Hatch Green Chile

Our Story

At the Hatch Chile Store, we have a tradition of excellence. Our extended family currently farms over 1000 acres of prime farmland in the Hatch Valley and has been in the produce business for more than 100 years. Our history here in the Hatch Valley dates back over 5 generations to Joseph Franzoy, the first farmer to grow chile here. Headquartered in Hatch, New Mexico, our history and heritage ensure that when you buy our Hatch Green Chile, you're getting the very best you can find straight from a family farm.

Preston Mitchell

Preston started selling fresh chile through his website when he was 15. With the help of his parents, extended family, and little sister they “bootstrapped” one of the first online farm-to-table businesses in the Hatch Valley.

Tiffany Ligtenberg

Tiffany is our Chief Operating Officer. Her primary responsibility is as chief chaos coordinator for The Hatch Chile Store and Amigo's Mexican Foods. Tiffany has a Master of Agribusiness from Kansas State University, and BS in Agriculture from NMSU where she competed as a Track & Field athlete. Born and raised in the Mesilla Valley, she loves animals, (especially cows) Agriculture, and of course, Hatch Chile!

Taylor Graciano

Taylor Graciano is our VP of Operations. She was born and raised in the Hatch Valley and couldn't have asked for a better place to grow up. She graduated from New Mexico State University with BBAs in Finance, Economics, and General Business and is currently working on a PhD in Finance at the University of Georgia, officially making her a displaced New Mexican!