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borlotti or cranberry beans

b00kw0rm Jan 6, 2010 03:13 PM

Where can I buy dried borlotti or cranberry beans? Preferably at a store west of Boston along route 95?

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    autopi Jan 6, 2010 05:06 PM

    i think i saw cranberry beans (baer farms) at russos yesterday. they had a selection of 5 or 6 different varieties, and some soup mixes as well.

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      BostonZest Jan 6, 2010 06:42 PM

      I think I've seen the Baer farm beans at Wilson's Farms too. If you use those remember they are fresher than most dried beans and will take less time to cook.


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        cpingenot Jan 7, 2010 07:10 AM

        I think I bought some Baer's cranberry beans at Russos some time ago, so that's a good bet. It seems like their supply varies a lot, so if they're out of your way, call them and ask.
        I bet if you called on off hours they'd go look for you.

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      heavydee Jan 7, 2010 03:19 AM

      While they don't always seem to have them in stock, Christina's Spice Shop in Inman Square carries them. Of course that doesn't come close to meeting your location criteria.

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        pemma Jan 7, 2010 06:50 AM

        Are you going to serve the with a nice cotechino?

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