice-level sauce, we smoke our jalapeno peppers on applewood.  It is incredible on quesadillas, avocados, and so much more!

Pica Verde Chipotle

3 bottles of smokey-spicy deliciousness!


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  • Ships within 3-5 days


Special Edition Trifecta for those of you who really like it hot! This includes one regular Pica Rica, one Ghost Rica, and one Pica Reaper!  The Ghost and Reaper sauces also have red jalapeno and habanero peppers, so they are still edible (not novelty hot, but super-freaking hot).   


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  • Ships within 3-5 days


"Thumbs up from a few Mexicans here in California!!!!!  Keep up the great work and I will be trying the other flavors!!"

-Martin, CA


"Wow wow wow!  Pica Rica!  What a sauce!  I put it on pizza tonight.  I was singing!  It has such great flavor.  Definitely hotter than the Pica Verde which is what I was looking for.  I was needing a solid hot sauce like this in my life.  It's hot and you feel it but it's a nice even burn!  Thank you very much!"

-Alyse, NC



"I tasted the Pica Verde sauce at King Daddy's in West Asheville. It is truly one of the best tasting hot sauces I've ever had!"

- Ryan, NC


"We first tried [your sauce] at Early Girl Eatery on our first trip to Asheville! My husband and I are originally from Texas and are both hispanic and grew up eating lots of salsa and hot sauce, and we were just floored by how delicious your hot sauce was! Looking forward to restocking every few months, haha!"  -Jamellah, TN


"I had your delicious hot sauce at Early Girl. Added to the veggie breakfast bowl. So delicious- and I'm not easy to please! Thanks for your note. Customer for life!! "  - Joan, VA


"We had breakfast at the Early Girl in Asheville and they brought the chipotle sauce with our food. My husband loved it! We are always happy to buy from local businesses." Karen, NC


"LOVE your sauce and usually am stocked up when in FLA but have stayed too long this time"  - Ann, FL


"Thanks- the sauce is awesome.  My grandfather (87) wants more, so these are for him." - Cor, CA




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