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Looking for Fava Beans

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jcgirl May 7, 2009 05:04 PM

I am making a rice salad that includes fresh fava beans and I have no idea where to find them. I am located in Jersey City, but I'm willing to go to any surrounding area for them. Does anyone know where I can buy some?

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    Jon1856 RE: jcgirl May 7, 2009 09:42 PM

    I would think just about any large food store (A&P,Stop & Shop et al) should have them.
    Could be in several places-ask for help.
    I see them in regular stores here in NY area. However I can not swear if I have seen them in cans, bags or both.

    1. JohnAM RE: jcgirl May 8, 2009 05:42 AM

      They should be in season right now. Try independent vegetable stores or farmers markets.

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        jwg RE: jcgirl May 8, 2009 06:41 AM

        If you can't find them in the fresh food section, you sometimes can find them frozen too. Just to make sure, have you purchased them before? You need to know how to cook them and removed the exterior layer.

        1. mcf RE: jcgirl May 9, 2009 08:55 AM

          I'm pretty sure I've seen them at Fairway; there's one in Red Hook and a couple in NYC.

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            jcgirl RE: mcf May 9, 2009 01:47 PM

            Thank you all for the suggestions. I haven't actually made fresh fava beans before, so I plan on buying a lot just in case.

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            Rosemary Tagliatelle RE: jcgirl May 9, 2009 02:14 PM

            Trader Joe's has them cooked, sold wrapped in plastic, in the cold section.

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              lawkid RE: jcgirl May 10, 2009 08:25 AM

              Any Portuguese grocery store should have them. Try Elizabeth or Newark.

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                pobo RE: jcgirl May 11, 2009 05:11 PM

                If you can't find fava's, you can substitute large lima's.

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                  carfreeinla RE: jcgirl May 11, 2009 06:11 PM

                  Can you get to Fairway? They had them this weekend.

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