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Jul 26, 2010 06:13 AM

where to get fresh beans?

looking for fresh shell beans - limas, favas, cranberries, etc.... anybody seen them locally? or am i just seasonally inappropriate?

thanks in advance for any leads.

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  1. Check with McGrath Family Farms who come to the Wednesday Santa Monica Farmers Market for one. They have had fresh lima beans in the past (and maybe some of the others - or may well know who does have them).

    1. I got fava beans at the Hollywood farmers market a couple of months ago, don't know if they are still in season. I tend to find them at Jons supermarkets too, and I saw some at Ralphs last week, but at $6.50/lbs, no way.

      1. Super King usually has fresh garbanzos and often favas too. They also frequently offer fresh almonds although I haven't a clue what to do with them.

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        1. re: Layne Murphy

          You can make jam. You can make a drink with sugar and milk--its common in Asia. It's called Almond milk. Or eat it raw with salt

          1. re: Layne Murphy

            Fresh garbanzos and favas are available at Super King right now. Be warned: fresh garbanzos are one bean to a pod so be prepared for endless shucking.

          2. Found quite a variety including cranberry at yesterdays Hollywood (Ivar St) farmers market. Two vendors. I bought a salad medley that included fresh raw peanuts. Yum!!

            1. I grow it at home. So it's not seasonally inappropriate.