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Culinary Lavender -SD

greglor Apr 16, 2009 04:42 PM

Anyone know where you can get lavender in San Diego? Need it for some cookies we're making this weekend...

Thanks in advance.

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    normalheightsfoodie Apr 17, 2009 10:49 AM

    Contact Barry at Milpa Organica Farms, he is always at the Hillcrest Farmers Market on Sunday's.
    9928 Protea Gardens Rd
    Escondido, CA 92026
    (760) 839-5336

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    1. re: normalheightsfoodie
      Ewilensky Apr 17, 2009 11:34 AM

      Walter Anderson Nursery had some culinary lavender just last week I seem to recall. Huge plant for $5.99 or abouts...

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      juantanamera Apr 16, 2009 06:01 PM

      It grows wild in many parts of the county, and is also very common as a landscape plant. One of your neighbors probably has some in his yard. It's also available dried at better grocery stores. If I recall correctly, I've seen it (dried) at Whole Foods and Jimbo's.

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      1. re: juantanamera
        keena Apr 16, 2009 07:12 PM

        you can also get at Specialty Produce on Hancock.

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          greglor Apr 21, 2009 10:54 AM

          Many thanks, found it in Whole Foods.

        2. goodhealthgourmet Apr 16, 2009 05:36 PM

          there's a lavender farm in Escondido. check their website for locations where you can buy their products:


          or contact one of the local culinary supply stores or cooking schools (maybe Great News or Sur La Table) and ask if they know of a source.

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