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Chehalem Ridge Brands is a small company producing all natural
100% fruit salsas. We use only premium fruit and all natural
ingredients with no preservatives and no tomatoes. Our fruit
salsas are very distinctive, full of fruit flavor and plenty of pepper
heat. Developed to be low calorie, fat free and cholesterol free,
our fruit salsas can be a healthy alternative for many foods. Most
importantly they are not jams or jellies as they do not have the
added sugar a pepper jelly or jam will have. They are true salsas
and are also vegan and gluten free. They are true salsas and are
also vegan and gluten free. Our products combine the flavors of
New Mexico with a Pacific Northwest influence and Portland flair
for different and unusual foods.
Due to the many requests, and because there are no tomato
fillers in our products, the popularity of these salsas is growing.
Additional flavors are under consideration along with some old
family recipes that are waiting on the back burner to find their
way to market.
We strive to make our fruit salsas a delectable gourmet food
experience, whether you are enjoying them as a snack or have
included them in your finest culinary meal. We hope you and your
family will enjoy them again and again.
Sherrie & Dancil Strickland
Ours is a different story. These aren’t family recipes that were
handed down. We started by trying to develop a recipe to match a
product we loved, a fiery raspberry salsa. It was very unusual but
extremely good. When the company stopped making it we were
very disappointed so we decided we’d try to make it ourselves.
However, we never quite got the same taste in our results. After
many attempts we were going to try again but after getting
everything into the bowl we discovered we had no tomatoes. So
we tried the salsa without tomatoes and it was amazing. We later
tried a pineapple salsa without tomatoes and it too was extremely
good. We continued to make them occasionally for our own
On our daughter’s 23rd birthday she had some friends up from
college to help her celebrate and spend the night. The next
morning we wanted to make something to snack on while waiting
for breakfast and recalled we had a few blueberries in the
refrigerator. When the girls came down for breakfast I was making
the blueberry salsa. The girls thought that sounded “not so good”.
But when they tried it they couldn’t get enough and said we should
be making this and selling it. That’s when our company was
Our labels are an expression of our love of music and dancing.
After meeting in college we would frequent the country and western
hangouts to listen to the bands and dance. We wanted to bring
that same feeling to our products. Sherrie is very creative and
aritstic and came up with the idea of the ‘dancing fruit characters’.
The names of our products resulted from our love of music and we
wanted to give them a musical themed name. We hope you enjoy
them and the very distinctive labels.