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Kefir grains?

joneswak Jan 3, 2011 07:21 PM

I've been enjoying some store bought Kefir, but am interested in rolling my own. Anyone in/around Boston have any spare Kefir grains or know where to get them? Success stories or suggestions anyone?
Brian (living in JP)

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    davidlkline May 16, 2013 11:23 AM

    I have moved to Brooklyn, NY. Try Freecycle. That's how I got my startine grains.

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      galka Nov 21, 2012 11:40 AM

      I can also share some. Live in Belmont, will be moving to Waltham soon after new year. Please write to gkhatutsky to yahoo emal if you want some.

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        sanny_3 May 13, 2013 12:46 PM


        I am interested in kefir grain, I am in Needham but do visit waltham every 2 weeks or so, do you have extra you can share.. I work at fenway ...so let me know if you can and best way to get it or if you can tell me place where I can get these.


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        davidlkline Jul 11, 2011 06:41 PM

        I have a great batch of kefir grains, ready to divide. West Roxbury. Bring a jar and come pick up.

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          Tikkitumble Jul 12, 2011 06:35 PM

          Hi David,

          Would you mind emailing me a contact address where I can pick them up? Thanks!

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            joneswak Jul 13, 2011 05:59 AM

            Hey David -- very interested in picking up the grains, happy to come get them. Where in W. Rox are you located?

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              davidlkline Jul 13, 2011 07:40 AM

              contact me and I'll give you details

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              Nancyjmp Nov 21, 2012 08:26 AM

              Hi! I am visiting family in West Rox for Thanksgiving weekend 2012. Might you have milk kefir grains to share? Thanks!

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                davidlkline Nov 21, 2012 09:39 AM

                I have moved to Brooklyn. Kefir seeds in deep freeze. Try contacting people in this thread to whom I have given seeds. They may be ready to divide and share. Also, try Freecycle.

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              Kefirgirl Mar 29, 2011 03:42 PM

              I have very healthy and fast growing kefir grains and always have enough to share.
              I am on the North Shore (Newburyport area)

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                fesenjan Mar 30, 2011 05:52 AM

                Hi Kefirgirl. I'm on the North Shore and would love to try making my own kefir, if you have enough grains to share. I don't see contact info for you in your profile; how could I get in touch and find a convenient time to come by?

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                  Kefirgirl Mar 30, 2011 06:03 AM

                  Hi fesenjan I am new here. Trying to figure out the site. I will be happy to share with you. Just tell me how to find your profile and I will be in touch

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                    fesenjan Mar 30, 2011 03:33 PM

                    Thanks! Just click on my name.

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                  katekefir Apr 9, 2011 12:37 PM

                  Hi Kefirgirl,
                  I am also in the Newburyport area and am looking to buy some kefir grains locally. If you still have some available please contact me.
                  Thanks! :)

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                    Kefirgirl Apr 9, 2011 12:44 PM

                    Hi Kate,
                    Let me know how to get in touch with you. I have grains to share.
                    the grains are free.

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                      katekefir Apr 9, 2011 01:34 PM

                      Great! You can send me a message at kdionne10 at yahoo . com.

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                        boston12345 May 8, 2011 02:51 PM

                        Hi Kefirgirl and katekefir. Do you still have some kefir grains to share? I live in Boston, but commute through Newburyport and can come pick them up. If you can share, please let me know " dollani at gmail.com "

                        I had ordered some before, dehydrated, from an online store, and they never grew and recently went bad.

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                          Guido Jun 26, 2011 05:01 AM

                          Is this the same as "Japanese water crystals"?

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                            Tikkitumble Jun 26, 2011 12:54 PM

                            Not the same, but they both go through a fermentation process and they both provide healthy nutrients.

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                          Tikkitumble Jun 26, 2011 01:05 AM

                          Hi Kefirgirl,

                          I would like some Kefir grains as well, if that's possible. My email address is juslitome@gmail.com. I would love to hear from you, and thank you for your generosity in supplying these grains.

                    2. Luther Jan 5, 2011 12:03 PM

                      I mentioned this in a recent thread, but whatever you got at the store is almost certainly liquid yogurt (bacterial culture), not actually kefir (bacteria/yeast coculture). I haven't been able to find anywhere around here to buy actual kefir. If anyone knows they should post about it.

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                        fishmanator Jan 4, 2011 11:11 AM

                        trying to find some too

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                          joneswak Jan 4, 2011 07:30 PM

                          Thanks for the link! That's a huge list, but only 3 folks in MA that I saw (Boston, Watertown, Westborough). I'll see if any of 'em come through.

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