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Apr 11, 2007 07:44 PM

Flat leaf parsley.....where have you been?!

My friend and I were discussing recent trips to the grocery store and began speaking about basil...and then of course to another wonderful herb, Parsley.
turns out, neither of us has been able to find plat leaf parley for some time now; myself, about 3-4 weeks in Cambridge, MA and for him, about 1-2 weeks in downtown Boston...

Has anyone else encountered the lack of flat and abundance of curly parley?!?!

curly really just isnt the same :(

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  1. I've been having trouble too! Actually, the last time I was at the grocery store, they only had basil and tarragon! Very strange! I haven't gotten around to buying my herbs for growing yet this year either.

    1. I have the same problem here, which is why I grow my own.
      The other thing that drives me crazy is when they put the flat leaf parsley right next to the cilantro. They both look exactly the same to me, so I'm forced to pick up bunches and sniff them, like some sort of herb-crazed junkie.

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      1. re: QueenB

        That's also where my local markets usually hide the flat leaf parsley too, QB...I honestly don't think the kids that stock the stuff have a clue. I sniff away, unashamed. :-)

        1. re: QueenB

          Haha! I just did that last week and felt like a total dork. But I did it anyway. I have no problem getting either kind, but I live in an area with lots of Italians, so perhaps there is more demand for it.

        2. none here in Toronto, either. Weird, eh?

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          1. re: orangewasabi

            I live in Valencia Ca. and couldn't find any that hadn't gone to seed!

            1. re: Flour Child

              DH bought a large bunch of (flat leaf) Italian parsley this past Wednesday at Pace's in Saugus MA. Seems we always find it there or at Wild Oats. It's a weekly must-have in our pantry.

              {Sorry! I meant to reply to the OP. I'll never learn.}

            2. re: orangewasabi

              Orangewasabi - I've been getting mine at Danforth Village Fruit & Veg Market on the Danforth between Woodbine & Main (beside the Sobeys). Doesn't seem to be a supply problem there. I buy a ton of different fresh herbs every week and they're SUPER cheap.

              1. re: orangewasabi

                none really?

                i dropped into a loblaws a couple days ago and there it sat beside my cilantro.

                1. re: pinstripeprincess

                  that'll teach me. Just this weekend, I was talking to my husband about how long it had been since I had been in a Loblaws. With Rabba, Dominions, Sobeys and Pusateris near my home; Dominions, SLM and Fortinos near work going all the way down to Queens Quay for Loblaws just doesn't happen anymore.

              2. I live just outside Boston and see it regularly in the Market Basket closest to us (Westford).

                1. My market (in Minnesota) only had organic flat leaf parsley, no conventional. Plenty of curly.