In towns along Route 66 in Texas, New Mexico and Arizona during this time of the season, you’ll find roadside stands where freshly picked Hatch green chile peppers are roasted and sold.
This stand is in the parking lot of Mr. D’z Route 66 Diner, in Kingman, Ariz.
We got big batch of green chiles from Sichler Farms in Albuquerque last fall. The smell of the chiles while they were being roasted was intoxicating. And we’ve still got a few bags of those roasted chiles in the freezer.
The Hatch Green Chile page on Facebook is terrific. And, if you’re taking a road trip soon, you should find fresh green chiles in New Mexico through mid-September.