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Mar 15, 2009 05:15 PM

Fresh green tomatoes in March?

I see fried green tomatoes on menus around town, but can't find the fresh stuff anywhere in stores.

Does anyone know where I can pick up fresh green tomatoes at this time of year?

Failing that, is there a source of nice, big fresh tomatillos? (I know they're not interchangeable, per se, but I can always sweeten up the recipe and let them rest a little longer for my needs.) I depleted the stores of tomatillos at Circus Fruits in Brooklyn this past weekend.

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  1. I haven't seen fresh green tomatoes anywhere recently. Citarella often has tomatillos, but they are usually pretty small. Good luck!

    1. I check in with Lucy's Greenmarket Report to see what's what. No green tomatoes listed yet, but when they surface, she'll let you know:

      I saw tomatillos at Whole Foods last week, but like MMRuth says, not the same thing.