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Oct 11, 2008 07:24 AM

mustard greens

where would I buy mustard greens in SF this weekend? or are they seasonal? advice much appreciated, thanks.

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  1. just about any chinese market sells them

    1. I've seen them at Whole Foods...

      Also, Safeway-type groceries will carry greens pre-packaged, already cleaned and cut up...

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      1. re: Rapini

        A lot of Safeways have them loose with the other greens, too. Much cheaper.

        1. re: Hunicsz

          Especially in an "ethnic" (Asian or African-American) neighborhood. People tend to think of chain supermarkets as being all the same, but actually what they stock varies a lot depending on the perceived clientele of the neighborhood.

          1. re: Ruth Lafler

            in the end, I actually bought "Chinese" mustard greens at the Safeway on Fillmore--which chain, as Ruth says, does vary its stock by neighborhood. The Marina Safeway is "my" basic grocery store, and it's had mustard greens in the past--and had collards when I was looking yesterday--but it sure didn't have a "southern foods" section as the Fillmore one to see if the dish works...(we have various pizza places on preset on our phones--just kidding)

            1. re: chairbc

              Thanks for reporting back! I first became aware of how much supermarkets vary when I was shopping at an Albertson's in a Latino neighborhood that had a giant Mexican food section right in the middle of the store. They also had, I counted one day, six different kinds of greens (collard, mustard, etc.).

      2. Call and ask at Trader Joe; I've seen them there in packages.

        1. I got a large flawless bunch at Alemany Farmers Market for $1. The vendor had many, all in great shape so they must be in season now.