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Where can I find large fresh artichokes?

gisaster25 Oct 26, 2010 07:07 PM

I'm really jonsing for some. The only ones I can find in my neighbourhood (Bloor/Ossington) are the small (and old-looking) artichokes. Would love to get my paws on some nice big, plump ones! Your tips are appreciated.

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  1. gisaster25 RE: gisaster25 Oct 28, 2010 08:23 PM

    Update: Found good-looking large (99 cents/lb) and small (2.99/lb) artichokes at the huge new Longo's at Maple Leaf Square. Just devoured two of them. FYI.

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      fickle RE: gisaster25 Nov 1, 2010 10:15 AM

      I saw some really large ones at Fiesta Farms yesterday.

      Fiesta Farms
      200 Christie St, Toronto, ON M6G, CA

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        EarlyDrive RE: fickle Nov 1, 2010 05:15 PM

        Yes, some good-looking ones in the organics section at Fiesta yesterday.

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          gisaster25 RE: EarlyDrive Nov 3, 2010 04:54 PM

          You guys are so right! I nabbed four big, buxum, beautiful artichokes at Fiesta Farms shortly after you posted. And they (conventional artichokes, the organics were also beautiful but pricier naturally) were half the price of Longo's'. Now, I thought the Longo's artichokes were marked in the produce section as 99 cents/lb... but reviewing my receipt, I see I paid $6.59/kg. Does this make any sense?! I resent the imperial/metric confusion. Anyway, Fiesta's artichokes were $3.28/kg and totally delicious. Thanks for the tip.

          Fiesta Farms
          200 Christie St, Toronto, ON M6G, CA

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      00CP RE: gisaster25 Nov 1, 2010 10:52 AM

      Saw some nice Jerusalem artichokes yesterday at a market on Roncesvalles near Garden Ave... (not sure if you were looking for those in particular)

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        detritus RE: 00CP Nov 1, 2010 12:47 PM

        I would assume not, since Jerusalem artichokes are an entirely different plant with little similarity to real artichokes.

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