Our Spice Center in Tumacacori, Arizona is located in the heart of the historic Santa Cruz Valley. The Mission of San Jose de Tumacacori was founded first by the Jesuits in the 1690's. The church, which still stands today, was built in the early 1800's. The Presidio of San Ignacio de Tubac, the oldest of 3 Spanish military outposts, was established here after an Indian rebellion in 1751. By the late 1800's the valley was dotted with ranches, and mining camps, dominated by dauntless cattlemen and prospectors.
Santa Cruz Chili & Spice Company is both a grower, manufacturer and retailer of fine chili products. We grow our own chilis! At our Spice Center in Tumacacori, Arizona we sell, along with Santa Cruz Products, a wide variety of gourmet Southwestern foods, cookbooks and a large selection of spices and herbs. We also have a quaint Western Museum documenting the rich history of the area.
This is the home of the Santa Cruz Chili & Spice Company. The business is small. It is family-owned. It is a so