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The spice of life

Happy Saturday folks!

This past week I had the chance to whip up a batch of crazy good  Fire-roasted salsa!! I made two batches from one base. My wife and son cannot stand spicy heat so I make a starter batch with all the ingredients except for hot peppers, I like to add bell peppers to this part so there is some of the flavor but no heat. Once I have the full flavor profile complete I seperate my desired amount that I will add my Hot peppers to. This week I had Habaneros so I used a few of them instead of the Jalapenos called for in the recipe. I like it HOTTT too so I use a few of each type of pepper instead of just 1! I hope you enjoy and remember to spread the word about the club if you like what we do!

grilled salsa on a chip

Super Grill Roasted Salsa

  • Prep Time: 5 min
  • Cook Time: 15 min
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: about 3 cups 1x
  • Category: sauce
  • Method: grilled
  • Cuisine: Mexican


  • 3 medium ripe tomatoes
  • 1/2 medium yellow onion
  • 1 jalapeno pepper
  • 1 serrano pepper
  • 1 small bulb garlic
  • Handful cilantro leaves
  • Juice from 1 lime
  • 1/2 tsp salt


  1. Heat grill to medium heat.
  2. Lightly oil tomatoes, onion and peppers. Cut top 1/4 off of garlic bulb.
  3. Place tomatoes, onion, peppers, and garlic on the grill. Cook, turning every once in a while, until softened and charred on the outside. Watch the peppers to make sure they don’t get burned and crispy, just lightly charred.
  4. Remove vegetables from the grill.
  5. Remove tomato stems, pepper stems, and seeds. Add to the bowl of a food processor with onion, garlic (the cloves should easily squeeze out of the top), cilantro, lime and salt. Pulse until finely chopped but not completely smooth.
  6. Serve warm with tortilla chips.

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Pick-up information

Orders can be picked up by customers at BLT’s Restaurant at 41799 Big Bear Blvd in Big Bear Lake, near Summit Boulevard, typically between 6 PM and 7 PM on Tuesdays on weeks that deliveries are scheduled. Produce arrives in the farmer’s crates, so bring a container or bags to transfer into if you don’t want to hassle with returning the crate. A supply of reusable bags and boxes is available.

Direct delivery to the address you specify for shipping is available for an additional $5, which is selected at checkout.

Do not hesitate to contact F2M about delivery needs or order issues: 909-547-4163 (call or text). Email might not be seen quickly, so please call or text regarding time-sensitive issues.

Crate return

Many of you probably have empty crates stacking up or stored from past orders, and if you find them they can be returned to BLT’s any time you pass by. If you are ordering regularly, the crates can be traded out at your next order. You are always welcome to transfer produce to a bag, box, or other container to avoid having the crate.

Visitors Who Will Return Home Soon…

If you have been a visitor in Big Bear during the covid19 stay-at-home order, please return your crate before you leave Big Bear. If you wish to be removed from the Farm2Mountain email updates, just let me know as well. You are always welcome to order if you return!

Big Bear Prime Meats

Big Bear Prime Meats offers a wide variety of naturally-grown (including organic) meats that come from sources near the Big Bear area. To order, contact Big Bear Prime Meats directly at 909-725-8820. Since they are an independent operation and have a different order and delivery schedule.

How to clean produce

To clean your produce, a few drops of natural dish soap in a sink of water will be enough to wash off anything lurking on your food. Thick-skinned produce can soak a few minutes, leafy greens just need a dip and swish, and thin-skinned produce can be dipped and wiped or soaked quickly. Rinse everything well. Vinegar can turn leafy greens black if it’s used as a veggie wash in too high a concentration, and it might not kill viruses. Soap-based cleaning products will strip the virus of its outer coating and kill it.