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Sep 1, 2009 09:58 AM

Fresh Yacon Root in Seattle?

Anyone know of a farmers' market or store in the Seattle/Eastside area that sells fresh Yacon root?

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  1. These grow in the Andes I would be shocked if framers around here can do this.

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    1. re: Charles

      According to the Wiki article
      "It has recently been introduced into farmer's markets and natural food stores in the US."

      1. re: paulj

        Been on the hunt for Yacon in southern California (the tubers, I mean). Have had no luck so far.

    2. I grow Yacon across the water in Port Townsend. Does quite well here actually. I am harvesting my crop this week if you are interested in picking some up. I also sell it through my online store...

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      1. re: notspuds

        Do you still grow oca? I've been dying to get my hands on some more. Do you have one variety or a couple to choose from?

        I found it once as a decoration in the local grocery store chain in NC - the grocer looked at me oddly when I asked if it was for sale, and gave it to me. Came home, stuck it in a pot and it exploded into a large plant almost overnight - beautiful, really. Sadly, I forgot about it one fall and lost it in a frost.

        1. re: evergreengirl

          I do still grow oca. It is still out in the field. Probably will harvest it around Nov. 1st and will have some for sale on my Etsy store. Right now I have only one kind (red), but some friends are going to Bolivia and are going to try to bring back some different kinds.

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