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Where to find purple potatoes - CT

JRW Jun 4, 2008 02:56 PM

Does anybody know where I can find purple potatoes in CT? Thanks!

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    LenaNE RE: JRW Jun 4, 2008 04:23 PM

    You can get them (sometimes) at Whole Foods and Trader Joe's...I see them occasionally at Waldbaums also

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      debvil RE: JRW Jun 4, 2008 05:53 PM

      I have seen them at Stew Leonards norwalk & wild oats westport

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        rosieg RE: JRW Jun 4, 2008 06:58 PM

        Bishop's Orchards in Guilford, on the Boston Post Road, often has them-along with a zillion other good things. Including seasonal "pick your own" fruits.

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          Passadumkeg RE: rosieg Jun 4, 2008 08:14 PM

          I used to live in Bolivia and papplisas (purple spuds) were ubiquitous, but there are also day- glow lime yellow ones too. Why don't we have these too?

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            Scargod RE: Passadumkeg Jun 5, 2008 04:30 AM

            OK, Mister World Traveler, SP, do they taste significantly different from what we have here (I.E., red, russet, Yukon Gold, Maine whites, etc?) Are they so unique that we have to have them or they're just a fad? I want pale blue... Are the purple ones grown here?
            BTW, I recently had some potato-like taro root from the Asian market. We liked it.

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              Passadumkeg RE: Scargod Jun 5, 2008 05:48 AM

              You betcha, Red Rider! Pappalisa taste like potato essence! Does Hatch taste significantly different from what we have here? The difference w/ the pappalisa is even more so. We had over 200 varieties of potatoes in Bolivia. The home of the spud!

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          JRW RE: JRW Jun 5, 2008 07:23 AM

          thanks so much everyone! i'll have to hunt around this weekend...

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