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Hatch Chiles back

Lucky has them(organic) in their weekly ad for tomorrow at 97 cents a pound. I seem to remember from last year they were gone very early.

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  1. thanks for the heads up! now I need to find a Lucky's (I don't pass one on any of my daily routes-which seems odd to me.) i just returned for a week in santa fe and am suffering withdrawal so your post is oh so timely for me.

    1. Sending the husband to check out if they have them at the Lucky's in Larkspur. Will report back!

      1. Hit the El Cerrito Lucky at 8:10 and found a young lady with 5-6 bags already full. She had hoped to score 2 cases but was foiled by their only having one. I grabbed 2 pounds and left. I could have been shut out if they could have tared the box.

        1. Organic for 97 cents? That's a real steal!

          I just emailed Raleys to ask if they are going to be roasting chiles this year.

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          3360 San Pablo Dam Rd, El Sobrante, CA 94803

          7 Replies
          1. re: Ruth Lafler

            Answer from Raleys/Nob Hill:

            "We are going to be roasting Hatch chilies at select stores. We will
            have the chilies available September 14th. Please check our website at
            the beginning of September for additional information and the roasting
            schedule."

            1. re: Ruth Lafler

              Thanks for checking up, Ruth. The roasted Hatch chilies I got from the Alameda Nob Hill was one of my best bargains last year. I'll definitely be back--it is definitely worth it to get them roasted in their rotating barrels. I got a couple pounds unroasted for about half the price of the roasted version and despite my constant attention (which is a lot of timedollars) they weren't as evenly roasted/easy to pull of the exterior skin as the store roasted version.

              1. re: Ruth Lafler

                That's a full 3 weeks later than usual; I wonder why.

                1. re: Pius Avocado III

                  I'm guessing that's when the supply they've contracted for will be ready. Seems odd, though, that they would be harvesting late, given the weather conditions in the Southwest this summer.

                  1. re: Ruth Lafler

                    Snow and cold lingered late in San Luis Valley, so I assume New Mexico got a late start, too.
                    i'm so happy to see they get out here.
                    What is a typical price here in the East Bay and do roasters ever set up at farmers markets?
                    thanks,
                    Colorado Gal in withdrawal

                    1. re: Ruth Lafler

                      Yeah, must be more a contract thing than anything else. I saw an active roasting operation at a Central Market in Houston on the 21st of August; they even had Hatch chile macarons, which didn't taste much like chiles, but there was a bit of heat on them.

                      1. re: twocents

                        Seems like there was no shortage of both the mild and hot here in Fort Worth this year. I've found them various places in the .99 range and as little as .88 a few weeks ago. I'll be in Rancho Murieta and Santa Rosa this weekend so I'm scoping out all the foods I miss from California. I could probably eat 24/7 during my visit and still not be satisfied.

              2. Mission accomplished! He bought two pounds and, in addition, was treated to a cantaloupe juggling exhibition by the produce guy. Apparently the Novato Lucky's has an even bigger supply. Now on to roasting and freezing.