Local source for specialty herbs--looking for chive flowers
- culinarynomad May 5, 2010 06:55 AM
Next weekend I'll be needing about a dozen of the chive flower tops. The only place I've seen these was years ago in my parents' garden.
I'm hoping someone here will know a local grower that may be able to provide them. Or maybe someone gets them in their CSA share?
They are a lovely pinkish lavender shade. Photo here: http://cc-calendula.blogspot.com/2006...
The chives the sell at Asian markets are unopened, and the tops still green. You can buy some, stick them in some water (change daily) and hope that the flowers mature. But I'd keep on looking for another source.
I agree with Auger, I've never had success with getting them to bloom as fully as in the photo you linked to, they were rather less spectacular when they opened.
I've seen them frequently for sale at the Foodtown supermarket on the corner of Stirling and Davie Rd. Extension (in Davie,) my much-touted international market : )
I had them in my garden they are beautiful, I don't think you will find them commercially your best bet for edible flowers would probably be Nasturtiums, or Pansy. I don't know where you are at but usually the Fresh Markets carry them and there is also a very good fruit and vegetable stand in 441 between Sheridan and Stirling next to Delaware Farms
2640 S Bayshore Dr, Miami, FL 33133