Roasting in late summer doesn’t just refer to those sweltering New Mexico temperatures. For native New Mexicans, this time of year is the season for roasting chiles and we just happen to be in peak season, when these peppers are ripe and hot. This year, make your chile picking and roasting a family affair with a day trip to Big Jim Farms.

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It is open daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Current pricing on chiles is $1.50 per pound. For additional information, visit their website or Facebook page.

Website: bigjimfarms.com
Facebook: Big Jim Farms
Phone: 505-459-0719

Spending a few hours picking all the best chiles can work up an appetite. Just a short drive away is Flying Star Cafe, a charming little eatery with plenty of outdoor seating. Read about the restaurant and its menu in This Quaint Eatery In New Mexico Will Have You Feeling Like You’re In A Fairytale.

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