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Where can I find Purslane?

GJWhite Dec 4, 2009 01:31 PM

I don't believe I've seen any at the west side farmers markets...unless I'm overlooking it.

  1. Das Ubergeek Dec 4, 2009 02:09 PM

    Any decent-size Mexican market. It's called verdolagas in Spanish.

    1. Dommy Dec 4, 2009 02:18 PM

      It's hard to find at Farmer's Markets... SOMETIMES it shows up in Hollywood... but it's only that one organic vendor at the intersection. The best bet is at Mexican Supermarkets although I find the quality can REALLY vary...


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        jencounter Dec 4, 2009 02:23 PM

        Haven't seen it at Farmer's Markets. However, both Vallarta Markets (everywhere) and the Jon's Market (in Reseda) carry it regularly

        1. SilverlakeGirl Dec 4, 2009 02:37 PM

          I have seen it at mostly Mexican markets like Liborio.

          1. TIRGL Dec 4, 2009 08:06 PM

            Super King Market (on San Fernando Road) has it. Three bunches a dollar.

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              houndofmusic Dec 4, 2009 08:58 PM

              You can definitely find it at the farmers market in Santa Monica or Hollywood. Try Flora Bella farms. I don't think purslane is in season now, however. I'm not entirely sure of the season for purslane, but I think it's summer.

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                epop Dec 5, 2009 12:10 PM

                They often have them but earlier in the year. It grows wild everywhere.

                1. omotosando Jul 7, 2013 01:03 PM

                  I know this is a old thread, but I just found some beautiful purslane at the Sunday Beverly Hills farmers' market. McGrath Family Farms. They said they will have it all summer.

                  This stuff is night and day from the verdolagas that I have been brought from Mexican markets.

                  1. bumblecat Jul 7, 2013 01:12 PM

                    I tend to find it between the cracks of the pavement in my neighborhood, but I find lovely large leaves in other people's lawns.

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                    1. re: bumblecat
                      maudies5 Jul 7, 2013 05:36 PM

                      Purslane was available at the Farmer's Mkt at Pico and Cloverfield yesterday. It was at Kenter Canyon Farms .

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