[UPDATED] 2014 Hatch Chile Roasts in Southern California Begin August 2--Here are Locations!

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Dave Lieberman
"Green or red?" What kind of question is that? GREEN, of course!
It's that time of year again: Hatch chile season is right around the corner. And while expat New Mexicans have always lined up for green chile to assuage their homesickness, the peppers have started to worm their way into the hearts of non-New Mexican Californians. Here is a running list of this year's roasting dates. As always, these dates are subject to change if there's any kind of supply problem or if the season runs short or long in southern New Mexico.

[UPDATED 9:45 p.m., July 30:] Albertsons cancelled their roasts for Saturday, August 2 due to weather and chile quality problems in New Mexico. Northgate's Aug. 2 and 3 roasts are still on.

This list will be updated as we get information from our friends in the grocery industry. Orange County and Long Beach locations are bolded and at the top of each date's list. Northgate González and Albertsons run their own roasts, the roasts hosted at Ralphs are from Frieda's Produce, and everything else on the list is from Melissa's Produce.

In addition, El Rey Farms will have their usual setup at La Puente High School; order yours in advance at elreyfarms.com.

Saturday, August 2
La Habra: Northgate Market, 580 W. La Habra Blvd., 7 a.m.-2 p.m.
Chula Vista: Northgate Market, 1058 3rd Ave., 7 a.m.-2 p.m.
Hawthorne: Northgate Market, 3930 W. Rosecrans Ave., 7 a.m.-2 p.m.

Sunday, August 3
Inglewood: Northgate Market, 10801 Prairie Ave., 7 a.m.-2 p.m.
South Gate: Northgate Market, 2633 Santa Ana St., 7 a.m.-2 p.m.
Vista: Northgate Market, 1150 E. Vista Way, 7 a.m.-2 p.m.

Saturday, August 9
Costa Mesa: Ralphs, 380 E. 17th St., 7 a.m.-4 p.m.
Huntington Beach: Ralphs, 5241 Warner Ave., 7 a.m.-4 p.m.
La Habra: Albertsons, 1800 W. Whittier Blvd., 8 a.m.-2 p.m.
Bakersfield: Albertsons, 2691 Mt. Vernon, 8 a.m.-2 p.m.
Norwalk: Northgate Market, 11660 E. Firestone Blvd., 7 a.m.-2 p.m.
San Diego: Northgate Market, 1410 S. 43rd St., 7 a.m.-2 p.m.
West Covina: Northgate Market, 1320 W. Francisquito Ave., 7 a.m.-2 p.m.

Sunday, August 10
Anaheim: Northgate Market, 720 W. La Palma Ave., 7 a.m.-2 p.m.
San Juan Capistrano: Ralphs, 31874 Del Obispo St., 7 a.m.-4 p.m.
Villa Park: Ralphs, 17801 Santiago Blvd., 7 a.m.-4 p.m.
Bell: Northgate Market, 6801 S. Atlantic Ave., 7 a.m.-2 p.m.
Carlsbad: Ralphs, 7140 Ave. Encinas, 7 a.m.-4 p.m.
San Diego: Northgate Market, 2909 Coronado Ave., 7 a.m.-2 p.m.
West Los Angeles: Ralphs, 11727 W. Olympic Blvd., 7 a.m.-4 p.m.

Saturday, August 16
Buena Park: Northgate Market, 6991 Lincoln Ave., 7 a.m.-2 p.m.
Long Beach: Lazy Acres Store, 2080 Bellflower Blvd., 8 a.m.-2 p.m.
Santa Ana: Northgate Market, 770 S. Harbor Blvd., 7 a.m.-2 p.m.
Tustin: Ralphs, 13321 Jamboree Rd., 7 a.m.-4 p.m.
Arcadia: Albertsons, 298 E. Live Oak Ave., 8 a.m.-2 p.m.
Paramount: Northgate Market, 16259 Paramount Blvd., 7 a.m.-2 p.m.
Pasadena: Ralphs, 3601 E. Foothill Blvd., 7 a.m.-4 p.m.
Rancho Cucamonga: Albertsons, 8850 Foothill Blvd., 8 a.m.-2 p.m.
Rolling Hills Estates: Bristol Farms, 837 Silver Spur Rd., 8 a.m.-2 p.m.
Silver Lake: Gelson's Market, 2725 Hyperion Ave., 3-9 p.m.

