Squash Blossoms/Zucchini Flowers in NY?
Does anyone know where I can buy these now?
I'm thinking maybe a Farmer's Market, but I don't have any idea which one. Whole Foods?
Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated!
(posted on NYC board too)
Yeah, given that the zucchini plants are probably only being put in the ground this weekend, way too early.
It is too early to buy fresh, local blossoms now in the markets, but in June and July if you go to any of the local farmers markets and ask for them you can get them. However, they are usually hidden in a cooler behind the table and sell out very fast, so get there early or ask a week ahead of time for the vendor to bring them for you. I have gotten mine for the past few years from Grieg Orchard's stand at the White Plains International Market.
If you are really desperate to get them now, you may be able to order from a specialty produce seller like Melissa's or see if any of the really upscale places like Balduccis or Dean and Deluca have them imported or greenhouse grown from early crops.