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Reputable source for kefir grains

link_930 Jan 3, 2008 10:54 AM

Does anyone know of a reputable local source for kefir grains? I know there's a community mystique and some traditions surrounding the entire thing, but all I want is to eat it (really hoping I don't offend anyone). Thanks!

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    CajunEm Dec 17, 2008 05:41 AM

    This post is kinda old, but wondering if you ever found kefir grains in the area. I'm in Ellicott City, and I've tried contacting a few people in the area listed on the kefir site, but I've had no response so far. I've had a sourdough starter for years so I think I can handle this one and I love Kefir.

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    1. re: CajunEm
      link_930 Dec 18, 2008 06:51 AM

      Unfortunately, I have not... Spent a long time searching, but have given up. I heard back from those on the kefir site, nothing each time. Sorry and good luck!

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        ollienyc Jan 13, 2009 12:44 PM

        I am in NY so not terribly local I suppose, but I have some extra kefir grains that I want to share. I'd be happy to mail them to you. They'll multiply once you start making kefir, so you can become the DC-area source.

        1. re: ollienyc
          lochan Feb 4, 2009 01:05 PM

          Hey Olliienyc:
          I'm in NYC and am looking for Kefir cultures. Would you email me at ktl_nyc [at] hotmail [dot]com if you are still willing to share? Thanks!

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            cynel Feb 11, 2009 05:50 PM

            Hi Ollienyc,
            I'm also looking for someone who'll share extra kefir grains in NYC. cynz26 [at] yahoo [dot] com. Thanks so much!

            1. re: ollienyc
              javiermota Mar 20, 2009 03:11 PM

              Hello Ollie, Please contact me at javiermota at gmail dot com. I am looking for Kefir Grains so i can start making kefir at home. Please let me know if you are willing to share.

              1. re: ollienyc
                doctoroop Mar 23, 2010 01:06 PM

                If you are still willing to share, I'd love to get some kefir grains. Please email doctoroop (at) gmail (dot) com . Thank you so much!

          2. alkapal Jan 19, 2009 09:35 AM

            what are thes kefir grains? a starter for kefir yogurt drink?

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              Pesel Jan 19, 2009 04:59 PM

              If you contact your local Weston A. Price Foundation they always know who has kefir grains available. A new chapter just started in Silver Spring, Maryland.

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                melmar Feb 9, 2009 05:22 AM

                To my surprise, I found out a lot of people selling the grain on Ebay.

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