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Here's Albertson's list:

Hatch Chile Roasting Sales Schedule:
Saturday, August 2 –
• Alhambra Albertsons – 2400 W. Commonwealth – Phone: 626.293.7100
• Chula Vista Albertsons – 720 3rd Ave at J Street – Phone: 619.498.5160
Saturday, August 9 –
• La Habra Albertsons – 1800 W. Whittier Blvd. at Beach – Phone: 562.697.6442
• Bakersfield Albertsons – 2691 Mt. Vernon at Columbus – Phone: 661.872.3511
Saturday, August 16 -
• Rancho Cucamonga Albertsons – 8850 Foothill Blvd. at Vineyard – Phone: 909.484.7237
• Arcadia Albertsons – 298 E. Live Oak Ave at Tyler – Phone: 626.446.1416
Saturday, August 23-
• Costa Mesa Albertsons – 2300-C Harbor Blvd. at Wilson – Phone: 949.515.7227
• Carpinteria Albertsons – 1018 Casitas Pass Road at Carpinteria – Phone: 805.684.2731
Saturday, August 30-
• Reseda Albertsons – 19307 Saticoy St. at Tampa – Phone: 818.772.0010
• Montebello Albertsons – 2469 Via Campo at Wilcox – Phone: 323.888.2250
Saturday, September 6-
• Temecula Albertsons – 31960 Temecula Parkway at Margarita Road – Phone: 951.303.1133
• Escondido Albertsons – 1509 East Valley Parkway at Rose – Phone: 760.735.5163

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  1. Here is Bristol Farms 2014 schedule:
    All roasting events are from
    8:00am - 2:00pm

    Saturday August 16th
    Rolling Hills
    837 Silver Spur Rd.
    Rolling Hills, CA 90274

    Saturday August 23rd
    8448 Lincoln Blvd
    Westchester, CA 90045

    Saturday August 23rd
    South Pasadena
    606 Fair Oaks Ave
    South Pasadena, CA 91030

    Saturday August 30th
    Newport Beach
    810 Avocado Ave.
    Newport Beach, CA 92660

    Saturday August 30th
    Santa Monica
    3105 Wilshire Blvd.
    Santa Monica, CA 90403

    Saturday September 6th
    Palm Desert
    73101 Country Club Dr.
    Palm Desert, CA 92260

    Saturday September 13th
    La Jolla
    8510 Genesee Ave.
    San Diego, CA 92122

    Saturday September 20th -
    new Pinto variety
    (weather permitting)
    South Pasadena
    606 Fair Oaks Ave.
    South Pasadena, CA 91030

    1. What do they do and sell exactly?

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          1. re: jessejames

            Love hatch chiles. Great flavor from mild to hot. I roast them myself either on the grill or hot oven. Cool in a paper bag and the skin falls off. They are from Hatch, NM and very special. Short season, end of summer.

              1. re: jessejames

                Have you not tried these yet, JJ? You're in for a treat!

                1. re: cacio e pepe

                  I've had the kind strung up and dried but that's different I gotta give this a whirl looks right up my alley. Amazing that there's always something new in life to try!

            1. re: jessejames

              The roasted chili's are often sold in boxes of 10 or 20 lbs, mild to hot varieties available. They freeze well and will keep 18 months in the freezer. I rough clean them before freezing by running under water to remove skins and seeds, let dry a bit on paper towels, and then put in portion size freezer ziplocks. Wear gloves. A bit of work, but worth it. Freezing seems to make them a bit hotter, so keep that in mind. Roasts tend to draw crowds, and sometimes sell out, especially late in the season, so go early. Some stores also sell unroasted Hatch, but I think it's easier to buy them roasted. Enjoy.

            2. Umami does a good Hatch Burger

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              1. re: wienermobile

                thanks, looks nice -- i've had ortega burgers before. grilling up some anaheims now which is what i had just thinking about this.

              2. Albertsons Alhambra and Chula Vista store roasting events scheduled for this Saturday, August 2, have been cancelled.

                Due to bad weather in NM.

