In Las Cruces, New Mexico, late summer and early fall are celebrated by the smells of freshly roasted chile permeating the air. Roasting season—a beloved annual tradition by locals and visitors alike—may have wrapped up for the year, but those who missed the chance to visit during the early autumn months can still get their chile fix by ordering online.
Whether you’ve moved away from the area or fell in love with chile on a visit, thanks to the to the hard work of many local companies and the dedicated men and women who work tirelessly in the fields, ordering and shipping green chile is now possible across the nation.
Local companies offering shipping include:
The Fresh Chile Company – With a selection of red and green chile, chile blends, sauces and salsas, and spices, The Fresh Chile Company also offers locally grown pecans and pistachios. Additionally, the website features a variety of recipes to make your favorite New Mexico dishes at home.
Zia Hatch Chile Company – Offering online shopping, as well as retail locations like Whole Foods, Erewhon, Central Market, Lucky’s Market, The Fresh Market, Harmons Neighborhood Grocer and Earth Fare, Zia Hatch Chile Company offers jarred roasted Hatch chile in both medium and hot, as well as red chile and salsas.
The Hatch Chile Store – Not only can you stock up on roasted or fresh chile, but you can find sauces, salsas, seasonings, dried chile, and even rellenos, tamales and chimichangas for a complete New Mexican meal.
NMSU Chile Pepper Institute – Order seeds to grow your own chile, jellies, salsas, sauces, and seasonings, as well as books or gifts. All proceeds from purchases go to fund chile pepper research at New Mexico State University.