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sirdinealot Jun 17, 2010 08:01 AM

Does any local Chowhound know where restaurants in Calgary source their fresh herbs (basil, mint, etc.). Are there any commercial greenhouses in the area that sell wholesale? Thanks.

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  1. maplesugar Jun 17, 2010 08:06 AM

    I don't know what quantity you're looking for but Superstore sells herbs in their greenhouses this time of year. I'd also suggest checking Sunnyside Greenhouses just off 16th Av & Sarcee NW.

    Sunnyside has a plant database: http://www.sunnysidehomeandgarden.com... I'd call ahead to make sure whatever it is you need is in stock.

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      Scary Bill Jun 28, 2010 04:56 PM

      You may wish to try ethnic grocers like T & T or Basha, among others. The mainstream grocery stores in Calgary typically sell only small overpriced, often rotting, small plastic containers of "fresh" herbs. I always feel ripped off when buying them.

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        beekeroc Jul 5, 2010 08:58 PM

        I agree that this is true with some grocers but Co-op, at least on Richmond Rd. has bundles of very fresh herbs. Basil, parsley, and lots more, also living herbs in pots. I bought a basil plant a few weeks ago and it is growing fast.

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        Metatron Jun 28, 2010 06:08 PM

        For basil, the best place is The Bite in Inglewood. They sell 4 inch square planters of Basil. Best I have found.

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          smyth39 Jul 1, 2010 05:28 AM

          Bit in Inglewood does not have any basil in planters this year, when did you buy it there?.

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            Scary Bill Jul 5, 2010 09:05 AM

            Bought basil in a planter at Millarville on Saturday.

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