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fresh garbanzo season

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

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MI Ranchito Produce
2169 Mission St, San Francisco, CA

 
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  1. Do you have to peel them before cooking?

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    1. re: escargot3

      -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...

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

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      Berkeley Bowl
      2020 Oregon St, Berkeley, CA 94703

      1. 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.

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        Berkeley Bowl West
        920 Heinz Ave, Berkeley, CA

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

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

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

            1. 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

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

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

                1. re: evaw

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