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Okra in Reno [moved from SF Bay Area board]

GEC Apr 12, 2007 12:04 PM

Does anyone know of a good place to buy (fresh, raw) okra in Reno, NV? There's an Indian store on Oddie that sells some, but it's usually rather suspect.

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  1. janetofreno RE: GEC Apr 12, 2007 01:19 PM

    Have you tried the King Ranch market on Wells Ave? Its mostly hispanic foods, but I seem to recall seeing okra there...and I think they have one of the better produce markets in town. That would be your best bet, IMO. Occasionally Raley's has it...but not lately.

    Also, if you SHOULD go to Sacramento or the Bay Area on a weekend, take a detour in Roseville to Denio's Roseville Auction. (Open Fri, Sat, and Sunday...ask a local or google/mapquest for directions...I get lost everytime we go and would never find it if not for DH's impeccable sense of location...). They had some great okra on sale this past Sunday.

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      GEC RE: janetofreno Apr 12, 2007 04:45 PM

      Thanks, that's a good suggestion - and I've been meaning to check out King Ranch anyway. I usually go to Sak 'N' Sav for produce - it has a pretty impressive produce selection, and with prices less insane than at Raley's - but okra is one of the few things they don't seem to have.

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        enbell RE: GEC Apr 12, 2007 08:43 PM

        Have you ever tried making a special request at Wild Oats? I only tried once, but it worked. Also, what I wanted may have been one of their more regularly stocked items to begin with.

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          GEC RE: GEC Apr 13, 2007 08:59 PM

          Jackpot! King Ranch had some very nice okra (though not cheap at $4.99/lb). I walked past it once before I finally saw it. Thanks, janetofreno.

          I'll keep the "special request" idea in mind the next time I need something that's hard to find. I wouldn't have thought of doing that.

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        GEC RE: GEC May 26, 2008 03:18 PM

        Update for those who might be interested -- SavMart (formerly Albertson's, near the Keystone exit at I-80) now carries fresh okra.

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