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 the NM True program which is self reporting and does 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.
Help us save NM Chile - ask where your chile is grown and if it is certified by NMCC.
Have you ever wondered or questioned how much of your favorite chile actually comes from where you think it does? The New Mexico Certified Chile Program is working hard to make sure that you can rest easy even with the difficulties that farmers are facing on both sides of New Mexico's southern border. https://www.abqjournal.com/1019661/chile-production-in-mexico-surges-on-demand.html ... See more
Farm to Table Video Part 2 - step by step demo of GPS driven tractor in the field for ground prep prior to crop planting.
Ground prep with precision farming using today's state of the art technology of GPS - a self guided tractor. WOW!!!
Green Chile Crop Update 06/26/17 - growing in Portales, NM
Eastern New Mexico Green Chile crop update - June 11, 2017
One of our members of the New Mexico Chile Association and a New Mexico Certified Chile producer on the eastern side of NM walks us through the timeline of planting seed to sprouting.