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Pistachio Butter -Where to buy

Anyone know where I can purchase pistachio butter in the Bay Area? San Francisco, Alameda or Contra Costa County.

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  1. There's a pistachio vendor at some farmers markets that sells some great butter. Happy Nuts Farm?

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    1. You might try Rainbow , they do have nut butters. Im not sure about pistachio.

      1. Check the Food Mill in Oakland [MacArthur Blvd., a few blocks west of 35th Ave.]

        1. Just curious. What's it used for?

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          1. re: escargot3

            >What's it used for?<

            Eating!

            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.

          2. 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.

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            1. re: washingtonfamily

              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)
              916-362-7712

              Fiddyment Farms
              5000 Fiddyment Road
              Roseville, Calif. 95678
              916-771-0800 or 800-859-4038
              http://fiddymentfarms.com

              Futters Nut Butters
              P.O.Box 4934
              Buffalo Grove, Illinois 60089
              877-772-2155 (toll free outside Illinois)
              http://www.futtersnutbutters.com/pist...

              I just found a new one:
              http://nutsinbulk.com/fresh-pistachio...

              1. re: washingtonfamily

                >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.

                1. 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.

                  http://tinyurl.com/yj5lhcp

                  1. re: Mick Ruthven

                    I noticed that the newspaper article linked to above is no longer online. Here's as much information has I have for Dewey Farms.

                    Dewey Farms
                    P.O. Box 203
                    Yolo, CA 95697
                    530-662-3876
                    hjdewey@cal.net

              2. I found one new (to me) source for pistachio butter and one additional website for the same source.

                Fastachi
                http://www.fastachi.com/product/pista...

                Superior Nut Company
                http://www.superiornutstore.com/fresh...
                (This and the following site seem to be the same company; the two sites have different prices for what appears to be the same product. http://www.nutsinbulk.com/fresh-pista...)

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