                1. And Ralph's. Through Frieda's, smaller quantities and different heat levels available.

                  Saturday, August 9, 2014 ◾Ralphs Costa Mesa - 7 a.m. to 4 p.m.; 380 E. 17th St. Costa Mesa, CA 92627 (949) 645-8283
                  ◾Ralphs Huntington Beach - 7 a.m. to 4 p.m.; 5241 Warner Ave. Huntington Beach, CA 92649 (714) 377-0024

                  Sunday, August 10, 2014 ◾Ralphs San Juan Capistrano - 7 a.m. to 4 p.m.; 31874 Del Obispo St. San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675 (949) 661-6102
                  ◾Ralphs Carlsbad - 7 a.m. to 4 p.m.; 7140 Avenida Encinas Carlsbad, CA 92011 (760) 431-1060
                  ◾Ralphs Los Angeles - 7 a.m. to 4 p.m.; 11727 W. Olymic Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90064 (310) 473-5238
                  ◾Ralphs Villa Park - 7 a.m. to 4 p.m.; 17801 Santiago Blvd. Villa Park, CA 92861 (714) 998-0041

                  Saturday, August 16, 2014 ◾Ralphs Pasadena - 7 a.m. to 4 p.m.; 3601 E. Foothill Blvd. Pasadena, CA 91107 (626) 351-8806
                  ◾Ralphs Tustin - 7 a.m. to 4 p.m.; 13321 Jamboree Rd. Tustin, CA 92782 (714) 544-0491

                  Saturday, August 23, 2014 ◾Ralphs Huntington Beach - 7 a.m. to 4 p.m.; 19081 Goldenwest St. Huntington Beach, CA 92648 (714) 960-8756
                  ◾Ralphs La Canada Flintridge - 7 a.m. to 4 p.m.; 521 Foothill Blvd. La Canada Flintridge, CA 91011 (818) 790-0584
                  ◾Ralphs San Clemente - 7 a.m. to 4 p.m.; 903 S. El Camino Real San Clemente, CA 92672 (949) 361-8729

                  Saturday, August 24, 2014 ◾Ralphs Huntington Beach - 7 a.m. to 4 p.m.; 19081 Goldenwest St. Huntington Beach, CA 92648 (714) 960-8756
                  ◾Ralphs Tustin - 7 a.m. to 4 p.m.; 13321 Jamboree Rd. Tustin, CA 92782 (714) 544-0491

                  1. How do the prices compare?

                    I'm assuming Bristol Farms is more expensive?

                    1. Last year Sprouts had great options. I hope they pop up again!

                      1. The Roasts are great fun though and wouldn't want to discourage the experience, but if you are intimidated by the amount you have to buy, most places now sell the chiles by weight as well. Although we have frozen and stored the chiles in the past, now we prefer to buy the chiles by weight and roast on our BBQ for the amount we need. The texture and flavor is better (The mass roasted chiles tend to fall apart as they steam in the bag.) We are okay with not having the chiles year around, it just makes this time of year more special (and tasty! ;))


                        1. Gelson's in the Palisades on Sept. 7th

                          1. Any word of chile roasting near San Francisco this year?

                            A couple years ago I chanced to be in Alhambra just at the right time to score some fresh roasted Hatch green chile. There is no substitute.

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                            1. re: hanta

                              Check Raley's, Whole Foods, Sprouts or local farmers markets. The Chowhound discussions for last year for your area may yield some suggestions - same vendors will probably have this year.

                            2. Not NM chiles but Weiser is roasting at the SM FM(Anaheim's IIRC among others) as well as some Okra (charred, yum).

                              1. These are fresh, not roasted, but my local Von's is offering NM hatch chilies for $0.99 a pound. I intended to roast a pound or two...

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                                1. re: Dirtywextraolives

                                  Good deal. For that price could be worth making more and doing up some sort of enchilada sauce too!

                                  1. re: jessejames

                                    Oh yum, that sounds good. At that price, I'm going to toss the few frozen ones I have in the freezer from last year and start fresh!

                                      1. re: jessejames

                                        I like both! Do you have a good recipe? Usually just use the canned stuff, or powdered.....ugh, I know!

