Hatch is HERE!

Don’t miss out on our once-a-year Hatch Pepper roasting event! Join us for our annual pop-up roasting event where we’ll be freshly roasting cases of Hatch Peppers. Grab a case to last you for the year before it’s too late! Choose from medium or hot peppers. No pre-order necessary

Stock up on all of the best New Mexican Hatch Pepper items that the “Land of EnHATCHment” has to offer. From hatch pepper guacamole to crab cakes and beef patties to cornbread, we have something for everyone this Hatch season.

Hatch Pepper Recipes by Lazy Acres Resident Chefs

Hatch Peppers are versatile and when stored properly able to be used year-round. Below is a list of hand-crafted Hatch Pepper recipes, created by Chef Isabelle Baril and Chef Ginger Lewis. Enjoy!

Tips for storing and freezing Hatch Peppers. 
Enjoy the fire and flavor of Hatch all year long!

Post-Roasting Refrigeration Tips

  • Roasted Hatch Peppers should be refrigerated within 2 hours after being roasted.
  • Remove the blistered and charred skin where possible. Wearing gloves is recommended!
  • Depending on the recipe(s) you will be making with your Hatch Peppers, you may want to consider de-seeding and de-stemming the peppers prior to storing.
  • Place peppers in airtight container or storage bag and enjoy within 3 days of refrigeration.

How to freeze roasted Hatch Peppers:

  • Remove the blistered and charred skin where possible when cool enough to handle. Wearing gloves is recommended!
  • Depending on the recipe(s) you will be making with your Hatch Peppers, you may want to consider de-seeding and de-stemming the peppers prior to storing.
  • Allow freshly roasted peppers to completely cool before preparing for freezer.
  • Place roasted peppers in freezer bags or plastic freezer containers with lids. Always choose storage bags or containers that are airtight to avoid crystallization.
  • Pro-tip: Do not overpack your bags or containers! If storage packaging is oversized, hatch peppers will freeze slowly resulting in a mushy texture due to ice crystal formation within the pepper tissue.
  • Place bags or containers in freezer, be sure to label it with the date.
  • When ready to enjoy, allow frozen peppers to thaw before using.

The best way to enjoy Hatch Peppers year-round is to freeze and thaw when needed. They can be stored in the freezer for up to 1 year when properly stored!

Did you know?
Hatch peppers grow exclusively in Hatch, New Mexico and are available only once per year? Lazy Acres Director of Produce Scott Wiggans is a New Mexico native and loves Hatch Pepper Season. Check out what he has to say about the super-seasonal Hatch Pepper, below.