Sunday, August 17
Anaheim: Northgate Market, 929 S. Euclid St., 7 a.m.-2 p.m.
Los Angeles: Northgate Market, 944 E. Slauson Ave., 7 a.m.-2 p.m.
Los Angeles: Northgate Market, 425 S. Soto St., 7 a.m.-2 p.m.

Saturday, August 23
Costa Mesa: Albertsons, 2300 Harbor Blvd., 8 a.m.-2 p.m.
Huntington Beach: Ralphs, 19081 Goldenwest St., 7 a.m.-4 p.m.
San Clemente: Ralphs, 903 S. El Camino Real, 7 a.m.-4 p.m.
Carpinteria: Albertsons, 1018 Casitas Pass Rd., 8 a.m.-2 p.m.
Chula Vista: Sprouts Market, 690 3rd Ave., 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Escondido: Northgate Market, 606 N. Escondido Blvd., 7 a.m.-2 p.m.
La Cañada Flintridge: Gelson's Market, 635 Foothill Blvd., 1-6 p.m.
La Cañada Flintridge: Ralphs, 521 Foothill Blvd., 7 a.m.-4 p.m.
La Puente: Northgate Market, 831 N. Hacienda Blvd., 7 a.m.-2 p.m.
Pico Rivera: Northgate Market, 9101 E. Telegraph Rd., 7 a.m.-2 p.m.
South Pasadena: Bristol Farms, 606 Fair Oaks Blvd., 8 a.m.-2 p.m.
Westchester: Bristol Farms, 8448 Lincoln Blvd., 8 a.m.-2 p.m.

Sunday, August 24
Huntington Beach: Ralphs, 19081 Goldenwest St., 7 a.m.-4 p.m.
Tustin: Ralphs, 13321 Jamboree Rd., 7 a.m.-4 p.m.
Chula Vista: Sprouts Market, 878 Eastlake Pkwy., 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
Culver City: Northgate Market, 4700 Inglewood Blvd., 7 a.m.-2 p.m.
El Monte: Northgate Market, 3828 N. Peck Rd., 7 a.m.-2 p.m.
San Diego: Northgate Market, 5403 University Ave., 7 a.m.-2 p.m.

Saturday, August 30
Long Beach: Gelson's Market, 6255 E. 2nd St., 1-6 p.m.
Newport Beach: Bristol Farms, 810 Avocado Ave., 8 a.m.-2 p.m.
Montebello: Albertsons, 2469 Via Campo, 8 a.m.-2 p.m.
Reseda: Albertsons, 19307 Saticoy St., 8 a.m.-2 p.m.
Santa Monica: Bristol Farms, 1165 Franklin St., 8 a.m.-2 p.m.

Saturday, September 6
Escondido: Albertsons, 1509 East Valley Pkwy., 8 a.m.-2 p.m.
Palm Desert: Bristol Farms, 73101 Country Club Dr., 8 a.m.-2 p.m.
Pico Rivera: Marco's Salsa Grill Restaurant, 6704 Rosemead Blvd., 8 a.m.-2 p.m.
Temecula: 31960 Temecula Pkwy., 8 a.m.-2 p.m.

Sunday, September 7
Pacific Palisades: Gelson's Market, 15424 Sunset Blvd., 1-6 p.m.

Saturday, September 13
La Jolla: Bristol Farms, 8510 Genesee Ave., 8 a.m.-2 p.m.
Santa Barbara: Gelson's Market, 3305 State St., 1-6 p.m.

Saturday, September 20
Pasadena: Bristol Farms, 606 Fair Oaks Ave., 8 a.m.-2 p.m.

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Shy_blues
Shy_blues

Hey Burqueno by the bay, what bay are you by?

spana
spana

Went and purchased my Hatch green chile last Saturday.7 boxs at Ralphs on Jamboree.Jeff was so much help.Roastd the chile as I liked.The roasting maching worked perfect.My hats off to Jeff and Ralphs.And yes the roosting machines..

Burqueno_By_The_Bay
Burqueno_By_The_Bay

That little roaster in the picture would do a better job if it wasn't so full. The chiles will tend to stay in a clump and not get evenly roasted which makes them hard to peel.

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