A Taste of the Balkans in Michigan

The Videnovich family has been growing peppers near Bridgman since 1962

By Bonnie Tawse

Late September is peak pepper season here in the Midwest. On the Videnovich family farm near Bridgman, Michigan, that means hand-picking, sorting, hauling and hustling a stunning array of chiles: fire-engine-red peppers with names like Super Shepherd and Carmen, elegant banana peppers in shades from pale yellow to sunset orange, and Itali…

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