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Corn husks on the South Shore?

fbinhull Oct 30, 2009 03:33 AM

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

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    jjbourgeois RE: fbinhull Oct 30, 2009 05:41 AM

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

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      chowfamily RE: fbinhull Oct 30, 2009 07:07 AM

      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. BarmyFotheringayPhipps RE: fbinhull Oct 30, 2009 09:40 AM

        Try the Chelsea Market Basket.

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          pemma RE: fbinhull Oct 30, 2009 11:43 AM

          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.

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            cpingenot RE: fbinhull Oct 30, 2009 12:20 PM

            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.

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              fbinhull RE: fbinhull Oct 30, 2009 06:54 PM

              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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                Chocomom RE: fbinhull Nov 2, 2009 05:58 PM

                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. SeaSide Tomato RE: fbinhull Nov 3, 2009 07:50 AM

                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.

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