The annual Chile Roast is an NMSU Alumni Association signature event and a favorite among many alumni. The smell and taste of Mesilla Valley green chile is a staple in the state of New Mexico that NMSU alumni will always remember. A Chile Roast provides an opportunity for alumni across the nation to order Mesilla Valley green chile and have it roasted.

COVID safe practices will be in place, in alignment with CDC, that may include face masks and social distancing.

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The Mesilla Valley Chapter will host a Chile Roast on Saturday, August 21.

Orders are due by Wednesday, August 11!

DATE AND TIME: August 21, 2021 from 8am - 1pm

LOCATION: NMSU Alumni & Visitor's Center, 771 College Dr., Las Cruces, NM 88003

PRICE: $25 per case - mild, medium, hot, extra hot available in 25 lb cases

ORDER DEADLINE: Wednesday, August 11, 2021

Click Here to order

Alumni chapters can gather to distribute purchased chile or gather to complete the roasting process. The NMSU Alumni Association has a partnership with the New Mexico Department of Agriculture (NMDA) to ship green chile to a grocer in your area. Additionally, NMDA can provide a roaster to the grocer to roast the chile in-house if your chapter does not have access to one.

The Mesilla Valley Chapter looks to host a local Chile Roast during the 2nd week of August. More to come as the time gets closer!

If you are in one of these areas, make sure your contact information is updated so that you receive our regional emails with full event details.

Annual Chile Roasts:

  • • Mesilla Valley
  • • Washington, D.C.
  • • Denver
  • • Phoenix
  • • Dallas