World Famous Growers of New Mexico Green Chile.
About Our Farm Family
Snake Ranch Farm Stores™, along with Snake Ranch LLC, are family run businesses, owned and operated by Chris, Paula, and Steven Sichler. Snake Ranch, LLC is a farming operation located in the Middle Rio Grande Valley about one mile north of San Antonio, New Mexico.
The Sichler Family has been farming in the Middle Rio Grande Valley of New Mexico since the first Sichlers emigrated here from Germany in 1868, and purchased farm land in 1872. Like all families, the Sichlers have many branches and today there are several Sichlers farming under the family name. In 2008, in order to distinguish themselves from the others, Chris and Paula began selling their products under the name Snake Ranch.
Our 650 acre farm is operated by fifth and sixth generation farmers Chris Sichler and son Steven. On the farm we raise such things as Alfalfa, Field Corn, Oats, Winter Wheat, Watermelons, Cantaloupe, Honeydew, Pumpkins, Summer Squash, Zucchini, Cucumbers, Tomatoes, Winter Squash, Bell Peppers, Jalapenos, Yellow Hot Peppers, Sweet Corn, and of course, Chile. To learn more about the farm visit our Snake Ranch LLC page.
Snake Ranch Farm Stores™ consists of two seasonal produce markets which open annually from August through October. Paula Sichler operates the San Antonio Market which is located at 88 Highway 380 in San Antonio, New Mexico. The Los Lunas Market, Ernie Sichler Farms (originally owned by Chris’ father Ernie) located at 232 Main St. Los Lunas, New Mexico, is managed by the Sichler’s son and business partner Steven Sichler. For more detailed information on our markets visit our Snake Ranch Farm Stores™ page.
Sichler Family receives the 2015 State Fair Farm Family of the year award.
Middle Rio Grande Water Shortage
February 8, 2021
We are aware of your concern about the Middle Rio Grande water shortage for this coming growing season. Many of you have either read this story: NM water managers warn communities to prepare for low Rio Grande or have seen similar stories on television news. There is no need to be concerned. We are prepared to continue farming in these difficult times. Farming is what we do, and we know in order to grow the food you need we must have water to produce it. So, when water was short last year, we knew we either needed a lot of winter snow pack, or we would have to rely on our irrigation wells to provide our crops the water they need. Since one can never fully rely on a great winter snow pack, last season we began the process of ensuring our irrigation wells were in good working condition. All our irrigation wells have been checked out and are able to pump the water needed, to produce food for you and your family. We continue to strive to do our best for our valued customers and we are looking forward to a great 2021 farming season, with God’s blessings we will see you at harvest time!
Snake Ranch Farm Stores™
Top quality Farm Fresh Produce grown on our farm in San Antonio, NM, is only available at Snake Ranch Farm Stores™.
Like all families, the Sichlers have many branches, and today there are several Sichlers selling produce under the family name. The Sichler name recognition and family growth have caused much confusion to our customers, so we have re-branded our markets to Snake Ranch Farm Stores™ in order to distinguish ourselves and the quality and consistency of our products. Remember, if it is not Snake Ranch chile, it is not our chile. Likewise, Snake Ranch chile is not sold in local supermarkets near either location. Snake Ranch Farm Stores™ has two locations, with top quality Farm Fresh Produce grown on our farm in San Antonio, NM, and sold with friendly service.
Two Market Locations
San Antonio Market
Seasonal Hours of Operation: Early August thru October
88 US Highway 380
San Antonio, NM
NOW OPEN FOR HARVEST
Mon-Sat: 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Sunday: 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Los Lunas Market
Seasonal Hours of Operation: Mid August thru October
232 Main St.
Los Lunas, NM
NOW OPEN FOR HARVEST
Mon-Sat: 9:00 AM – 5:30 PM
Sunday: 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Remember, if it is not Snake Ranch chile, it is not our chile.
Local Grown Since 1872
Farm Grown Produce Listing
Mild/Esquina Chile Peppers
Medium/Big Jim Chile Peppers
Hot/Sandia Chile Peppers
X-Hot/Sichler Mix Chile Peppers
Sun Dried Red Chile Pods
Sun Dried Red Chile Powder
Yellow Hot Peppers
For the convenience of our customers sometimes carry items which we do not grow on our farm:
Yellow, White, and Red Onions, California Garlic, Local Peaches, Various varieties of New Mexico Apples, Plums, Decorative Corn, Gourds, New Potatoes, New Crop Pinto Beans, Piquin/Chile de Arbol Ristras, Piñon, and much more.