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CHIMAYO RED
 
A saying from Chimayo chile growers:
 
"I went out of my house dressed in white,
and in the garden my white turned green,
and I returned home,
 dressed in red." - Provided by Jose Martinez

Native Chimayo chile plant
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Un Dicho de Chimayo:
 
De mi casa vistida de blanco sali
y en el campo enverdeci,
y al regresar de colorado me visti.

 
 
You can assist in preservation by making a donation.

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VICTORIA & JOSE A. MARTINEZ, 2009

 
 
 
 

A special thanks to Jose Alfonso and Victoria Martinez (right photo) for their donation of the native Chimayo Chile seeds to the Chimayo Chile Project in 2005.  Through growing the donated seeds from the Martinez family, the project was able to provide 21 new growers seeds in 2007.  It is Victoria and Alfonso's dedication to the heirloom crop, provision of seeds and technical assistance to project participants that makes this project a growing success!!!!

    

Chimayo Chile Farmers
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Abelino & Faustina Martinez

The Chimayo Chile Project works with local farmers, and artists in order to preserve the native strain of chile and to keep the cultural assets alive in the community.  In 2006, the institute assisted the village farmers by providing them legal and technical assistance so they could incorporate and apply for the trade name “Chimayo.”

 

The Chimayo Chile Farmers, Inc. did in fact apply for the name "Chimayo" as a certification mark (a type of trademark) with the United States Patent and Trademark Office.  The USPTO registered their mark in 2009.

 

A local Chimayo artist Nolan Avelino Martinez designed the "Chimayo" chile certification mark-logo.  Noland passed away shortly thereafter.   Noland Martinez's father, Jose Abelino Martinez, donated the pictures of Abelino and Jaustina Martinez to the project.  

CHIMAYO GREEN

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ROSS MARTINEZ
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2007 CHIMAYO CHILE FIELD

 
 
 
 
Nosotros somos una famillia carinosa.
Mucho gracias a todos por tu Chimayoso amor.
Viva Chimayo chile!
Viva Chimayo historia!
Vivir con Dios en paz!
-Marie Campos, President/CEO

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CHIMAYO CHILE GROWER, 2007

IRRIGATING THE CHIMAYO CHILE FIELD
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In Chimayo the farmers irrigate through a system of ditches that bring water to their fields.  Before the use of tractors to make row crops, locals used flood irrigation.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
LINKS:

New Mexico: The Case of the Stolen Pepper Identity (6 July, 2007)

Project hopes to spur comeback of near-extinct chile strain, By Brandon Garcia | The New Mexican October 24, 2005

Trademarking Chimayos Own, SEE PAGE 5

Job Opportunitites for Low-Income Individuals

Chimayo sees red over chile wannabes By Associated Press October 25, 2005

Chimayo Chile Project
P.O. Box 32203
Santa Fe, New Mexico 87594
 
Tel: (505) 660-8889
 

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