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nasilemak Oct 4, 2010 07:06 PM

Has anyone seen this item in any markets in the greater boston area? The roots are commonly used in Thai cuisine. Thanks in advance.

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    iloveporkbelly Oct 4, 2010 08:06 PM

    Every once in a while at Russo's but not frequently. I am always looking. Hopefully someone will give a good consistent source.

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      y2000k Oct 4, 2010 08:29 PM

      Hmm... in my experience, every time I picked up cilantro from Russos, it has roots attached.

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        katzzz Oct 5, 2010 06:00 AM

        Second that. Russo's cilantro almost always has roots attached (and lots of dirt too!).

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          okra Oct 5, 2010 07:29 AM

          Third. I have some in my fridge w/ roots from Russo's.

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          Russo's
          560 Pleasant St, Watertown, MA 02472

    2. Gio Oct 4, 2010 08:20 PM

      During the Summer we bought cilantro with roots attached at the Reading Market Basket. They were very fresh. We were pleasantly surprised.

      1. MC Slim JB Oct 4, 2010 09:19 PM

        Easy to find at the Asian supermarkets (Ming's, C-Mart, Hong Kong, et. al.), but also not so hard to find at Western supermarkets in some neighborhoods, e.g., the Stop & Shop at South Bay.

        http://mcslimjb.blogspot.com/

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          bear Oct 5, 2010 03:32 AM

          I just got some last week at Wilson Farms. It seems like Russo's and Wilson have it sporadically, as does the Somerville Market Basket.

          Just curious. Anyone know if the roots freeze well?

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          Wilson Farm
          10 Pleasant St, Lexington, MA 02421

          1. Luther Oct 5, 2010 04:12 AM

            somerville market basket most, but not all, of the time

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              gimlis1mum Oct 5, 2010 05:22 AM

              The Hmong farmers usually have it, but I think most of the farmer's markets are wrapping up this month.

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                qianning Oct 5, 2010 02:05 PM

                It seems to come and go in pahses, often if one vendor has it they all do, and vice versa--as others have mentioned, russo's, market baskets, various chinese grocers, southeast asian grocers, also various indian grocers (downtown waltham, central square etc).

                1. Pia Oct 5, 2010 05:05 PM

                  I recently picked up both cilantro and mint with roots at Arax Market in Watertown.

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                  Arax Market
                  585 Mount Auburn St, Watertown, MA 02472

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                    pastrytroll Oct 5, 2010 06:19 PM

                    The DeMoula's in downtown Haverhill usually has it.

                    1. MrsCheese Oct 5, 2010 07:37 PM

                      Verrill Farm

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                      Verrill Farm
                      11 Wheeler Rd, Concord, MA, MA 01742

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