Our History


Stokes began in 1906, when “Dad” Stokes was making his famous chile and carting it up the hills west of Denver, Colorado to feed miners. 

As the Stokes name continued to grow, Stokes opened a small cannery in Denver.  Denverites knew and trusted the Stokes name for great tasting, high quality chile. In 1975, Stokes set the wheels in motion and began producing Green Chile Sauces that quickly became a legendary favorite in Colorado households. 


Before the age of online ordering, the products were so popular that customers who had relocated from Colorado began calling because they could not find Stokes Green Chile Sauce with Pork locally. Stokes began shipping individual cases to fans of the thick and creamy sauce across the country. As we have continued to grow, so has our fan base. We are now sold in most western states in the United States and ship product to individual customers in all fifty states.

Stokes continues combining tradition with fresh premium ingredients to create exciting, convenient, and flavorful mealtime solutions to our customers. Our green chiles are grown in Hatch Valley, New Mexico, the chile capital of the world! Our products are minimally processed and do not contain preservatives. Stokes offers five varieties of Green Chile Sauce and a Green Chile Stew. The Stokes Chile Sauces are great for a heat and eat bowl of green chile or as an ingredient to a complete dinner meal. The meal possibilities are endless with Stokes Green Chile Sauces!