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ISO kabocha squash

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midtownDiner123 Dec 9, 2007 04:32 PM

looking for kabocha squash. it's a japanese pumpkin. i've seen it my local health food store for $2.69/lb but i'd like to find it for a bit cheaper if possible. can i get it in chinatown?

thanks.

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  1. JoanN RE: midtownDiner123 Dec 9, 2007 04:48 PM

    Absolutely. You'll see it in many places. I bought some about two weeks ago at a small produce stand on the south side of Bayard between Mott and Elizabeth. Don't recall what I paid for it, but I'm sure it was a good deal less than that.

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      midtownDiner123 RE: JoanN Dec 11, 2007 03:12 AM

      thanks, joan! i'll head down there this weekend and check it out. it costs a small fortune if you buy it organic or at a health food store. ; )

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      jessesgirl RE: midtownDiner123 Dec 9, 2007 06:37 PM

      I have also seen it @ Union Square Greenmarket. $3 for a huge one last I bought.

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        midtownDiner123 RE: jessesgirl Dec 11, 2007 03:13 AM

        thx! do you remember what day by any chance? i know the farmers differ on mon/wed/fr/sat.

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        papasmurf RE: midtownDiner123 Dec 16, 2007 04:58 PM

        If you have a friend at the Park Slope Food Coop; frequently sold for under or near $2/lb.
        Don't mean to be snobby, a wonderful squash. Incredible flavor skin and flesh are delicately sweet. Luv it.

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          midtownDiner123 RE: papasmurf Dec 18, 2007 02:38 PM

          thx for the suggestion! that's a great price, too. i'm going to look around chinatown.

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