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Southern California Hatch Chile Roasting 2015 Schedule
Hatch Chile Roasting Dates 2015

Southern California Hatch Chile Roasting 2015 Schedule

Southern California Hatch Chile Roasting 2015 Schedule

Hatch is back! Stock up now on Hatch chilies before they are gone

Hatch Chile season is upon us. Approximately from August 8th to September 22nd Hatch chiles will be available in stores and structured roasting events will be held all over the South Western United States. The Hatch Roasting 2015 schedule is listed on the bottom of this post. 
Hatch Chile Roasting Dates 2015

Hatch Roasting Dates 2015

Hatch Roasting 2015

I have personally received over 20 emails, facebook messages and blog post comments asking me when the Hatch Roasting 2015 will take place. Consider your request fulfilled. Below are the Hatch roasting events sponsored by Melissa’s Produce with Bristol Farms and Gelsons.
There are no doubt going to be other and smaller roastings across Southern California, but these are structured nicely and I have had good experiences.

What is a Hatch Chile?

Glad you asked! These are one of my favorite chiles with their unique earthy flavor. Since their availability is scarce, for about a month, they have a higher perceived flavor profile.
Hatch Chiles

Hatch Chiles

Their closest cousin is the Anaheim chile, although the unique growing environment in the Hatch Valley of New Mexico with hot days and cold nights lends a unique flavor that should be tried at least once in your life.
Hatch Chile

Hatch Chile

What is a Hatch Chile Roasting?

Simply, these chilies taste best when they are roasted. The fire roasting brings out the complex flavors of the chiles and makes them versatile in recipes.
At a roasting event, giant barrel shaped cages are rotated with large motors while giant propane burners roast the chiles until the flesh and soft and skin in burnt.
Hatch Chilie Roaster

Hatch Chilie Roaster

When you get home you simply peel of the skin and store them for the rest of the year.

Hatch Roasting 2015 Schedule for Southern California

Albertson’s – La Habra 
1800W. Whittier Blvd,  La Habra
August 8th, 8am -2pm
Northgate – Norwalk
11660 E. Firestone Blvd, Norwalk 
August 8th, 7 a.m.-2 p.m.
Northgate – West Covina
1320 W. Francisquito Ave. West Covina:
August 8th, 7 a.m.-2 p.m.
Von’s –  Upland 
81 W. Foothill Blvd.Upland
August 8th, 8 a.m.-2 p.m.
Gelson’s –  Sherman Oaks (new roasting date)
August 8th, 10am-3pm 
Gelsons –  Tarzana (new roasting date)
August 9th, 10am-3pm
Northgate –  Anaheim
720 W. La Palma Ave,  Anaheim
August 9th, 7 a.m.-2 p.m.
Ralphs – San Clemente
903 S. El Camino Real,.Friday
August 14 ,  7 a.m.-4 p.m
Gelson’s- La Canada Flintridge, CA
635 Foothill Blvd, 
La Cañada Flintridge, CA 91011
(818) 790-0563
Saturday August 15, 11am-4pm
Bristol Farms – Palm Desert, CA
73101 Country Club Dr.

Palm Desert, CA 92260
Saturday August 15th
Northgate – Buena Park
6991 Lincoln Ave.,Buena Park
August 15th, 7 a.m.-2 p.m.
Ralphs –  Huntington Beach
5241 Warner Ave., Huntington Beach
August 15th 7 a.m.-4 p.m
Ralph’s – Long Beach 
6290 E. PCH, Long Beach
August 15th 7 a.m.-4 p.m.
Gelson’s -Valley Village (new roasting date)
August 16th 10am-3pm
Bristol Farms – La Jolla, CA
8510 Genesee Ave.
San Diego, CA 92122
August 22nd 10am-3pm
Gelson’s –  Westlake Village (new roasting date)
Saturday August 22nd
Bristol Farms – Santa Monica , CA
3105 Wilshire Blvd.
Santa Monica, CA 90403
Saturday August 22nd
Gelsons- Santa Barbra, CA
3305 State Street

Santa Barbara,   CA   93105
(805) 687-5810
Saturday August 22, 11am- 4pm
Gelson’s  – Silver lake (new roasting date)
August 23rd 10am-3pm
Gelson’s- Newport, CA
1660 San Miguel Drive

Newport Beach,   CA   92660
(949) 644-8660
Saturday August 29, 11am- 4pm
Bristol Farms – Rolling Hills, CA
837 Silver Spur Rd.
Rolling Hills Estates, CA 90274
Saturday August 29th
Bristol Farms – Manhattan Beach , CA
1570 Rosecrans Ave.
Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
Saturday August 29th
Gelson’s  – West Hollywood (new roasting date)
August 30th 10am-3pm

Bristol Farms – South Pasadena, CA

606 Fair Oaks Ave.
South Pasadena, CA 91030
Saturday September 5th
Bristol Farms – Newport Beach, CA
810 Avocado Ave.
Newport Beach, CA 92660
Saturday September 5th
Gelson’s Long Beach, CA
6255 E. 2nd Street
Long Beach,   CA   90803
(562) 430-6042
Saturday September 5, 11am- 4pm
Gelson’s  – Encino  (new roasting date)
September 5th  10am-3pm
Gelson’s – Pacific Palisades (new roasting date)
September 6th 10am -3pm
Gelson’s- Dana Point, CA
24 Monarch Bay Plaza
Dana Point,   CA   92629
(949) 488-8147
Saturday September 12, 10am- 3pm
Gelson’s – Hollywood (new roasting date)
September 12th 10am-3pm
Zapien’s Salsa Grill
6704 Rosemead Blvd, Pico Rivera, CA 90660
go to thesalsagrill.com/events-2/hatch-chile-roasting to reserve a case

Saturday, Sept. 12 8 a.m. – 12 p.m.

About Tom Holmberg

Tom grew up in a cultural diverse neighborhood and a culturally diverse family, so he has learned to appreciate all types of food. "I am not a Chef, nor do I play one on T.V., but I have learned to appreciate food from years of eating and cooking." Tom also spent 10 years in the restaurant industry in various roles, from Prep Cook to server.


  1. You have schedule for 2016?

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