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Can't find squash blossoms anywhere

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I'm in the metro NYC area, but would also buy online. Does anyone know where I can find fresh squash blossoms?

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  1. Funny you should ask - Suffolk County "Newsday" paper had an article last week - maybe Wed or Thurs about a farm on Long Island that specializes in squash blossoms. Sorry I don't know specifics - was just there for a few days preparing for an upcoming move. Try checking on internet for recent Newsday articles about local farms. Good luck!

    1. It seems a little late in the season to get them. They should all be matured in to squash by now unless someone has done some late planting.

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      1. re: Candy

        Zucchini and other summer squash should still be blooming in the Midwest. I would inquire at a farmers' market where they are selling small summer squash. Only male blossoms are picked, but as a general rule 20 to 30 percent of them can be picked without messing up pollination.

        Squash blossoms are very perishable, so I am skeptical about anything involving shipping.

        1. re: Eldon Kreider

          I'm in Bloomington, IN and it is definitely too late in the season here and with the dry conditions if any were available they probably would be pretty poor.

      2. I agree with Candy that it seems a bit late. I am curious as to how you are using the blossoms. My mother-in-law coats pumpkin blossoms in egg and cracker crumbs, and then fries them in a pan. Yummy!

        1. I found zucchini blossoms at the Union Square farmer's market this weekend.

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          1. re: MMRuth

            One of the vendors at the Cortelyou Rd greenmarket had them two weeks ago but not last week so maybe the greenmarket website will help: http:// www.cenyc.org.

          2. Adam from the Amateur Gourmet blogged about squash blossoms today and I know he's in the NYC area - maybe try asking him? www.amateurgourmet.com

            Hillary

            1. Thanks everyone; great tips!

              I'm actually making a recipe that has them stuffed with a goat cheese / crab mix, then very lightly fried, with a fig / port reduction.

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              1. re: livetoeat

                http://www.chowhound.com/topics/43492...

                Good luck - I think the farmer's market is around during the week too.

              2. The other place besides farmers markets to look is Mexican markets. I don't know if there are any good ones in your area, but I saw literally heaps of squash blossoms (no fancy "aren't we precious" packaging, just heaped up in the produce section) at the supermercado in Oakland (CA) a couple of weeks ago.