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fresh fiddleheads in LA?

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BobtheBigPig May 19, 2009 04:09 PM

Anybody know of a produce place or gourmet store that sells these? They'd be an East Coast import, probably from Canada, delicious little ferns. Had them in Vancouver and it was love. Only this time of year, I think. Please reply if you know a local source...

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    linger gicking food RE: BobtheBigPig May 19, 2009 05:21 PM

    I haven't found them locally, but you can order them online from earthy.com

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      CucumberBoy RE: BobtheBigPig May 20, 2009 09:50 AM

      I saw fiddleheads at a booth at the Encino Farmer's Market last weekend.

      1. scrappydog RE: BobtheBigPig May 20, 2009 10:49 AM

        Trader Joes had them last year, imported from Canada, but I have not seen them this year yet.

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          bulavinaka RE: BobtheBigPig May 20, 2009 11:57 AM

          Consider trying the Korean and Japanese markets as well. Called "gosari" in Korean, and "warabi" in Japanese, you may have some luck at places like Freshia, Marukai, Mitsuwa, and other Korean or Japanese markets.

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            FranklinJefferson RE: BobtheBigPig May 20, 2009 12:53 PM

            I've found them for the last few years at Whole Foods (Sherman Oaks).

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              theonceler RE: FranklinJefferson May 21, 2009 11:03 AM

              I saw them at Whole Foods (El Segundo) a week or two ago, next to the mushrooms. So I'd guess at least all of the mega Whole Foods have them now. But they didn't seem to be in very good condition... so I wouldn't recommend a trip there unless really desperate.

            2. Das Ubergeek RE: BobtheBigPig May 21, 2009 08:48 AM

              The weather has been too warm -- I am just back from Vancouver and even there only saw a few of them, and not good quality.

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