hatch chiles being planted

‘Workers aren’t coming in:’ Hatch chile farmers worried about harvest due to pandemic

HATCH, New Mexico — At least one chile farmer in the Hatch Valley said his workers aren’t tending the fields because they’re worried about contracting Covid-19. “Workers aren’t coming in,” said Sergio Grajeda, who has been in business eight years. “Money’s not coming in. It’s affected us pretty bad.” Grajeda has more than 100 acres more »