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Broccoli rabe-- where?

It's all over the place back east, but I don't think I've ever seen it in LA.

So has anyone ever seen it for sale, preferably at local farmers markets?

Mr Taster

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  1. I actually found it this past weekend at my local O.C. Ralph's of all places, and it was cheaper than what I usually pay for it at the middle eastern market I usually get it from, & looked pretty fresh.
    I love it blanched, chopped, then sauteed w/ garlic ,crumbled hot italian sausage, garlic, then tossed with orecchiette

    1. It was in my CSA box last week (farmfreshtoyou), so at least some local farms must have it. I imagine it is available at local farmers markets but I've never looked for it...it wasn't on my radar at all until I got some last week.

      1. They have it at the Jon's Marketplace in Westminster all the time. They may also have it in the Jon's up your way.

        1. I've seen it at both Pasadena Whole Foods stores. I've also bought it at the Saturday Pasadena farmers' market. I can't specifically recall which vendor or vendors, but I'd check with Jaime Farms, Underwood Farms and Weiser Farms.

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          1. re: Jack Flash

            Just to confirm that the WF on Arroyo Parkway in Pasadena had broccoli rabe, a/k/a rapini, in stock about 30 minutes ago, at $2.99/lb.

          2. WF, BF, Gelsons, Ralphs regularly carry it. Several farmers at HFM carry it, generally the more bitter types. We like the variety Weiser has which has lots of character.