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where to buy fresh inexpensive herbs

picholine506 Jul 4, 2007 12:37 PM

i've heard the some farmers markets or ethnic markets sell a small bunch for about $1-2. would love recommendations on specific farmers markets/ethnic markets...prefer somewhere close to el segundo, but anywhere in LA is fine.

  1. adevejian Jul 4, 2007 12:42 PM

    Here's a list of Los Angeles county certified farmer's markets:

    1. Bon Vivant Jul 4, 2007 12:58 PM

      At the Hollywood farmers market one can usually buy a big bunch of herbs for $1 a bunch.

      You may want to check out Jons which might have herbs even cheaper.


      1. j
        jencounter Jul 4, 2007 03:03 PM

        Jon's Market sells all kinds of fresh herbs, starting at about .29/bunch.

        I realize I sound like a broken record with regard to Jon's, but the place is the bomb!

        1. t
          tdo ca Jul 4, 2007 03:21 PM

          Avail at Santa Monica farmer's markets Wed/Sat

          1. s
            Sugar Jones Jul 4, 2007 03:23 PM

            I second Jon's....6 bunches of cilantro for $1, large bunches of rosemary, 4 Italian parsley for $1 and so many more herbs, always very fresh.

            1. n
              nosh Jul 6, 2007 11:22 AM

              The fresh herb rip-off has got to stop. Small packages at my local Ralph's were "on sale" for a buck-amd-a-half yesterday -- no way. I live on the westside, so I don't know of any Jon's near me. It is summer, so Trader Joe's has huge vibrant basil plants on sale for $2.99 that need to be plucked and will keep producing if replanted, placed in partial sun, and regularly cut back. Great for tomato and fresh mozzarella salad and pesto or spaghetti sauces.

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              1. re: nosh
                Chowpatty Jul 6, 2007 11:48 AM

                Yeah, I picked up one of those $2.99 plants, I think it has already paid for itself despite my lack of green thumb.
                Ethnic markets are definitely the way to go, especially if you're looking for mint and cilantro. 33 cents a bunch at Jon's, Super King, Seafood City and many more. But some of them aren't as cheap for other varieties like thyme, rosemary and basil.

              2. Dommy Jul 6, 2007 11:50 AM

                Close to El Segundo... Check out Gigante in Inglewood... just get on the 405 and exit century... go up towards the Hollywood park, it's a few blocks from there... UBER cheap...


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