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Corn husks on the South Shore?

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I'm trying to make tamales and need to find corn husks. Any ideas for something near Weymouth/Quincy?

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  1. The only thing I can think of is finding a farm stand with corn stalks. The may have husks there.

    1. Call the Fruit Center at the East Milton Marketplace. I don't know if they have them currently but I have seen them in the past.

      The PriceRite in Brockton might carry them too, but again, I would call ahead.

        1. I noticed them on a display rack in the produce section at the Johnnie's in Medford. There's a Johnnie's in Weymouth I think, too. So, maybe they have them. Johnnie's isn't exactly an exotic food emporium, so I think they are probably a fairly common supermarket item, but maybe you just have to look hard or ask for them.

          1. Sometimes they have them at Whole Foods in Cambridge, and sometimes they don't- they might or might not at the closest one to you. They're such a hit or miss item, even in latin markets that I tend to buy lots of packages when I find them.

            1. Thanks everyone. They seem to be around when I don't need them, and gone when I do! I had a friend suggest using banana leaves instead - which are available frozen at just about every Asian market - so it's banana leaf tamales this weekend!

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              1. re: fbinhull

                FYI, was at the Whitman Stop & Shop today and saw them in the produce section near the starfruit and aloe leaves. There were about 4-5 packages.

              2. Freitas Farm is still selling husked corn at the Quincy FArmers Market (which is on until the Friday before THanksgiving, BTW).

                If you were to call them, I bet they would be glad to save hsuks for you for Friday's market.