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celeryroot Apr 16, 2010 11:17 AM

Anyone see any in the area?

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  1. Robert Lauriston RE: celeryroot Apr 16, 2010 11:48 AM

    Berkeley Bowl often has them in season.

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      twocents RE: Robert Lauriston Apr 17, 2010 07:26 PM

      definitely saw them at both locations last weekend.

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      Thomas Nash RE: celeryroot Apr 16, 2010 12:08 PM

      Far West Funghi in the Ferry Bldg often has them in season on Saturdays. Check tomorrow. I think they are around since they were on the menu at Frances the other night - though almost undetectable in the one dish I ordered where they were prepared with farro.

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        Claudette RE: celeryroot Apr 16, 2010 12:10 PM

        Cupertino Farmer's market had them today; I've also seen them at Draegar's in season.

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          celeryroot RE: celeryroot Apr 16, 2010 12:20 PM

          Thanks everyone, I hadnt seen them yet this year. II will be on look out.

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            ernie in berkeley RE: celeryroot Apr 18, 2010 01:14 PM

            Are ramps the same plant as those wild onions that pop up everywhere around here this time of year?

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              celeryroot RE: ernie in berkeley Apr 18, 2010 01:26 PM

              Im not sure, the ones I have always bought are redish. The ones that I have popped up all over my property are very small white bulbs and very strong onion flavored leaves and little white flowers. Anyone know???? l live along Russian river in redwoods and oaks.

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                Robert Lauriston RE: ernie in berkeley Apr 18, 2010 01:33 PM

                No, they don't grow around here.

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              t.susannah.chen RE: celeryroot Apr 18, 2010 01:59 PM

              I wondered the same thing last year around this time, and have heard they can be found at Rainbow Grocery and Far West Funghi. They're not widely available, though, because they have a season of only about six weeks, and they're native to the Eastern Seaboard.

              Rainbow Grocery
              1745 Folsom St, San Francisco, CA 94103

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                celeryroot RE: t.susannah.chen Apr 20, 2010 08:58 AM

                They didnt have them at Rainbow yesterday.

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                  SteveG RE: celeryroot Apr 20, 2010 03:32 PM

                  Did you look in the section that has foraged produce, rather than farmed produce? It's the back side of the produce island that has onions and potatoes on it.

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                    Thomas Nash RE: celeryroot Apr 20, 2010 06:02 PM

                    As I had guessed they would be, they were at Far West Funghi last Saturday.

                    They are native in the Appalachians.

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