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New Mexico (Hatch) chiles

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For those of you who are interested, the New Mexico chiles will be available this weekend at the "Big Saver" market located at 9406 E. Washington Blvd. in Pico Rivera. The 30 lb bag of chiles are $22.99 and they will roast them free for you. The dates are Aug 5th and 6th from 7 A.M. to 1 P.M. both days.

Then on August 19th and 20th, the New Mexico chiles will be available at the Max Foods market on Via Campo just east of Wilcox Avenue in the city of Montebello. A 30 lb sack will be $24.99 and the roasting will be free.

They also sell the chiles by the pound but I don't know about the roasting smaller quantities. I have bought smaller amounts in the past and then just roasted them myself on the barbeque.

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  1. AWESOME Neta! Thank you!! :)


    1. For the unititiated, what do you do with these once you've bought them, how to store them etc?

      I'm interested but clueless. Thanks !

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      1. re: mikester

        Please follow the discussion here... There is a great post there and I will expand on the topic as well...



      2. I break them up into smaller freezer bags. A lot I give to family and friends but I freeze a lot for my Xmas chile con queso tamales. I use some for salsa and some for making chile verde. They keep indefinitely in the freezer.

        1. Is this Hatch chile sale the one Huell Howser featured on his show earlier this year? Huell has a maddening way of not fully explaining a show after it stats. If you miss the beginning, you're SOL. Twice I've seen it, but missed the very beginning. It showed what was apparently a once-a-year sale of NM Hatch chiles in a parking lot somewhere, and lots of people came from distant places - like New Mexico - to stock up for the year. But Huell never explained where this was, when, etc.

          1. I found El Rey Farms name attached to a Huell story about chiles. Contact info says Whittier, website below for more info.


            Norm Man's recent post on subject:


            1. Neta, I went to Big Saver this morning for my whopping 30 lb bag of chiles....thanks so much for sharing your info. Very tasty and a lot of fun. They were selling the Extra Hot ones and the label said they were from Young Guns, Inc. in Hatch, NM.

              Here are a few photos of the roasting set-up in the parking lot. THe chiles released a lot of juice afterwards, so a big bucket or container is extremely handy for transport home.


              1. dear petradish, great photos. They look delicious. Lots of good food ahead. Thanks for sharing.

                1. Per todays ad Big Saver Foods is repeating the NM Hatch chile sale at its Norwalk store (12832 Rosecrans Ave) this weekend Aug 12 and 13, 7am to 1pm. As previously, 30 lb sacks available for $22.99, roasting Free.

                  Petradish, are smaller quantities available? My freezer isn't that big :-).

                  Perhaps someone could call Big Saver Foods HQ in Vernon (323-582-7222) to find out if there are any more chile weekends.

                  1. Unfortunately they were only selling the big sacks last weekend. My neighbors love me now!

                    1. Does any one know where and when the next rosted chile event is going to take place in the Los Angeles Area? The last one was last month but I missed it because I was not aware until I found this website.