                                        1. re: Dirtywextraolives

                                          i like green with roasted green chiles skin/seeds off, some pickled green chiles (or sport peppers) blended up and some of that juice for tang, a little roux, chicken broth, schmaltz if i have some left over, onions, garlic, spices...it's never the same twice, sometimes green tomato or tomatillo, but that's the general idea for me...i love cheese and chicken enchiladas too much

                                          1. re: jessejames

                                            Yum, that sounds great, thanks for the inspiration! Will let you know when I make some.....

                                2. Don't know if anyone published the Gelson's dates?

                                  Aug 16 3-9 pm Silverlake
                                  Aug 23 1-6 pm La Cañada Flintridge
                                  Aug 30 1-6 pm Long Beach
                                  Sep 7 1-6 pm Pacific Palisades
                                  Sep 13 1-6 pm Santa Barbara

                                  1. So, went to my Von's and they don't have any hatch chilies.... Produce guy tried to tell me the Anaheim chilies were the same....sorry dude, not buying it. So my friendly checker said she would check with the produce manager, who's off today but will be in tomorrow. Perhaps other larger stores have them right now, but mine on PCH by Gladstones does not, at the moment.

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                                      1. re: wienermobile

                                        Yea, I will ask next time I'm at either one, thanks!

                                    1. The Hatch chilies by the pound will be back at Sprouts, starting tomorrow, 79¢ a pound. They list both hot and mild available.


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                                      1. re: happybaker

                                        Already sold out of the hot ones at my local Sprouts on Genesee in SD. I was told they "might" get some more...

                                        1. re: happybaker

                                          Granada Hills Sprouts had both medium and hot Hatch chiles for $.99/lb yesterday.

                                        2. Nothing at an Albertson's inside the city of San Diego proper? I see places all around in your list, but none are in the city itself.

                                          I've made note of Bristol Farms in LJ on Sept. 13.

                                          1. Sprouts in Fullerton roasting Sat 8/23 and Sun 8/24. Brand is Young Guns--$19.99 for 25#. No X Hot.

                                            1. Here is the list from Melissa's website. Some dupes, but I didn't feel like weeding through them:

                                              Southern California Hatch Chile Roasting Schedule!

                                              August 23, 2014 (Saturday)
                                              Gelson's La Canada Flintridge (1pm-6pm)
                                              635 Foothill Blvd.
                                              La Canada Flintridge, CA 91011

                                              Sprouts Chula Vista (10am-4pm)
                                              690 3rd Ave
                                              Chula Vista, CA

                                              Bristol Farms Westchester (8am-2pm)
                                              8448 Lincoln Blvd.
                                              Westchester, CA

                                              Bristol Farms South Pasadena (8am-2pm)
                                              606 Fair Oaks Ave
                                              South Pasadena, CA 91030

                                              August 24, 2014 (Sunday)
                                              Sprouts Chula Vista (9am-3pm)
                                              878 Eastlake Pkwy
                                              Chula Vista, CA

                                              August 30, 2014 (Saturday)
                                              Gelson's Long Beach (1pm-6pm)
                                              6255 E 2nd Street
                                              Long Beach, CA 90803

                                              Bristol Farms Newport (8am-2pm)
                                              810 Avocado Ave
                                              Newport, CA 92660

                                              Bristol Farms Santa Monica (8am-2pm)
                                              1165 Franklin Street
                                              Santa Monica, CA

                                              September 6, 2014 (Saturday)
                                              Bristol Farms Palm Desert (8am-2pm)
                                              73101 Country Club Drive
                                              Palm Desert, CA 92260

                                              Marco's Salsa Grill Restaurant (8am-2pm)
                                              6704 Rosemead Blvd.
                                              Pico Rivera, CA

                                              September 7, 2014 (Sunday)
                                              Gelson's Palisades (1pm-6pm)
                                              15424 Sunset Blve
                                              Pacific Palisades, CA 90272

                                              September 13, 2014 (Saturday)
                                              Gelson's Santa Barbara (1pm-6pm)
                                              3305 State Street
                                              Santa Barbara, CA 93105

                                              Bristol Farms La Jolla (8am-2pm)
                                              8510 Genesee Ave
                                              La Jolla, CA 92122

                                              September 20, 2014 (Saturday)
                                              Bristol Farms Pasadena (8am-2pm)
                                              606 Fair Oaks Ave
                                              Pasadena, CA 91030