N.M. chile gets certified-product safeguards

BERNALILLO, N.M. – Idaho has its potatoes. Florida has its fresh fruits and juices. Vidalia is the name synonymous with the nation’s most famous sweet onion. Now New Mexico has its own trademark and certification program to protect the reputation and integrity of its signature crop: chile. The New Mexico Chile Association chile association also is developing a website where consumers will be able to find vendors who sell the real deal.