100% Canadian

Fat Chili Farm began with our signature ‘Wizard’s Choice’ a cumin and honey based habanero sauce. We now create an exciting full-line of sauces, syrups and more. 

All of the chilis grown at Fat Chili Farm are grown inside a glass green house and polytunnels. Currently Fat Chili Farm grows 1000 chili plants, with a range of medium to extremely hot varieties.


We are active members of the local farmer market community. We love being part of the local food movement in the Cowichan Valley, with its growing national and international reputation as a source of high quality food products.

We appreciate the support the community gives to local business and it is important to us to try and give back by buying local wherever possible in making our products and supporting goods and services.

Who we are

Shani and Penny emigrated to Canada in 2005 with our three small children, drawn by the natural, wild beauty of the West Coast. We started the Chili pepper farm and hot sauce business 2011 in response to the lack of variety in Chilis available on the Islander and of locally made spicy food.

Shani Farboud, aka the Chili Wizard, is an international chef with 30 years’ experience and can be found at the farmer markets and creating new recipes in the farm’s commercial kitchen.

Penny de Waal, self proclaimed Chili Queen of the Cowichan Valley, can be found behind the scenes crunching numbers, and in the greenhouse making sure the crops are fruitful.