I want to start this thread to encourage everyone to add any Hatch Chile roasting events and to begin planning (making freezer space!) for lots of the fragrant green stuff. The chiles are usually sold in 30 lb.sacks, so perhaps some may wish to split with friends. This has become a summer ritual for us, and judging from the long lines, it has for others also. We get there early but still end up waiting in line(always hot) a couple of hours, exchanging recipes and BS'ing all about chiles and chile food with other chile afficianados and New Mexico expats while basking in the intoxicating fumes of roasting fresh Hatch Chiles. I live in a mostly asian area, so no stores that hold chile roasting events advertise in my local food ads, therefore I must rely on the kindness of strangers(usually Neta) to clue me in here on Chowhound to find my chile fix. Someone gave me a copy of the albertsons ad, identical to mine EXCEPT it gives chile roasting information which I will relate here. Big Saver market has had roasting in the past, and El Rey farms does they're thing made famous by Huell Howser. If you are traveling far to a chile roasting, call the store a couple of days ahead of time to confirm that atmosphereic or other conditions have not delayed they're arrival. Last year we bought 2 sacks of Hatch Chiles(Yes, still some in freezer) while under the influence of THAT smell of roasting chiles while waiting in line for roasting. I can't wait for more! Green Chile Cheeseburger: Toasted bun buttered only, whole filleted chile on each bun half, huge beef patty with melted Jarlsberg cheese. Simplicity. OMFG!!!
Albertsons New Mexico Hatch Chile Roasting 30 lb.sack $27.99 Free Roasting 8am-2pm
August 9&10 Rancho Cucamonga (909) 484-7237
August 16&17 South Gate (323) 569-1588
La Habra (562) 697-6442
August 23&24 Montebello (323) 888-2250
Reseda (818) 772-0010
August 30&31 Chula Vista (619) 498-5160