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Arizona Food City grocery stores spice things up for Hatch green chile season

A view of a common site at Food City grocery stores across the Phoenix metropolitan area — the Hatch green chile roast. (File Photos/

Call for ‘Signature Recipes’ is an opportunity to win up to $1K

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Hatch Green Chile season is upon us, representatives at Food City say, and from now to mid-September, in more than 45 Food City grocery stores throughout the state, the harvest has become a culinary celebration.

Fresh, authentic Hatch green chiles can add flavor to any at-home meal, from cheeseburgers to enchiladas, according to a press release.

The harvest timeframe is limited, so many people stock up during the season and freeze Hatch Chiles so they can use them year-round. In addition to adding spiciness to a meal, green chiles also have many health benefits, the release states.

Food City grocery stores are the headquarters for all things Hatch Green Chile. Nearly all Food City locations in Arizona roast Hatch Green Chiles for customers at no charge. Additionally, the grocery store’s produce departments sell fresh and roasted Hatch Green Chiles. Items include:

  • Hatch Chile Cornbread;
  • Hatch Chile & Cheese Jumbo Cornbread Muffins;
  • Hatch Chile & Cream Cheese Bolillos (Bread Rolls); and;
  • Hatch Chile Mantecadas (Sweet Cakes).

Also, Food City deli departments are prepared made-to-order:

  • Hatch Green Chile Breakfast Burritos.
  • Hatch Green Chile Beef Meal Combo Plates.
  • Roasted Hatch Chile Shrimp Ceviche.
  • Hatch Chile Pico de Gallo; and
  • Salsa Molcajete with Hatch Green Chiles.

Food City presents ‘How do you Hatch?’

In celebration of the Hatch green chile season, Food City is inviting the general public to enjoy its special offers and participate in a fun recipe contest by answering the question, “How do you Hatch?”

Everyone in Arizona with a Facebook or Instagram account is encouraged to publicly respond to the question between now and Friday, Sept. 16. When they share their favorite Hatch Chile recipe on your Facebook or Instagram page publicly, using a photo and the hashtag #FoodCityHatchChile, they are automatically entered for a chance to win up to $1,000 in prizes.

Food City will randomly select three winners, the release states. The first winner will receive $1,000 in prizes, including a $750 Food City gift card. The second winner will receive $600 in prizes, including a $400 Food City gift card. The third winner will receive $400 in prizes, including a $300 Food City gift card.

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