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Nov 25, 2009 06:50 AM

Where to find Red Kurri (aka Potimarron or Hokkaido) squash

My wife is looking for a squash called Red Kurri (also known as Potimarron or Hokkaido squash) and can't find any. She looked at Berkeley Bowl east and didn't find any. Anyone know where to find these preferably in Oakland or Berkeley? Would Monterey Market have them?


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  1. Full Belly Farm has red kuri. They're at the Berkeley Tuesday farmers market.

    I think I saw some at Tercera at the Berkeley Saturday market as well.

    Monterey Market might have them. So might Tokyo Fish.

    We got some in our CSA box. I wasn't very impressed.

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    1. re: Robert Lauriston

      Maybe you got a bum squash.

      I just had mine for dinner. I bought it a few weeks back at Berkeley Bowl. Waaaay better and sweeter than butternut squash. It was so sweet and tasty I didn't have to add a thing to it. Just microwaved it for 15 minutes, and mashed it. So good. I'm a fan.

      1. re: rworange

        Interesting. Maybe ours was unripe. We'll probably get more later in the season.

    2. I bought one at the Saturday farmers market in Berkeley yesterday, but it's too beautiful to bake yet. My sister in France says it's delicious pureed and has a delicate chestnut flavor, hence the "marron" in the French name.

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      1. re: jeannemarie47

        My wife found one at Monterey Market (thanks Robert) which was also beautiful. She baked it and made a pureed soup with lobster and some brown butter. Really tasty with a Grand Cru White Burgundy.

      2. berkeley bowl has had them recently.