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fresh garbanzo season

Cynsa May 22, 2010 11:25 PM

fresh garbanzos at Mi Ranchito on Mission Street near 18th St. for $2.99/lb
- where else?

MI Ranchito Produce
2169 Mission St, San Francisco, CA

  1. sosdiaz Jun 2, 2010 12:14 PM

    All of Mi Pueblo supermarkets carry them too. Missed the price.

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      evaw May 29, 2010 07:25 PM

      Alemany Farmer's Market had them today. $1 for the garbanzos on the stalks. it's a pretty healthy bunch, probably will yield ~2 cups shelled

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      1. re: evaw
        osho Jun 2, 2010 09:23 AM

        College of San Mateo Farmers Market on Sat. had them too, had them dry roasted and coated with lime, chile and kosher salt. Amazing.

        College of San Mateo
        1700 W Hillsdale Blvd, San Mateo, CA

        1. re: evaw
          Ruth Lafler Jun 2, 2010 10:08 AM

          I saw someone selling bundles of them on the stalk out of a truck in Richmond. I don't remember seeing them sold like that around here before, although I had seen them in Salinas.

        2. RWCFoodie May 25, 2010 11:34 PM

          Mi Rancho Market on Roosevelt Ave. in Redwood City $2.98/lb today

          Mi Rancho Supermarket
          137 Roosevelt Ave, Redwood City, CA 94061

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            kemi5 May 23, 2010 08:59 PM

            Seen at Mail Pail Market in Mtn. View. Sorry didn't check the price.

            1. rabaja May 23, 2010 06:14 PM

              In the last two weeks I've seen them at Berkeley Bowl West, Monterey Market and the 4th St Whole Foods. All around $2.99/#.
              Love these things.

              Berkeley Bowl West
              920 Heinz Ave, Berkeley, CA

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                Joel May 23, 2010 01:45 PM

                Both Whole Foods (Telegraph Av in Berkeley) and Berkeley Bowl have them.

                Berkeley Bowl
                2020 Oregon St, Berkeley, CA 94703

                1. escargot3 May 22, 2010 11:38 PM

                  Do you have to peel them before cooking?

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                  1. re: escargot3
                    Cynsa May 23, 2010 12:22 AM

                    -you can eat them raw; pop them from the shell into your mouth
                    - steam in shell, toss with lime juice and chile powder; shell and eat like edamame
                    - roast in skillet with small amount of oil until skin is charred; shell, toss with olive oil, lemon, salt and pepper and eat
                    - make humus with shelled beans
                    - toss shelled beans in salad with lemon juice and olive oil, feta, chopped red and green bell peppers, green onions...

                    1. re: Cynsa
                      escargot3 May 23, 2010 12:16 PM

                      great suggestions! thanks.

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