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View Poll Results: Do you care if your chiles are from New Mexico
I don't buy chile 0 0%
I don't care 5 10.00%
I'd pay 10% more 5 10.00%
I'd pay 25% more 14 28.00%
I'd pay 50% more 7 14.00%
I'd pay double 7 14.00%
I'd pay triple 12 24.00%
Voters: 50. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 07-22-2010, 12:41 PM
 
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Any word on the progress of the Harvesting machine, NMSU was working on? Said it was the only hope of really saving the industry here in NM.
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Old 07-24-2010, 04:58 PM
 
Location: Santa Fe
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Only New Mexico chile for me. I refuse to support China's efforts to take away our industry. Subsidy or not, our growers are being slowly squeezed out of the market. It is up to us, the consumer, so ensure this doesn't happen.
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Old 07-24-2010, 05:03 PM
 
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Only New Mexico chile for me. I refuse to support China's efforts to take away our industry. Subsidy or not, our growers are being slowly squeezed out of the market. It is up to us, the consumer, so ensure this doesn't happen.
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Old 07-25-2010, 12:38 PM
 
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I'd pay extra because I like to hear Hatch green chiles or New Mexico green chiles. I think of it as a specialty market and it means better quality to me.
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Old 07-25-2010, 05:45 PM
 
Location: Mountain girl trapped on the beach
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I said 50% more. I grew up in Colorado and my parents used to buy them at the vegetable stand near our house straight out of the roaster in late summer when the vendors came up. Now I'm a grad student in Miami (can't wait to be finished) and every year I have a 10 pound box of fresh chiles shipped to me. I make my mom's green chile when I need comfort food. For now I can handle 50% more, but when I move to NM after graduation I'd be willing to pay triple--those overnight shipping fees could buy a lot of chiles.
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Old 07-26-2010, 09:35 AM
 
Location: Albuquerque
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Originally Posted by Schrodinger's Kittens
For now I can handle 50% more,
... overnight shipping fees ...
Note that for someone paying shipping fees and such, a doubling of
the price of the chile isn't a doubling of the price of the final product.

When I lived in CA and paid $8 for a $2.50 tub, the chile probably
only had a value of $1. A tripling of the price would have brought
the tub price to $10 - which is a 25% increase.

Even here, in the stores, that tripling of the price for me would only
amount to the price going from $2.50 to $4.50 - not even a double.

In a restaurant where I got chile on my huevos, I assume that I'm
only eating 25 cents worth, if that.

A 50% increase in raw chile price would be great for the growers, but
cost far less to the consumer unless they are buying raw chile in bulk.
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Old 07-29-2010, 10:35 AM
 
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I drive nearly 350 miles every year to get NM chile so I would gladly pay more if needed. Of course, I do have family there so I get to see all of them also. There is 4 families that make the trip every year and load up our freezers. The smell of roasting chiles is worth every mile.
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Old 07-29-2010, 10:56 PM
 
Location: Keonsha, Wisconsin
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We make our own.


YouTube - Red Green Show - Red's Hot Sauce
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Old 07-30-2010, 06:04 AM
 
Location: New Mexico
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ROFL I love Red Green! We used to watch it on PBS when we lived in Illinois.
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Old 07-30-2010, 01:53 PM
 
Location: I-40
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Absolutely, New Mexico chiles all the way! Yes, I'd pay more. After all, you get what you pay for.

Ever since spending so much more time in New Mexico, I've become addicted to green chile. I'm going to Hatch with a friend and I'm going to buy quite a bit of green chiles to share with friends and neighbors in AZ and TX.
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