the man behind the salsa 2017-11-28T15:42:06+00:00

the kind of people that use salsa to dress up as many meals as socially acceptable. Chips? Yes. Eggs? Of course. Cardboard? Sure! Our creators made Cush’s Homegrown Salsa with piquancy and versatility in mind.


These chunky cooked salsas are made in small batches, primarily with local produce-including the company’s own organic, homegrown jalapeños. Cush’s goal: salsas that possess the flavor and freshness of handmade condiments. His salsas begin with tomato, onion, bell pepper, honey, garlic and spices, and add in special ingredients such as red jalapeño for heat. Still, the total ingredient count never exceeds eight. Cush’s Homegrown is a new company located in Old Lyme, Connecticut. Founder Chris Cushing’s salsa has been under development for over twelve years. Cush’s Homegrown started in our kitchen by using tomatoes and peppers from our garden, his quest was to make a salsa that didn’t taste like a spaghetti sauce was underway. He decided to start the company after the requests to purchase the salsa became overwhelming.

The Cushing family has always been acutely conscious that we have been blessed with a strong bond of family, good health and a certain comfort of life. The family has been involved in charity work throughout the region, including hosting a collection for Katrina hurricane relief, building a food collection float for the Niantic light parade, even building two houses with Extreme Home Makeover. When he decided to start the company, one of the goals was to connect our success with the well being of others. To accomplish this, charities will receive a percentage of the company’s profits each quarter. The products that Cush’s makes have another purpose, and that is to give you a healthy choice from the chemical filled national brands. When he started thinking about making our product, Cush’s wanted to make the best tasting salsa that is made with the freshest ingredients and contain no unwanted chemicals.

We love fresh vegetables. We have farms where we grow our own organic jalapeños to ensure the perfect taste and bite for our salsas. We compost all the plants at the end of the season and send all food scraps to a pig farm for feed. We believe that the land gives to us and we make sure that we are sensitive to the environment by recycling all materials that we use and send absolutely nothing to the landfill! In addition, we can our products in reusable glass mason jars. We encourage you to reuse these versatile jars around the house. We use them for everything from storing flour and sugar in the cupboard to doing crafts with the kids. If you have any more creative ways to re-purpose our jars, let us know so we can feature you on our blog!

charities including Breast Cancer, Wounded Warriors, High Hopes (an Equestrian facility for disabled children), local food banks and many more. We are also partnered with Meals 4 Others, an e-commerce site that gives donates 15% all products sold to a food bank or pantry of your choice.