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Sep 14, 2006 08:33 PM

Fresh Cranberry Beans

WHere can I get Fresh Cranberry beans in LA?

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  1. Like Fresh Cranberries like the kind they make the sauce out of? You can get them at most supermarkets when the season hits. You can also get HUGE bags at Costco...


    1. If you mean cranberry beans like pinto beans, then I would try a farmer's market....I'm from KY and that's where I got them the first time I had them. I'm new here (in LA) though, so don't have an exact place to try.

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      1. re: tuckychica

        The Fairview Gardens stand at the Wednesday Santa Monica farmers' market has different varieties of shelling beans from time to time. I just picked some up yesterday.

        1. re: edie

          Yeah, I saw them too. I think it's cramberry with an M. Cranberries would be the fruit (like jam for turkey).

          1. re: Pei

            It's "Cranberry" just like the fruit. Or Borlotti in Italian.

            The guy who does the potatoes at Santa Monica's organic farmers market on Arizona between 2nd and 4th has them this time of year.

            1. re: DonnyMac

              Yes,Weiser Farms has the good ole cranberry bean... ask for Alex or Nick.

      2. I bought some at the Fairview Gardens stand at the Santa Monica Farmers Market the other week. They have them already shelled!

        1. In a Jar from Surfas, Dried from Bay Cities Deli. Cranberry beans are also known as Italian Borlotti.

          1. I bought some fresh cranberry beans at the Hollywood Farmers Market on Sunday.