Six years ago, Perla and Bill Pearce packed up their life in Tucson, Arizona, and moved north to Bend, Oregon. Even though they were leaving the southwest behind, they weren’t ready to leave the flavor of it. So, they went ahead and brought with them their gourmet salsa company.
With its close proximity to the border, Arizona isn’t short on Mexican-style cuisine or salsa—but moving to Bend came with some new challenges and opportunities. For starters, an untapped market and a new client base that may not understand that salsa isn’t just for tacos and burritos.
“Salsa is a condiment that goes with just about everything,” explains Perla. “From our morning eggs to sandwiches, wraps, salads, on burgers and steaks.”
Currently, Bill and Perla have nine flavors ranging from the mild Fire Roasted Mango for the fruit enthusiast, to the Hot Holy Moly for those “local pepper heads.” One of the challenges for Perla and Bill was finding a glove to use during the manufacturing process. That’s where the Boss® DYNEE white™ came in.
“These gloves are the best we could find and we will continue to use them as long as we are in business. Not only are they comfortable, but they’re also cut resistant to protect our hands while slicing tomatoes and peppers, and their heat resistance and grip helps when placing lids on the hot glass jars (about 190˚) during processing.”
If you’re interested in purchasing salsa from Southwest Salsa Company, you can buy it on their website: www.southwestsalsaco.com
The Boss® DYNEE white™ can be found here on our website.