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Organic edible flowers and other garnishes

sammy Apr 12, 2004 12:03 PM

Anyone know where I can Organic edible flowers and other garnishes? Also if there is a place that I can pick up garnishing/carving tools,etc.


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    erley Apr 13, 2004 06:44 AM

    Nastursums grow like weeds, and one plant yields many flowers of many colours.
    They are almost kill-proof.
    Why not get a big pot and grow them yourself.
    Most seeds to-day have been altered, so I am never sure what is truly orgnic

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      Otonabee Apr 12, 2004 01:10 PM

      I have needed to find this sort of stuff as well - its not easy to find sometimes!!

      Uncle George's Place downstairs (across from Stonemill) at the St Lawrence Market can carry them but you do need to preorder. The number for them is 416-601-2112. I believe that in the past I have gotten both pansies and nastusium flowers from him. Also, since he specializes in organic foods I am relatively certan that they would be organic as well. I also know that he carries all kind of other sprouts etc (including popcorn shoots) so you might be able to get other kinds of garnishes from him.

      Good luck!

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        SF Apr 12, 2004 12:21 PM


        I don't know if they were organic or not, but I picked up some organic flowers from the Harvest Wagon on Yonge a few weeks ago. They had a few varieties of flowers in, but I'm not sure about 'other garnishes'.

        As for garnishing/carving tools, you might try one of the kitchen supply stores on Spadina in Chinatown.

        Hope this helps,

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          sammy Apr 12, 2004 07:37 PM

          Thanks for your help.
          These things are hard to find and even harder to find at decent prices...:)

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            Mossiecat Apr 30, 2004 10:33 PM

            Boncheff Greenhouses at 382 Olivewood (416-233-6922) often have edible flowers as well as fresh herbs for $1.00 a bunch.

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