Hi, I'm Chef Dan with FreshPoint, and theHatch chile pepper harvest has begun.

It's a three week season, very short, andpeople in New Mexico go absolutely crazy for these gems.

So what is a Hatch chilepepper? It's a variety of Anaheim pepper grown in Hatch, New Mexico.

Picked green it's used in chili verde.

I like them roasted, seeded.

and put on acheeseburger with some traditional chili.

They're also left on the vines to fullymature into red, they're then picked, tied up, and dried, for chile Rojo or red chili.

Lines in New Mexico are often drawn, even amongst families, as to which chile isbetter: the red or the green.

I like it Christmas style–half and half.

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