Snake Ranch

World Famous Growers of New Mexico Green Chile.

What's New

May 6, 2021

The chile plants are emerging

2021 chile seedlings

Chris said they aren't very impressive right now but I think they are! Here are the first chile seed planted this year emerging from the soil into tiny chile plants.... mouth watering already!

May 6, 2021

Wheat Hay is in the barn

Wheat Hay Stack

We have cut and baled the wheat hay. The 2021 season is moving right along.

April 10, 2021

Steven Sichler for MRGCD

April 10, 2021

We are pleased to announce that Steven is running for the Board of Directors for the Middle Rio Grande Conservancy District.  Steven is a committed hard-working farmer with strong will and will be a benefit to all if elected to the MRGCD Board of Directors. visit: for more information.

Snake Ranch Farm Stores logo | Black & white

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.

New Mexico Farm Family of the Year - Sichler's

Sichler Family receives the 2015 State Fair Farm Family of the year award.

The Snake Ranch Farm through a gap in the trees

Snake Ranch

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

San Antonio Market

Seasonal Hours of Operation: Early August thru October

88 US Highway 380
San Antonio, NM


Los Lunas market

Los Lunas Market

Seasonal Hours of Operation: Mid August thru October

232 Main St.
Los Lunas, NM


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
Yellow Squash

Select Tomatoes
Canning Tomatoes
Bell Peppers
Sweet Corn
Winter Squash
Chile Ristras

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.