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Where Can We Buy a Few Hundred Pounds of Hatch Chili Cheaply?

Jodie Aug 17, 2011 08:09 AM

My family usually road trips every year to Hatch and brings back hundreds of pounds of New Mexico chili. We can't do it this year and can't afford to buy it at Bristol Farms.

Does anyone know a source for buying many boxes of Chilis? I am in the los angeles area.


  1. Das Ubergeek Aug 18, 2011 08:35 AM

    Ralphs in Huntington Beach on Saturday will have the cheapest of the season: $1 a pound fresh or roasted (available in 10 lb. or 30 lb. "chunks"); your limit is 10 sacks, so you could get 300 pounds of chiles for $300. It's about twice the going price in Hatch itself.

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    1. re: Das Ubergeek
      Baron Aug 18, 2011 11:42 AM

      Bristol Farms in Playa del Rey has them. $1.69 lb. they have mild and hot. I've already roasted some. The hot are quite hot.

      1. re: Das Ubergeek
        stuffed Aug 19, 2011 05:20 PM

        The price in Las Cruces right now for fresh Hatch green chile is about $20 per 30 lb. bag with roasting included. Walmart in Las Cruces has no limit at that price.

        1. re: stuffed
          Das Ubergeek Aug 20, 2011 07:37 AM

          The problem is getting the certificate from the NM Department of Health to be able to bring them back. It's perfectly doable, just requires advance planning.

          Also a correction to my post with the price: 30 lbs. at Ralphs is $29.99; 10 lbs. is $16.99, both with roasting included.

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        smiling ed Aug 18, 2011 12:05 AM

        I just bought hatch chilies at Jons for 1.00 lb very good and very hot

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        1. re: smiling ed
          Baron Aug 18, 2011 09:46 AM

          where is Jons?

          1. re: Baron
            Peripatetic Aug 19, 2011 01:51 AM


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          stuffed Aug 17, 2011 09:51 PM

          Hatch. Cheap is a relative term. Expect to pay around $1/pound without shipping.

          1. Baron Aug 17, 2011 07:08 PM

            You can go on line and Google "hatch chili" and you'll find some outfits that will ship to you. But be prepared - they will not be cheap.

            1. Professor Salt Aug 17, 2011 08:28 AM

              Cheap isn't likely to happen this year due to a poor growing season.


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              1. re: Professor Salt
                Jodie Aug 17, 2011 08:32 AM

                Oh no! And I already have scarcity issues. Thanks for the heads up!

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