Hatch Chile Season at Food City, AJ's and Bashas'
FOOD CITY, BASHAS' AND AJ’S FINE FOODS INVITES YOU TO SPICE UP DINNER WITH HATCH GREEN CHILES FROM NEW MEXICO, AVAILABLE FOR A LIMITED TIME
WHAT: While some Arizonans are ready to welcome cooler temperatures, others are prepared for some heat with Hatch Green Chiles. The Hatch Green Chile harvest has become a culinary celebration. Hatch Green Chiles bring roasted flavor and heat to Enchiladas, Chile Rellenos, Cheeseburgers, and other tasty meals that are sure to kick your spicy appetite into full gear. These bright and spicy chiles, which are known for their signature flavor and mild-to-hot heat levels, are currently available for purchase at every local Bashas’, Food City, and AJ’s Fine Foods location. Besides being tasty, green chiles have many health benefits:
· One medium pepper has the Vitamin C of six oranges
· The hot flavor triggers a thermodynamic burn in the body to speed up your metabolism
· Some teas and lozenges are made with chile peppers to treat sore throats
Harvested from New Mexico’s legendary Mesilla Valley Chile Company, Hatch Green Chiles can be purchased by the pound or in 30-pound bulk bags. Nearly all Food City locations (and select Bashas’ locations) are currently roasting Hatch Green Chiles for customers at no charge. (Check with your neighborhood store for dates and times.) Stores are also offering homemade dishes such as cornbread and shredded beef with Hatch Green Chiles for purchase.
WHY: The Hatch Green Chile harvest has become a culinary celebration in the Southwest. From now until the end of September, fresh, authentic Hatch Green Chiles can add flavor to any meal. The harvest timeframe is limited, so many people stock up during the season and freeze them for use all year round.
WHEN: Now until the end of September 2016
WHERE: More than 100 Bashas’, Food City and AJ’s Fine Foods locations throughout Arizona
WHO: Bashas' Family of Stores - the family-owned grocer that operates Food City, AJ's Fine Foods, Eddie's Country Store, and both Bashas' and Bashas' Diné supermarkets - is an Arizona-based company founded by brothers Ike and Eddie Basha, Sr. With more than 100 grocery stores, it is one of the largest employers in the state and one of the Best Places to Work in Arizona. Since the company's inception in 1932, Bashas' has given back more than $100 million to the communities it serves. For more information, visit bashas.com, myfoodcity.com, or ajsfinefoods.com.