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May 7, 2009 01:31 PM

Raw Sugar Cane

Where can I buy raw sugar cane in New Orleans?

You used to be able to get it at the downtown farmer's market, but it hasn't really come back yet.

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  1. call Restaurant August for their source. they have a cocktail that uses sugar cane.
    I used to see it at the Farmer's Markets, but haven't look for it in a while. also check Whole Foods.

    1. Something tells me a store in the Riverwalk has it, although you may only be able to find an "imported" version (Sugar in the Raw)...


      7 Replies
      1. re: thecajunfoodie

        Out of curiosity, what do you do with raw sugarcane?

        1. re: midcity

          growing up, we went out into the fields and just chewed on the cane. think our parents just wanted to keep us occupied, but it was good and sweet.
          the trucks dropping all that cane after harvest made the road trip to Cocodrie interesting and as slow as molasses. then there was that nasty smell when they were "refining" it. Raceland holds special memories. that's my sugar cane story.

          1. re: edible complex

            I have learned to enjoy that IS like pig least it is "ours." For cane farmers, of course, it smells like money.

          2. re: midcity

            Chew on it. Skewer meat with it.

            1. re: midcity

              stick it in mojitos and bloody marys!

            2. re: thecajunfoodie

              CajunFoodie, I appreciate your suggestion, but I don't mean "sugar in the raw". That stuff is sugar cane crystals. I'm talking about the actual stalk of the sugar cane plant. It's delicious to chew on and can be used a variety of ways.

              1. re: briox

                seems like something rouse's would have. just a wild guess though.