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Has anyone seen fresh shiso anywhere?

karykat Jul 4, 2010 09:53 AM

Also goes by the name perilla.

We've grown it in past years but not this year.

Haven't seen it at United Noodle or at the farmers market.


Just saw a pasta recipe that calls for it and have a hankering for it.

United Noodles
920 E Lake St, Minneapolis, MN

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  1. BigSal RE: karykat Jul 4, 2010 10:50 AM

    Kim's has it.

    Kim's Oriental Market
    689 Snelling Ave N, St Paul, MN 55104

    1. Foureyes137 RE: karykat Jul 4, 2010 03:45 PM

      Saw it at 3 different verndors at the Minneapolis Farmer's Market the last 3 weeks or so.

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        karykat RE: karykat Jul 5, 2010 09:15 AM


        Kim's is not far off my beaten path so I will check that out.

        And will keep a sharper eye at the farmers market. I go to the St. Paul one, but if it's being grown it should show up there. Lots of herbs and greens.

        Thanks much!

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        1. re: karykat
          steve_in_stpaul RE: karykat Jul 14, 2010 07:36 PM

          karykat, it might serve you to either get to the Farmer's Market early in the morning and/or to ask some of the vendors directly if they have shiso. If the item you're looking for is one that producers don't think has much of a market, they may not bring it along in any quantity.

          1. re: steve_in_stpaul
            karykat RE: steve_in_stpaul Jul 15, 2010 08:27 AM

            I'm not an early morning gal myself, but can get my dinner companion to go early and check. Can certainly ask around. Good idea.

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          Lionel Hutz RE: karykat Jul 14, 2010 09:37 AM

          Contact the Herb Man and ask him to bring a plant next weekend to the St. Paul Farmers Market (http://www.herb-man.com)...super hearty and easy to grow.

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          1. re: Lionel Hutz
            karykat RE: Lionel Hutz Jul 15, 2010 08:28 AM

            Good idea. I can ask the Herb Man. I know exactly who you mean. We've grown shiso in the past. Including the kind that is reddish. (Makes beautiful steeped vinegar.) We had trouble finding the shiso this year at the greenhouse we go to in the spring. But I will give HM a try.

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