Covarrubias Farms started processing and manufacturing red chili in the early 1970’s. The late Jose Covarrubias and son Armando began the red chili operation using one dehydrating tunnel. Tony Covarrubias, brother of Armando joined the family business growing to where it is today. With growing customer demand for red chili, in 2011 brothers Armando and Tony decided to create a new company to separate the farming sector and red chili processing/manufacturing and formed what is now known as San Martin Enterprises.
San Martin specializes in dehydrated red chili offering a range of different products. All our red chili is locally sourced from our own farm and approved suppliers here in the Hatch Valley and Northern Mexico to fulfill the processing needs to meet our customer demands. From the farm, the red chili travels to our facility located here in Arrey (Hatch Valley) where it is processed and packaged to our customer specifications.
Today San Martin offers a range of different products to meet the increasing demand from our customers. Our primary products include Whole Red Chili Pods and Crushed Red Chili and Paprika but have recently broken into the Red Chili/Paprika Powder and Caribe Sector. Our goal is to provide each of our customers a product tailored to their needs and specifications. Our products are distributed throughout the US to various customers such as distributors, food service industry, re-packers, and major spice companies.
From the beginning our objective has always been to provide our customers a safe, pure, wholesome and high quality product (Food Safety & Quality). Our Food Safety and Quality Control Departments are very diligent to ensure that all processed and packed product meets not only our very high expectations but the expectation and specifications of our customers. Our facility follows Good Manufacturing Practices, HACCP, GFSI food safety based system and annually 3rd Party Audited under the PrimusGFS scheme.