Pistachio Butter -Where to buy
Anyone know where I can purchase pistachio butter in the Bay Area? San Francisco, Alameda or Contra Costa County.
>What's it used for?<
My sister asked me the same thing after I sent her a jar of pistachio butter from Mendocino Jams & Preserves (my favorite, but they stopped carrying it a few years ago). That was my answer to her. I've found that people either love it or just don't "get it" at all.
I love pistachio butter but find very few sources for it. My favorite was from Mendocino Jams & Preserves in Mendocino but they stopped carrying it a few years ago. Here are some sources I've found. They're all different, so try them all and see which one you like best. I still miss the great departed one from Mendocino Jams & Preserves.
Happy Nuts Farm (mentioned above)
Marin Farmers' Market (the last time I noticed)
5000 Fiddyment Road
Roseville, Calif. 95678
916-771-0800 or 800-859-4038
Futters Nut Butters
Buffalo Grove, Illinois 60089
877-772-2155 (toll free outside Illinois)
I just found a new one:
>I've bought it before at the Friday market in Downtown Oakland. Wonderful green color and intense taste. It's sold by an older couple that carry a variety of nuts.<
The next time you're there, I'd sure appreciate it you'd get their info (name, phone, etc.) and post it here.
re: Mick Ruthven
I went last Friday and the place referred to is Dewey Farms, from Yolo. I bought a jar of their pistachio butter and just opened it tonight. Oh boy, it is really really good. In fact, my taste and visual memory banks are betting that this is where Mendocino Jams & Preserves got their pistachio butter until they stopped selling it. If you like pistachio butter, go get this one. Here's an article about Dewey Farms.