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looking for buddha's hand

rubyruby Apr 2, 2010 08:00 PM

I know, kind of out of season, but I'm wondering if anyone has seen fresh Buddha's Hand citron at any local stores.

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  1. kobuta RE: rubyruby Apr 2, 2010 09:23 PM

    I don't think I've ever seen buddha's hand sold fresh locally. If you do ever find a source for this, please do post back and let us know.

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      iloveporkbelly RE: kobuta Apr 2, 2010 10:19 PM

      The only place that I have seen it locally is at Russo's but have not noticed it lately.

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        BarmyFotheringayPhipps RE: iloveporkbelly Apr 2, 2010 10:49 PM

        I've definitely seen it at Russo's, but I was in their citrus section just this afternoon and saw no Buddha's hand. The OP is right: it's a couple months out of season. Like most of the specialty citrus, they only have it from, say, December through February.

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          kobuta RE: BarmyFotheringayPhipps Apr 3, 2010 01:52 PM

          Hey I was there too. What a zoo...but yeah, didn't spot any of them either.

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        maryv RE: kobuta Apr 9, 2010 12:37 PM

        Saw it in Whole Foods on River Street in Cambridge in, um, January?

      3. galangatron RE: rubyruby Apr 3, 2010 05:25 AM

        i have seen it occasionally at stop n shop when in season

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          autopi RE: rubyruby Apr 3, 2010 05:34 AM

          i have seen them at both russos and whole foods.

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            sqboo RE: rubyruby Apr 3, 2010 05:53 PM

            I've seen it at Whole Foods Andover, but not sure how recently. Within the past six months for sure.

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              another_adam RE: rubyruby Apr 3, 2010 07:58 PM

              Just to confirm galangatron's report - believe it or not, I've seen it at the Brookline Stop and Shop (aka where vegetables go to die). It may have been a mistake or random order, because I don't think I've seen it there recently- but maybe in one of the "super" stop&shops?

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                BostonZest RE: another_adam Apr 4, 2010 06:21 AM

                Adam, We may have to have a "cover your keyboard alert" at the beginning of your posts. I almost sprayed mine with coffee when I read.

                "(aka where vegetables go to die)"

                Too true, too funny!

                Thank you for a starting my day with a good laugh.


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                  kobuta RE: another_adam Apr 4, 2010 08:14 AM

                  The randomness of what they will stock at your local Stop & Shop always surprises me, but sadly never seen at any of the ones I've visited in Quincy or the S. Shore.

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                  fbinhull RE: rubyruby Apr 4, 2010 10:52 AM

                  Whole Foods in Hingham usually has it - when it is in season. Saw it a few months ago and in prior years...

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                    Chocomom RE: rubyruby Apr 9, 2010 12:20 PM

                    We actually had them at work at decorations for a function the beginning of the week.

                    We obtained the Buddha's Hand from Sid Wainer. Wish I'd check the board earlier cuz after the function we just tossed them out.

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                      somervilleoldtimer RE: rubyruby Dec 19, 2010 10:35 AM

                      Picking up this thread many months later, but I just bought a Buddha's Hand at Whole Foods in Fresh Pond, Cambridge.

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                        snippet RE: somervilleoldtimer Dec 21, 2010 07:53 AM

                        yeah, way too late for the OP but I just saw them in the last week at Idylwilde Farm in Acton.

                        Idylwilde Farm
                        366 Central St, MA 01720

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                          PainterGirl RE: snippet Dec 22, 2010 10:58 AM

                          saw them for sale at stop n shop dedham yesterday!

                      2. almansa RE: rubyruby Dec 22, 2010 11:28 AM

                        I saw at least two at WFM in Woburn on Monday. I assume they're still there.

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                          celestialmundane RE: rubyruby Dec 22, 2010 01:40 PM

                          Buddha's hands were for sale at the Super Stop & Shop on Morrissey Blvd. in Dorchester last Sunday.

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