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Oct 26, 2007 12:03 PM

Mail order source for Chimayo chile?

My stock of Chimayo chile - bought at the little store next to the Sanctuario de Chimayo - is all gone.

I need more. Must...have...more...

Does anyone know of a good reliable mailorder source? I really would prefer Chimayo - I can find places for Hatch chile. I haven't been able to find dried posole where I live either, so a source of that would be good too.


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  1. Native Seeds/SEARCH (in Tucson) sells 6 oz bags of Chimayo powder. I doesn't look like they carry whole pods, though.

    1. Oops. I missed the second part of your query.

      NSS also carries posole.

      Blue corn posole is listed on the first page of corn products, and white corn posole is listed on the second page.

      Hope this helps.

      1. You cant get closer to the source than this:

        If the place you got your last supply was a small restaurant right on the grounds of the church, this would be the place you got it from. But there are several other shops along the walk from the main road that sell this glorious stuff too.

        1. I know exactly how you feel. I was just Googling Chimayo Chile as I am working on a website for them. Last time I was there I told them I wanted to do that just for the love of them chilies. It will go live in a few days at

          Meanwhile call them on the very fine telephone 505-351-4112 to order

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          1. re: agriffin

            That's great! This is one of the shops I was referring to. The mailing address for El Potrero Trading Post is PO Box 706, Chimayo NM, 87522.

            They had a lot of great Day of the Dead stuff too!

            1. re: agriffin

              Please, please don't spell it chilies on the website as the plural of chile is chiles. Although, I'm looking forward to having a source and appreciate you posting the website, I'll keep my eye out for it.

            2. Are you speaking of canned Chimayo chile? HOw do you use the powdered form?

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              1. re: laredo

                I've never seen canned Chimayo chile. It is usually in either pod or powdered form. The powder is made into a sauce by adding (I believe) water, flour, maybe butter. I can clarify when I get home.