Category: local produce

  • About New Mexico Chile

    About New Mexico Chile

    What is New Mexico Chile? New Mexico chile refers to the various types of chile peppers grown in New Mexico, primarily around the Rio Grande valley, with the Hatch Valley being the largest individual growing region. Although many farmers also grow varieties of chile such as jalapenos, typically we refer to Numex varieties as New…

  • Chicos Beans

    Chicos Beans

    Few foods outside of red and green chile will evoke such a comfortable and homey feeling as chicos and pinto beans. Pinto beans are a staple in New Mexican cuisine, with people getting very excited for new crop beans in late September. Chicos are another thing that New Mexicans go wild for, and are typically…

  • Albuquerque Chile

    Albuquerque Chile

    If you think about chile in Albuquerque, probably two names come up, Farmers Market and Fruit Basket. A large reason for that is that we both have a lot of history in Albuquerque. When we first started roasting chile in Albuquerque in 1977, chile was already a large part of the cuisine, but roasting chile…

  • Local Estancia Pinto Beans

    Local Estancia Pinto Beans

    When it comes to local beans, we have tried many different farms since we started in 1962. There are bean growing regions in many areas of New Mexico, but our go to place in the last 20 years has been Ness Farms. They take pride in having only the best quality beans available. Every year,…

  • What is Posole

    What is Posole

    Posole, a nixtamalized corn dish, has been a staple food in Mesoamerica for centuries, evolving into diverse and delicious regional variations across Mexico. Beyond the rich history of the dish itself, each variation carries further regional influences, local flavors, and cultural connections. If you are in New Mexico or old Mexico, you will no doubt…

  • New Mexico should grow chile in public spaces

    New Mexico should grow chile in public spaces

    I have been traveling in Mexico for the past month in order to practice Spanish, in addition to learning more about chile. Something I have found while here is that agave is used as a decoration everywhere, especially in the state of Jalisco. In the median for roads, on the side of the road, in…

  • Why is Hatch Chile so Famous?

    Why is Hatch Chile so Famous?

    In New Mexico, chile is a big deal to say the least. We schedule our year around picking up enough fresh roasted chile during the season. If we are running low in October, you better believe we will make a mad dash to the closest chile roaster to stock up ASAP. One place in New…

  • Green Chile

    Green Chile

    As we are a chile market in New Mexico, green chile is our bread and butter. We’ve been roasting chile in Albuquerque since 1977, and selling it since 1962. In New Mexico, green chile will be put into everything, even candy and drinks. Over the years, there have been many varieties of green chile grown in New…

  • Estancia Pumpkins in Albuquerque

    Estancia Pumpkins in Albuquerque

    Considering that we have run grocery stores selling local produce in Albuquerque since 1962, it should be no surprise that our pumpkins are also local. We like to keep it simple, whether it is green chile, posole, red chile ristras, or something else. We are all about supporting local, and try to keep everything as…

  • The Many Varieties of Chile

    The Many Varieties of Chile

    Many types of New Mexico chile Although we sell green chile by temperature, Mild, Medium, Hot, Extra Hot, XXX-hot, etc, the differences between them run deeper than that. Chile has been a big thing in New Mexico for a long time, and as a result, many different varieties exist. Many are bred for their size…

  • Local New Mexican produce

    Local New Mexican produce

    We sell a lot more than red and green chile. We’ve always been a big proponent of local produce, as the farmers can pick one day and deliver to us the next day. This allows the fruit more time to ripen on the plant, instead of being picked early. Often this leads to the fruit…