☽ Made Slowly with Mystery ☾

Fermentation is the fifth step of alchemy, a transformational process that was as much philosophy and art as it was a forerunner to science. HOSA wants to bring that timeless magic to the things you live with every day. Crafted with care, we make lively sauces that transform how you eat.

The Key to Unlocking Flavor

Simple ingredients create a flexible sauce that's equal parts condiment + ingredient.


Primarily grown by local organic farms.


Currently evolving our own mother source.


The Pacific Ocean dried in the sun on San Juan Island.


Occasionally our recipes use sugar to balance heat.

You May Have Questions

Here are some common questions; check our FAQ for more.

Is HOSA gluten-free/vegan?


Yes, all of our sauces are naturally vegan and gluten-free.

Where do you source your ingredients?


Our salt comes from San Juan Island, where the sun dries the ocean waters that we share. Most of our chiles are grown for us by nearby organic farms Boldly Grown and Wanderwood. We are developing the mother for our own in-house vinegar.

Should I refrigerate my HOSA?


Our fermentation process creates a robust flavor but your HOSA is no longer a live culture and so it does not need to be refrigerated.

Shipping hurts, can I pick up from you locally?


Yes, we appreciate the direct support! Our kitchen is located in downtown Bellingham and free pickup is available at our fantastic neighbor's storefront, Champlin Guitars, during their normal business hours. We are both located in the alleyway above the Farmer's Market. [Directions here.]

We know shipping is an unfortunate expense so we do all we can to use the most affordable shipping for your order. We also reduce our impact by gathering used shipping materials from local businesses and re-use them for our mail orders.