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Where to buy farro in OC?

hobbess Dec 16, 2008 10:27 PM

I've tried looking for it at local grocery chains, Trader Joe's, Henry's, Claro's, etc... But, still haven't found it.

  1. goodhealthgourmet May 10, 2010 08:29 PM

    Whole Foods definitely carries it, and Mother's Market probably does as well.

    Mother's Market
    10928 Valley Mall, El Monte, CA 91731

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      jaykayen May 10, 2010 08:03 PM

      I get it at Whole Foods in LA, you can call an OC one to check.

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        EclecticEater May 10, 2010 06:40 PM

        Actually faro is spelt, I'm told, and Trader Joes has had it in a package. I bought some farro from the Italian restaurant Il Farro (the name says it all) in Newport Beach that can be cooked like risotto; the owner suggested it; they also of course, given the name, offer farro pasta that's awfully good and home made bread that also is very good at $2 a loaf.

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        1. re: EclecticEater
          cls May 10, 2010 07:29 PM

          Farro is close to pearled barley, but it's not spelt.

          1. re: cls
            EclecticEater May 11, 2010 10:30 AM

            On About.com: Italian food (http://italianfood.about.com/library/...) they say farro is close to spelt but not exactly the same.

        2. Tapeworm Dec 17, 2008 04:06 AM


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            rainey Dec 16, 2008 10:30 PM

            I get it at Whole Foods in Los Angeles.

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