2015 Hatch Chile Roasts in Southern California Begin August 8--Here are Locations!

Hatch your chile roasting plans now!
Hatch your chile roasting plans now!
Dave Lieberman

[UPDATED 8/7/2015]: There have been some dates changed. Please see the latest update here.

It's almost that time of year, when the front patios of supermarkets across the Southland turn into roasting pits for Hatch chiles. Here are the dates for this year's chile roasts, with Orange County and Long Beach's dates bolded and at the top of the list for each date. Bookmark this post for updates as we get them, especially if times change or if the season runs shorter or longer than expected.

Northgate, Albertsons and some Gelson's run their own roasts; Ralphs' roasts are run by Frieda's Produce, and Bristol Farms, Sprouts', and some of Gelson's chiles çome from Melissa's produce. As always, El Rey Farms will have their roasts at La Puente High School, and it's best to pre-order if you want El Rey chile, which you can do at elreyfarms.com.

Once the day's chile allotment is gone, the roaster is done for the day. It's best to get to the roasts early anyway, since the chiles are usually sold by heat and specific varieties may sell out.

Saturday, August 8

Calabasas: Gelson's, 22277 Mulholland Hwy., 10 a.m.-3 p.m. L.A. (Sherman Oaks): Gelson's, 4520 Van Nuys Blvd., 10 a.m.-3 p.m. La Cañada Flintridge: Gelson's, 635 Foothill Blvd., 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Norwalk: Northgate, 11660 E. Firestone Blvd., 7 a.m.-2 p.m. San Diego: Northgate #21, 1410 S. 43rd St., 7 a.m.-2 p.m. West Covina: Northgate, 1320 W. Francisquito Ave., 7 a.m.-2 p.m.

Sunday, August 9

Anaheim: Northgate, 720 W. La Palma Ave., 7 a.m.-2 p.m. Bell: Northgate, 6801 S. Atlantic Ave., 7 a.m.-2 p.m. San Diego: Northgate, 5403 University Ave., 7 a.m.-2 p.m.

Friday, August 14

San Clemente: Ralphs, 903 S. El Camino Real, 7 a.m.-4 p.m.

Saturday, August 15

Buena Park: Northgate, 6991 Lincoln Ave., 7 a.m.-2 p.m. Huntington Beach: Ralphs, 5241 Warner Ave., 7 a.m.-4 p.m. Long Beach: Ralphs, 6290 E. PCH, 7 a.m.-4 p.m. L.A. (Boyle Heights): Northgate, 425 S. Soto St., 7 a.m.-2 p.m. La Cañada Flintridge: Ralphs, 521 Foothill Blvd., 7 a.m.-4 p.m. Palm Desert: Bristol Farms, 73101 Country Club Dr., 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Paramount: Northgate, 16259 Paramount Blvd., 7 a.m.-2 p.m.

Sunday, August 16

Anaheim: Northgate, 929 S. Euclid St., 7 a.m.-2 p.m. Long Beach: Northgate, 4700 Cherry Ave., 7 a.m.-2 p.m. Carlsbad: Ralphs, 7140 Ave. Encinas, 7 a.m.-4 p.m. Escondido: Northgate, 606 N. Escondido Blvd., 7 a.m.-2 p.m. L.A. (Valley Village): Gelson's, 4738 Laurel Canyon Blvd., 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Malibu: Ralphs, 23841 W. Malibu Rd., 7 a.m.-4 p.m. Pasadena: Ralphs, 3601 E. Foothill Blvd., 7 a.m.-4 p.m.

Friday, August 21

Huntington Beach: Ralphs, 19081 Goldenwest St., 7 a.m.-4 p.m.

Saturday, August 22

Tustin: Ralphs, 13321 Jamboree Rd., 7 a.m.-4 p.m. El Monte: Northgate, 3828 N. Peck Rd., 7 a.m.-2 p.m. L.A. (Encino): Ralphs, 17840 Ventura Blvd., 7 a.m.-4 p.m. La Jolla: Bristol Farms, 8510 Genesee Ave., 8 a.m.-2 p.m. La Puente: Northgate, 831 N. Hacienda Blvd., 7 a.m.-2 p.m. Pico Rivera: Northgate, 9101 E. Telegraph Rd., 7 a.m.-2 p.m. Santa Barbara: Gelson's, 3305 State St., 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Santa Monica: Bristol Farms, 3105 Wilshire Blvd., 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Santa Monica: Ralphs, 1644 Cloverfield Ave., 7 a.m.-4 p.m. Westlake Village: Gelson's, 2734 Townsgate Rd., 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

Sunday, August 23

La Habra: Northgate, 580 W. La Habra Blvd., 7 a.m.-2 p.m. Long Beach: Northgate, 2038 E. 10th St., 7 a.m.-2 p.m. Santa Ana: Northgate, 770 S. Harbor Blvd., 7 a.m.-2 p.m. L.A. (Silverlake): Gelson's, 2725 Hyperion Ave., 10 a.m.-3 p.m. L.A. (Studio City): Ralphs, 12842 Ventura Blvd., 7 a.m.-4 p.m. L.A. (West L.A.): Ralphs, 11727 W. Olympic Blvd., 7 a.m.-4 p.m. San Diego: Ralphs, 3455 Del Mar Heights Rd., 7 a.m.-4 p.m.

Saturday, August 29

Anaheim: Ralphs, 711 S. Weir Canyon Rd., 7 a.m.-4 p.m. Costa Mesa: Ralphs, 380 E. 17th St., 7 a.m.-4 p.m. Irvine: Gelson's, 5521 Alton Pkwy., 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Irvine: Ralphs, 6300 Irvine Blvd., 7 a.m.-4 p.m. Newport Beach: Gelson's, 1660 San Miguel Dr., 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Chula Vista: Sprouts, 690 3rd Ave., 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Manhattan Beach: Bristol Farms, 1570 Rosecrans Ave., 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Rolling Hills Estates: Bristol Farms, 837 Silver Spur Rd., 8 a.m.-2 p.m.

Sunday, August 30

San Juan Capistrano: Ralphs, 31874 Del Obispo St., 7 a.m.-4 p.m. Villa Park: Ralphs, 17801 Santiago Blvd., 7 a.m.-4 p.m. Chula Vista: Sprouts, 838 Eastlake Pkwy. #1410, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. L.A. (Sherman Oaks): Ralphs, 14440 Burbank Blvd., 7 a.m.-4 p.m. West Hollywood: Gelson's, 8330 Santa Monica Blvd., 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

Saturday, September 5

Long Beach: Gelson's, 6255 E. 2nd St., 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Newport Beach: Bristol Farms, 810 Avocado Ave., 8 a.m.-2 p.m. L.A. (Encino): Gelson's, 16450 Ventura Blvd., 10 a.m.-3 p.m. South Pasadena: Bristol Farms, 606 Fair Oaks Ave., 8 a.m.-2 p.m.

Sunday, September 6

L.A. (Pacific Palisades): Gelson's, 15424 Sunset Blvd., 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

Saturday, September 12

Dana Point: Gelson's, 24 Monarch Bay Plaza, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. L.A. (Hollywood): Gelson's, 5877 Franklin Ave., 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

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