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Inclement New Mexico Weather Forces Cancellation of Alhambra & Chula Vista Aug 2 Hatch Chile Roasting Events



Jul 30th, 2014

California Newsroom

Attention Albertsons Hatch Chile fans, we’ve got disappointing news to share. Mother Nature has wreaked havoc with this year’s Hatch Chile crop. Over the last few days, New Mexico has been hit by severe thunderstorms, including hail.  As a result, the Hatch Chile harvest has been delayed, and more importantly, farmers are waiting for clear skies in order to assess the damage to their crops.

2014 New Mexico Hatch Chile FloodPresently, this means that Albertsons Alhambra and Chula Vista store roasting events scheduled for this Saturday, August 2, have been cancelled.

I’m sure many of you have been counting the weeks leading up to the moment you can secure your supply of roasted Hatch Chile, and we are sincerely sorry to have to be the ones to share such disappointing news.

According to the National Weather Service, heavy rains and thunderstorms are predicted to continue through the end of week.   For the moment, we’re staying optimistic for the remaining Albertsons Bakersfield, La Habra, Rancho Cucamonga, Arcadia, Costa Mesa, Carpinteria, Reseda, Montebello, Temecula and Escondido store sale events scheduled for August and Sept.

Albertsons Produce team will provide us with updates and we’ll post the information, should it change. We apologize for the inconvenience and hope that the weather in New Mexico is favorable this week so farmers can come through with a good supply for all Hatch Chile enthusiasts.

6 Responses to Inclement New Mexico Weather Forces Cancellation of Alhambra & Chula Vista Aug 2 Hatch Chile Roasting Events

  1. Michael Ayala 01/08/2014 at 3:26 pm

    Do you have a date for the Rancho Cucamonga store

    • Customer Care Customer Care 03/08/2014 at 3:48 am

      We certainly do have a date set, Michael. We currently have the date for the Rancho Cucamonga as August 16th, 2014. We hope to see you there. ~Victor

  2. Chris James 02/08/2014 at 10:55 am

    Thank you I hope Reseda comes through. Please keep me posted.

    • Lilia Lilia 04/08/2014 at 2:47 pm

      Hi Chris – Good news to share: we’re moving forward with our other So Cal Hatch Chile events! Reseda Albertson’s Hatch Chile sale is set for Sat., Aug 30th.

  3. Mary Garcia 06/08/2014 at 10:50 am

    I was wondering if the Arcadia or Montebello store is still scheduled. I went to the Alhambra store on 8-2, but it had been cancelled

    Thank you.

    • Lilia Lilia 06/08/2014 at 11:53 am

      Hi Mary – Yes, unfortunately, Albertsons’ first two scheduled Hatch Chile roast events (for this past weekend – Aug 2nd) were cancelled as a result of inclement New Mexico weather. The good news is that the remaining store events will continue as planned.

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