The Smell of Fall: Green Chile Roasting

| By Amanda Oien
| Video by Amanda Oien & Brielle Farmer

Crunchy leaves, crisp air and flannels are what most people think of when it comes to Fall. Not in Southern Arizona, though.

Growing up, I knew Fall was here when I smelled the warm breeze of roasting green chiles. Now that is Fall. 

Kris Young of Red's Roasters poses with a bag of freshly roasted green chiles, while wearing a straw hat in front of his company trailer.

Heirloom Farmers Market will have freshly roasted green chiles every Saturday this September at the Rincon Valley Farmers Market. You bet we’re grabbing chiles for mom’s chile rellenos and snacking on chile specialties as we wander the market.

We got to know Kris Young of Red’s Roasters at the Green Valley Farmers Market where he could hardly keep the chiles on the shelves— they were flying so fast, he was roastin’ to order.

Turn up the heat and get your taste buds wanting more at these farmers market’s:

Udall Park Farmers Market – Open Fridays from 8am – 12pm (May-Sept.)

Oro Valley Farmers Market–  Saturdays from 8am – 12pm (May-Sept.)

Rincon Valley Farmers & Artisans Market– Saturdays from 8am – 12pm (May-Sept.)

 Rillito Park Farmers Market– Sundays from 8am – 12pm (May-Sept.)

Be sure to check each location's COVID-19 policies and as always, if you're feeling unwell, stay home.