The Finnish Chili Association (Suomen Chiliyhdistys ry) was officially founded on January 8, 2007, but in practice it has been running since September 1, 2006, when a group of dedicated chili pepper enthusiasts decided to get together and make their hobby official. Thus, the Finnish Chili Association was started.
Some of the members grow capsicums, but the main focus is on using chili peppers in cooking. Unfortunately, the retail shops’ selection of high quality capsicums is still quite limited – often, people end up growing the chili peppers they need for cooking at home.
The Association’s focus points:
Bringing out capsicums as a healthy and flexible ingredient for food
Expanding the public’s knowledge of capsicums by participating in events, such as fairs
Supporting local sections of the association
Guiding members in growing capsicums
Organizing meetings for chili pepper enthusiasts
Developing international cooperation between chili pepper enthusiasts
Aiding the members in acquiring seeds
Suomen Chiliyhdistys ry
The Association in the Register of Associations
Registration number: 195.486
The Association’s banking services are provided by Osuuspankki
Raili Hannus, HTM, TIK Oy