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Fresh hearts of palm in Calgary?

SpudMurphy Jan 8, 2009 11:00 AM

Does anyone import fresh hearts of palm here? I've only seen them canned. Thanks a lot.

  1. Major_9000 Jan 12, 2009 11:56 AM

    I researched this about a year ago and they don't exist fresh in Calgary, I called everyone. However, I did get a recommendation to order them online as they keep for about a month.

    I have a chef friend in St Petersburg, Fl that orders his fresh from these guys (Costa Rica) and uses them at his restaurant in the Don Cesar...http://www.dekingofhearts.com/orderco...

    I never really got around to calling them, as I decided it was less hassle to buy them canned. But this might be right up your alley, let me know if you do and how it goes.

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    1. re: Major_9000
      SpudMurphy Jan 12, 2009 02:46 PM

      I will likely used canned as I don't need a lot of it. Thanks Major.

      1. re: Major_9000
        John Manzo Jan 13, 2009 05:20 AM

        Please note that these will be unavailable anywhere in Canada.

        I ate hearts of palm until they came out my ears in Argentina (due to the ubiquitous "golf salad") and it was ALL ALWAYS canned. Fresh hearts of palm are not a delicacy that you'll find in most countries, never mind in Canada.

      2. sweeterpea Jan 9, 2009 08:32 PM

        I wonder if the people at More than Mangos could get it for you.

        http://www.morethanmangos.com/index.html

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        1. re: sweeterpea
          SpudMurphy Jan 10, 2009 11:58 AM

          I asked Andres at More than Mangos on Friday and he couldn't help me. The large vegetable stand that imports from S. America was not open but I'll try them another time. I hope they haven't closed permanently.

          1. re: SpudMurphy
            SpudMurphy Jan 10, 2009 12:02 PM

            Thanks for your help guys.

        2. maplesugar Jan 9, 2009 06:02 PM

          I've only seen them canned (Sunterra) I expect they're quite costly to get in fresh. I'm heading to CFM Saturday, if I turn up anything I'll let you know :)

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