In case you are in Colorado and looking for some great roasted Hatch green chile this Labor Day weekend, Summerland Gardens will be roasting up a storm. They have mild, medium, hot, and extra hot available, as well as their local Pueblo chile too!
We think that New Mexico chile is really special, and they are providing a great opportunity for people to enjoy both Pueblo and Hatch chile. The cultivars are different, with most New Mexico chile being derived from Numex no9, while Pueblo chile is a mirasol variety, more closely related to the guajillo pepper. NM chile has a lot more varieties available, but there are also different varieties in Pueblo too.
If you like cats, Summerland Gardens also has an adorable resident kitty named Marley! They support animals in need by fundraising to build an animal shelter in Teller County. Although it isn’t a local cause for us, it is definitely something that makes the world a better place! Good causes like that should be supported.
Summerland Gardens is a garden center located quite close to I-25, and is a convenient stop for anyone traveling between Albuquerque and Denver. Their address is 806 Arcturus Dr, Colorado Springs, CO 80905, which is on the corner of Arcturus Dr and S 8th St. Feel free to give them a call at 719-477-0267 if you have any questions! Get directions to Summerland Gardens here.