The Hatch Valley is truly the Napa Valley of green chile.
From seed development to planting and growing, to harvesting and storage, each phase of the 505 Southwestern process is closely monitored to guarantee a consistent supply of the highest quality raw product for further processing.
Farmers in the Hatch Valley have been involved in chile production for nearly one hundred years.
Known worldwide for their bountiful chile crop, the Hatch Valley also grows onions, pecans, alfalfa, lettuce, cabbage, sweet potatoes, wheat, cotton, and various experimental crops. Local farming supports a host of subsidiary industries, such as onion sheds and chile dehydrating plants. In fact, Hatch is proud to have never experienced a crop failure!
The Hatch Valley Difference
An area stretching north and south along the Rio Grande from Arrey, New Mexico in the north to Tonuco Mountain south of Hatch, New Mexico.
The 4,000 ft. high elevation, hot days, and cold nights make the perfect conditions for growing chile.
The fertile volcanic soil and growing conditions in the Hatch Valley create a unique terroir which contributes to the flavor of the chiles grown here.
Color, quality, consistency of heat level, and sustainability all contribute to the popularity of this chile variety at retail and in foodservice.