Happy St. Patrick's Day! Make sure your chile is New Mexico Certified Chile. Tell your favorite stores and restaurants that you want to see the NMCC logo to make sure it's the real thing!
Have you started your seeds yet? Which chile variety are you most excited about this year?
Here is a great place to order your chile seed....
Are habaneros your choice? How hot? Have you ordered seeds yet? Order now at cpi.nmsu.edu
Thank you Senator Ingle for your support of New Mexico Chile - we greatly appreciate you and all of the hard work you do on our behalf. (Senator Ingle and NMCA Executive Director, Evelyn Ledbetter at the NM Ag Fest in Santa Fe) ... See more
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Merry Christmas to you from the NM Chile Association (hopefully your dinner was either red, green or Christmas).
WELCOME to the home of New Mexico Certified Chile™. The unique altitude, climate, soil and experienced farmers make NM chile the BEST in the world.
Hi, I am the Executive Director of the NM Chile Association. I would like to share some NM chile facts you can read on our web site at www.nmchileassociation.com along with other great information. Please support NM Chile to help retain our signature crop growing within our State. What is Happening to NM Chile? *The NM chile industry is in a steep decline •34,500 acres were harvested in 1992 - only 8,600 acres were harvested in 2013 •China is trying to corner the world oleoresin market which accounts for 30% of NM acreage •Foreign companies are taking advantage of their reduced regulation and cheap, plentiful labor •Imports account for about 82% of chile consumed in the U.S. – automation is the only solution. The majority of green chile consumed in the U.S. is imported from Mexico but is often labeled as "NM" or "Hatch"!!!! •Sometimes chile is sold labeled as “Hatch” or “NM Grown” when it comes from outside NM or even the U.S. *Hatch chile is not a variety - it is chile grown in the actual small town of Hatch, NM. Many varieties of the chile grown in the Hatch valley are grown all through NM including Big Jim, Sandia, and Barker among many, many other varities. NMCA has a certified chile program which includes field visit verification prior to chile being able to use our trademark. If you see our trademark, (visit www.getnmchile.com to see the logo) rest assured, it is NM grown chile - unlike some of the other logo programs which are self reporting and do not include field verification. ... See more
Chile craves warm, dry weather and warm soil. We can deliver! In the southern part of the state where much of the chile is grown, the sun shines 350 days a year! In addition, New Mexico’s climate, soils and agricultural practices produce the unique flavor and quality that makes our chile second to n... ... See more
Seed blocks being grown by Ed at Curry Seeds and Chile Company in Pearce, Arizona. This man does tremendous work to advance and further the chile industry in NM. Thank you, Ed.