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Dec 7, 2008 07:48 AM

Camellia Red Kidney Beans

I am having a hard time finding these in the LA area. I used to go to the Cajun Produce Market and Butcher (Gerrards) on Western and 54th, they have been gone for a few years. The fish fry place next to the old Stevies on the Strip, they do not carry any more. HELP, I needs my red beans for the New Year to bring us some good luck.

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  1. They always have Camellia beans at the New Orleans Fish Market. Which is mostly a "u buy we fry" sorts place.

    Parking in rear.

    2212 W Vernon Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90008, USA (323) 296-3817

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    1. re: Hershey Bomar

      I just saw that on the Gumbo Pages, I forgot about them. I called and it does not appear to be open today, darn!

    2. i second the fish market on vernon. although i've always called it the louisiana fish market. we've been getting our camellia beans from there for years. i tell people who want to make red beans after a trip to new orleans that they won't taste like louisiana if they not camellia beans.

      they also usually have black, lima(butter), pigeon, and black eyed peas too.

      i might add that they make a very good crawfish boudin sausage. yum.

      1. They are really slow during the week. Canned red beans are pretty good to if you are in a rush.

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        1. re: Hershey Bomar

          respectfully disagree that
          <<canned red beans are pretty good>>
          to my palate, canned beans are never pretty good.

        2. Get thee to a Bristol Farms...they carry a full line of Camellia products. I will be making RB&R tomorrow!!

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            1. re: Hershey Bomar

              After a long talk with a regional manager...Bristol is going to try and re-stock Camellia red beans...I showed him the CH website proving that there is definitely a market for the product...We shall see what happens!

              1. re: Hershey Bomar

                wether or not ALL the bristol farms markets carry them, i have had amazing responsiveness from my neighborhood Bristol Farms.

                (i.e. they agreed to stock the Three Twins Organic Ice Cream in the MOCHA DIFFERENCE flavor. most places, would not go nearly this far for one customer)

            2. i get them at king's ranch market in monrovia, but i think other kings ranch markets carry them as well. i cannot make rbr without my camellias.