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Having lived many years in Europe, I am having a difficult time finding fresh Sauerkraut at the market. I've tried the American/Hebrew choices but I find them far too enriched with chemicals. A true Sauerkraut should be firm to the bite and flavourful without the vinegar after taste. I would much appreciate any information. Thank you

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  1. I'm not sure where you are located but several of the farmer's markets in Westchester have pickle vendors and they sell fresh sauerkraut. We've bought it and enjoy it much more than the refrigerated bags from the grocery stores.

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    1. re: laylag

      Wow, pickle vendors. Which ones and at which farmer's markets?

      1. re: wineconsul

        The farmers market on Main Street in White Plains has a pickle vendor that sells great pickles and pickled items as well as fresh sauerkraut. Really good!

        1. re: wincountrygirl

          Anything closer to the Rivertown's?

        2. re: wineconsul

          At the new Mamaroneck indoor market at the Episcopalian church on Boston Post Road - Saturdays from 8:30a-1p. The vendor we preferred was Doc Pickle and that's who we bought the sauerkraut from.

          http://www.communitymarkets.biz/marke...

      2. I buy two-pound bags at the Polish markets in Stamford (Warsaw Market and Pulaski Market).

        1. Try Morse's in Maine. There is shipping, but the kraut is first rate. http://www.morsessauerkraut.com/

          They also have various sausages and other ethnic foods. Even grits from a stone wheel in N. Georgia.

          1. Ever make your own, lots of fun and amazing flavor. Makes about 15 pouches to freeze and can't beat it.

            1. If you have not yet done so, you may wish to cross post this information request in Mahanttan/NYC section.
              Several good pickle places down there, lower east side, that may fill your bill.