Thanks for posting this. It is something us "chile-loving" New Mexicans should all be concerned about. As far as the Colorado challenge to New Mexico, I think all of us here in New Mexico are quietly falling off of our chairs in hysterics. I do believe there is some conjecture that the chile seeds arrived in New Mexico in the droppings of birds from South America. Whatever the variety I love chile from Hatch....I know that some die hard nortenos will insist on Chimayo but I prefer Hatch. Fortunately, I found a good online source, so I can get it wherever I may be in the U.S. [link]
Great article! Nice picture too! Thank you for sharing, Speaking of New Mexico. What is your favorite New Mexico Chile? I have found that I always get good quality and value from the CHIMAYO CHILE BROTHERS. Here is a link to their site: [link]
They share some great recipes for Northern New Mexico cooking too! Thought you might be interested.
Keep up the good work!