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Fresh Cranberry Beans

vk91356 Sep 14, 2006 08:33 PM

WHere can I get Fresh Cranberry beans in LA?

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  1. Dommy RE: vk91356 Sep 14, 2006 08:41 PM

    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...


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      tuckychica RE: vk91356 Sep 14, 2006 08:51 PM

      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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        edie RE: tuckychica Sep 14, 2006 08:57 PM

        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.

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          Pei RE: edie Sep 14, 2006 11:27 PM

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

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            DonnyMac RE: Pei Sep 14, 2006 11:57 PM

            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.

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              Veggietales RE: DonnyMac Sep 15, 2006 04:53 AM

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

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        HitTheBall RE: vk91356 Sep 14, 2006 10:04 PM

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

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          cls RE: vk91356 Sep 14, 2006 11:45 PM

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

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            glutton RE: vk91356 Sep 14, 2006 11:47 PM

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

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