Category: red chile

  • The Hatch Chile Season: A New Mexico Tradition

    The Hatch Chile Season: A New Mexico Tradition

    Every year, as summer wanes and the days begin to shorten, a vibrant energy pulses through New Mexico. The culprit? The Hatch chile season, a cherished time when the state comes alive with the smoky aroma of roasting chiles. From bustling farmers markets to roadside stands overflowing with vibrant red and green pods, the Hatch…

  • Hatch Red Chile Powder

    Hatch Red Chile Powder

    Hatch red chile powder, a vibrant and flavorful product hailing from Hatch, New Mexico, has become a beloved ingredient in kitchens across the country. One of its most significant advantages lies in its sheer practicality. Unlike fresh roasted chile, which require cleaning, roasting, peeling, and sometimes seeding, Hatch red chile powder comes ready to use.…

  • Hatch Red Chile Pork Tamales: A New Mexico Kitchen Adventure

    Hatch Red Chile Pork Tamales: A New Mexico Kitchen Adventure

    How to make Tamales The aroma of Hatch red chiles mingling with savory pork and warm masa is pure New Mexico magic. Making tamales takes time and effort, but the results – flavorful bundles of tradition – are well worth the reward. They’re perfect for gatherings or freezing for future feasts. Here’s your expanded guide…

  • Red Chile Sauce: A Study in Pure Flavor

    Red Chile Sauce: A Study in Pure Flavor

    The Heart of New Mexican Cuisine In the Land of Enchantment, red chile sauce reigns supreme. It’s more than just a condiment; it’s a cultural touchstone, a fiery symbol of our state pride. The question “Red or Green?” echoes through New Mexican kitchens, and while we adore our green chile, there’s something undeniably special about…

  • The Magic of New Mexico Red Chile Pods

    The Magic of New Mexico Red Chile Pods

    Red chile pods are the fundamental part of the red part of our New Mexico state question, “Red or Green?” Sundried Hatch red chile pods are an amazingly flavorful addition to New Mexico cuisine. At Farmers Chile Market, located at 2010 Eubank Blvd NE in Albuquerque, we typically carry several varieties and sizes of red…

  • A Classic Red Chile Pork Posole Recipe to Warm Your Soul

    A Classic Red Chile Pork Posole Recipe to Warm Your Soul

    Introduction Red chile pork posole is a beloved dish in New Mexico, especially during the holiday season. This hearty and flavorful soup is perfect for warming up on a chilly winter day. Made with tender pork, rich red chile sauce, and hominy, it’s a dish that will leave you feeling satisfied and comforted. In this…

  • Hatch Green Chile Roasting Near you in 2023

    Hatch Green Chile Roasting Near you in 2023

    Where to get roasted green chile in Albuquerque? We roast chile at 2010 Eubank Blvd NE Albuquerque, NM 87112. When it comes to roasted Hatch green chile in Albuquerque, the original is always worth checking out. We’ve been roasting chile since 1977, before anyone else in the city. Most other roasters were just kids or…

  • Red Chile Stacked Enchiladas

    Red Chile Stacked Enchiladas

    If you have ever been through New Mexico, or at least been to a New Mexican restaurant, odds are you have had enchiladas. Red chile, green chile, chicken, cheese, beans, mushrooms, vegetarian or vegan, they are delicious any way they come. Personally, I like recommending red chile over green for enchiladas, because I think the…

  • The Future of Hatch, NM Chile

    The Future of Hatch, NM Chile

    Every year, it seems that media organizations love to talk about how there is a shortage of green chile. I doubt that we will run out of delicious roasted chile any time soon. That being said, there are some problems facing green chile that will lead to price increases outpacing inflation. Problems facing chile in…

  • 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…

  • How to choose good New Mexico chile

    How to choose good New Mexico chile

    It’s June now, which means that chile has already been in the ground for over a month in all the major farming regions. We are around 2 months away from the 2022 chile season, and the time is right for a guide to how to pick out good chile. First things first is to evaluate…

  • 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…

  • Chile Ristras are food

    Chile Ristras are food

    Upon traveling to New Mexico, one of the first things someone will notice is chile ristras. The eye catching strings of dried or drying red chile are quite appealing to anyone who likes the southwestern aesthetic. Throughout New Mexico, the red of chile ristras, and the green from green chile are everywhere, even more than…

  • New Mexico Chile Ristra FAQ

    New Mexico Chile Ristra FAQ

    All about chile ristras I get asked a lot of questions about chile ristras, ranging from “How long do ristras last?’ to “How to take care of chile ristras?” This made me think that many people will probably be wondering about it online too. Because of that, I decided to make a quick FAQ with…

  • Using chile powder

    Using chile powder

    If you have ever walked down the spice aisle of the grocery store, odds are you have found at least one or two types of chile powder. Paprika is widely used throughout Europe and the Americas. It is not spicy, but it gives a nice earthy flavor to whatever it is used on. Cayenne pepper…

  • 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…

  • The New Mexican Chile Tradition

    The New Mexican Chile Tradition

    If you have found yourself here, odds are you are curious about chile, whether it is from Hatch or somewhere else in New Mexico. We care a lot about our chile here, with former US senator Pete Dominici going as far to include the official spelling as “chile” in congress. The state question “Red or…

  • Lumbre, the hottest New Mexico chile

    Lumbre, the hottest New Mexico chile

    Lumbre chile is a relatively new New Mexico chile variety which is quite spicy. It was developed by Jimmy Lyttle, son of “Big Jim” Lyttle. Considering Big Jim is arguably the most famous New Mexico chile, that is some spicy heritage they have. When compared to other chile peppers, New Mexico chile in general is…

  • The End of the 2021 New Mexico Chile Season

    The End of the 2021 New Mexico Chile Season

    This season has been an interesting one to say the least. It started out incredibly slow. Part of the reason might be that other chile roasters started roasting in July, while we begin in August. The heat waves this year did contribute to an earlier chile season than normal. Regardless, we won’t sell chile that…

  • Chile Roasting in Albuquerque

    Chile Roasting in Albuquerque

    Where to get chile roasted in Albuquerque If you are looking to get some green chile roasted in Albuquerque, there is only one place that has been doing it since 1977. Farmers Chile Market, located at 2010 Eubank Blvd NE, or just Farmers Market back then, started the Albuquerque chile roasting tradition when the owner…

  • 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…

  • Ode to Chile Pickers

    Ode to Chile Pickers

    Picking chile is a pretty high paid job. In general, pickers have been making more than $15 an hour for years. That being said, I think there are few jobs more difficult that picking chile. The plants themselves don’t grow much higher than 2 feet. They also keep producing and need to be harvested about…

  • How to roast Hatch chile with a barrel roaster

    How to roast Hatch chile with a barrel roaster

    Following up from my guide to roast green chile, I want to talk about how to roast with a big roaster. The barrel roasters are great, because they not only roast the chile, but the spinning peels them as well. The first step is to put the chile in. Depending on the sack you use,…

  • Will travel for New Mexico chile

    Will travel for New Mexico chile

    Something nice about visiting chile farms, is that they tend to be in valleys with beautiful scenery all around. This is a picture of one of the fields at Snake Ranch in San Antonio, New Mexico, where we get most of our late season green chile from, as well as tomatoes and cantaloupe. Every season,…

  • Red chile is more than pods

    Red chile is more than pods

    When most people think of New Mexican red chile, they often think of a savory spicy sauce. They think of tamales, of enchiladas, of carne adovada. One thing about all of those is that they are generally not sweet. Fresh red chile is incredibly sweet, much more than green. Roasting then scraping the peels off…