I really love this time of year. The kids are getting ready to go back to school. We are getting closer to fall. Before we get there we have something to celebrate. It is Hatch Green Chile time!

I love everything about Hatch Chile Season....and I love going to Market Street to get my fix. You get to choose whether you want mild or hot. I tend to lean more toward the hot variety. I sometimes buy both though.

Nothing was better than seeing the add for Hatch Chile Fest at Market Street on an electronic billboard on my way to work. I just noticed it too late to actually catch the date. So I had to do some good ol' fashioned detective work.

What would I do without the internet? This year's "Hatch Chile Fest" will kick off in August. Which means this weekend. All United Store locations will have a special roasting event from 10 am until 5 pm on both Saturday and Sundays. You can pick up a quart bag ($5), half a case ($16.99) or even a case ($19.99), if you use that much. If you don't want to get them roasted for you....they have the un-roasted available in the store too.

Not only do they roast the Chile's for you during that time....but they are all about the Hatch Green Chile. There are so many great recipes out there. United is there to provide them.

There is nothing better than the smell of those

Have you tried the Hatch Green Chile Cornbread yet? It is fabulous. Oh and the guacamole too.  Maybe this year I will try some Hatch Green Chile enchiladas or meatloaf. The options are just endless.

I'm dreaming of a Hatch Green Chile August. Even if you are health conscious they have options too. Like the Hatch Chile Smoked Salmon, Texas Tumbled Hatch Chile Chicken Breast, or the Fire Roasted Hatch and Jack Turkey Burgers. There really is something for everyone.

It's almost that most wonderful time of the year.....