Colorado Chile vs. Hatch Chile

Dear Governor Polis,

We have heard your claim that “Pueblo chile is the best in the world,” and we at the Fresh Chile Co. would like to respond. While we agree that your chile is good, we also know that the seeds you plant originated from New Mexico in the late 1800s. Understandably so, as our people have been farming for generations along the Rio Grande river in the rich, fertile farmlands of Hatch, New Mexico. In fact, our farmers have taught your farmers everything they know about cultivating chile (but not everything WE know). 

As I write this letter, while roasting freshly picked Hatch green chile peppers straight from the farm on my grill tonight, I’m reminded that you won’t be able to roast your chile for another month. This gives you some time to consider our challenge! When you’re ready with the very best chile Colorado has to offer, I’ll meet you anytime at any place for a chile taste-off on behalf of New Mexico Hatch Chile and we can settle this once and for all! I’ll bring my hand-selected Hatch Green chile peppers and you can bring your mouth. Because Governor, with all due respect, in New Mexico we let our chile do the talking.

Anxiously awaiting your response, 

Randy McMillan (Owner)
The Fresh Chile Company
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