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Green chile season has begun in New Mexico

Eddie Garcia
August 09, 2018 06:47 PM

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - People in New Mexico have noticed the smell of green chile in the air. 

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"Ahhh, it's one of the best smells you can have. It's one of those smells that when you smell it, you know it's time," said Ken DeWees, owner of Chile Traditions in Albuquerque.

DeWees says New Mexicans have a lot to be excited about this year.

"It looks like the green chile season is going to be a good bumper crop this year," said DeWees.

His farm supplier in Hatch credits just enough, but not too much rain this year.

"He told me that the fields are looking really good, the plants are loaded with chiles, they're loaded with blooms for future chile," DeWees said.

DeWees said he hopes the good fortune continues because the crop is always at nature's mercy.

Too much rain and the metaphorical chile train will come to a grinding halt.

"That can change in a heartbeat. We could have 4, 5 days of hard rain, have some hail storms and it could be over tomorrow but that's just farming for you," said DeWees.

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