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Squash Blossoms/Zucchini Flowers in NY?

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MissWestchester May 5, 2010 09:42 PM

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)

  1. goodhealthgourmet May 5, 2010 10:00 PM

    your other post is actually on the Outer Boroughs board, so if you meant for it to be NYC you can ask the mods to relocate it for you.

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      Flavor of Italy May 6, 2010 01:10 AM

      It's a bit early for squash blossoms now. find a good farmers markets and let the zucchini stands know you'd like their flowers. Frequently they toss them.
      What filling are you planning for the flowers?

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      1. re: Flavor of Italy
        bushwickgirl May 6, 2010 02:16 AM

        Yes, too early, look for them in late June/early July. Here's a link with some info and a recipe, notice the date of the article:

        http://blog.eatwellguide.org/2008/07/...

      2. d
        DGresh May 6, 2010 06:02 AM

        Yeah, given that the zucchini plants are probably only being put in the ground this weekend, way too early.

        1. j
          jslmjl May 6, 2010 08:35 AM

          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.

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          1. re: jslmjl
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            Dim Sum Diva May 7, 2010 07:20 AM

            I have seen them at the Union Square Farmer's market, but not recently.

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