Chile

Continuing the family tradition

Continuing the family tradition
Continuing the family tradition

Aaliyah Rose Duran, 8 months old, sits among bushels of fresh green chile Wednesday at her family’s stand, Los Chile Bros., outside Big Lots on Cerrillos Road. She is a part of a tradition of chile growers and roasters that spans more then 50 years. Gabriela Campos/The New Mexican

Under a small shelter outside Big Lots on Cerrillos Road, the Duran Family hustles between customers and chile roasters while baby Aaliyah, all of a tender 8 months, plays among baskets of fresh green chile.

Continuing the family tradition
Chris Duran Jr., 7, helps roast green chile on Tuesday with his family outside Big Lots on Cerrillos Road. Chris Jr. is continuing a more than 50-year tradition, following in the footsteps of his father and grandfather with Los Chile Bros. The Duran family has been growing chile in Hatch for over 60 years. Gabriela Campos/The New Mexican

Seven-year-old Chris Jr. turns the roasting drum that he has helped his mother Lupita fill and empty, something he said he has done since age 3.

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