Since moving back to Colorado years ago, there has been at least one trip to a local chile roaster in the Denver metro area to get roasted Hatch green chiles. What may seem an errand for some is a tradition in our family.

The smell of roasted green chile by itself is intoxicating. Couple the aroma with spicy, fire-roasted chile peppers on a fresh tortilla, and I am on cloud nine.

We use our haul of roasted chiles in pretty much every dish you can think of. There's even a dedicated chile freezer in our basement. Let me tell you, it's kind of sad when it eventually empties out. (BTW, here's the best green chile recipe I've found.)

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Colorado's chile scene is huge in Denver, and the further south you venture in the state. However, it seems that outside of the occasional farmers' market stand, there are not too many places in Northern Colorado you can stock up on roasted green chiles.

This is exactly why I want to tell you about Lulu's Farm in Brighton, Colorado. It's a little bit of a drive from Fort Collins or Loveland, but I am telling you, it is worth it.

When it comes to Hatch green chiles, Lulu's Farm has what you want—ranging from mild all the way up to dynamite and x-hot. In fact, Lulu's Farm has more than 25 varieties of peppers to choose from.

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Of course, you can always get them flame-roasted on one of their chile roasters too.

If a photo could have a scent, I would want this photo with me at all times.


Lulu's Farm in Brighton Offers More Than Just Chile

Lulu's Farm is one of my favorite stores in all of Colorado, as they have a little bit of everything I like. Fresh produce, spices, garden decor, and a vast selection in the barbecue department.

If you need to get your roasted chile fix, I highly suggest Lulu's Farm in Brighton, located at 13201 East 144th Avenue at Highway 85. Lulu's Farm is open daily from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

For more information on Lulu's Farm, visit them on Facebook or at Lulu's Farm.

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