Hatch, NM – Chiles are the state treasure of New Mexico. Now the authenticity of the crop is protected by law. If you lie about selling the real thing, you could go to jail.
Governor Susana Martinez signed the legislation into law earlier this month. As Monica Ortiz Uribe reports from the Fronteras Changing America Desk, that's welcome news for chile growers throughout the state.
She recently traveled to Hatch, the center of the universe for New Mexico chile.