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ISO frozen edamame that aren't grown in China

phoenikia Jan 7, 2011 12:17 PM

I grew edamame last summer, so I know they can grow in Ontario. The frozen edamame at Loblaw's all seem to be grown in China. I haven't checked Whole Foods lately, but last time I was there, their edamame were a product of China. Has anyone found any frozen edamame that aren't a product of China?

Has anyone seen Classen Farm's edamame sold anywhere in TO? http://www.classenfarm.com/

  1. ottawaoperadiva Mar 14, 2013 01:04 PM

    I'm writing from Ottawa so not sure if I can be of much help here but this is my two cents.

    Alot of our packaged edamame in Ottawa comes from Asia as well. However one of our local farmers grows edamame at her farm in Eastern Ontario and sells it at one of our farmers markets in Ottawa. Maybe one of the farmers markets in TO would have some for sale? I'm thinking the north market at SLM might have some when they are in season.

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    1. re: ottawaoperadiva
      MrsJonesey Mar 14, 2013 01:09 PM

      I am in Virginia. I will check the farmers market this summer though, thanks to your reply. I would gladly freeze my own supply.

      1. re: ottawaoperadiva
        greentangerine Mar 15, 2013 06:42 AM

        Hello Ottawa:

        I'm in Toronto. I have found frozen edamame, A CANADIAN PRODUCT, glory be, at Foodland on Queen Street East at Lee Avenue. It is called 'Just Chillin' easy going edamame. Canada flag on the package, along with Foodland Ontario symbol and on the back, Product of Canada and 100% Canadian. Edamame seeds are available by mail order from Stokes seeds in St. Catharines Ontario. Cheers.

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        MrsJonesey Mar 14, 2013 12:20 PM

        I am having the same problem. I bought some thinking there was no "Product of China" anywhere on the package, only to find it in tiny print afterwards. I love edamame but I want US or Canadian, please.

        Yes, it grows fine in Virginia, except after I planted it, I found out that it is the favorite crop of stink bugs. So until the stink bugs die out, I won't be growing them again, sadly.

        ETA: Darn, just realized this is in the Ontario category.

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          netscape5 Feb 16, 2013 03:19 PM

          Trader Joe's sells edamame from Thailand.

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          1. re: netscape5
            Jacquilynne Feb 17, 2013 11:26 AM

            Unfortunately, Trader Joe's doesn't sell edamame (or anything else, including the sesame almonds or those thin little chewy caramel cookies) in Canada. I wish we had a Trader Joe's, here, though!

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            Herne Mar 12, 2012 11:54 AM

            Where did you get the edamame seeds?

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            1. re: Herne
              Herne Mar 12, 2012 11:56 AM

              I guess that should be soy bean seeds.

              1. re: Herne
                prima Mar 20, 2012 06:22 PM

                Most nurseries and garden shops with a good selection of seeds sell edamame seeds. Edamame are a larger variety of soybean than standard ON soybeans that are used for oil and other purposes.

                I have bought Urban Harvest edamame seeds on the Danforth, at the shop with the hemp clothes and earth friendly stuff on the same block as the Big Carrot, but I've found that the Urban Harvest seeds (not only the Urban Harvest edamame seeds, but also the Urban Harvest okra and string bean seeds have been weak) don't seem to germinate as well in my garden as conventional seeds by McKenzie or OSC. I would think Bill's Garden Centre on Pape would have them http://billsgardenanddesign.com/www.b... , as would Sheridan Nurseries or Humber Nurseries. Whole Foods is selling some seeds as well right now. I can't remember if I saw edamame seeds in the selection at Whole Foods this year.

              2. re: Herne
                greentangerine Mar 20, 2012 08:38 AM

                Edamame seeds from Stokes seeds in St. Catherines.

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                canfoodguy Apr 11, 2011 04:08 PM

                You can buy frozen organic, US-grown edamame at Costco....and they come in handy microwave packages. It is the best edamame that I have been able to find in Ontario.

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                1. re: canfoodguy
                  ahkiang Jun 26, 2011 10:32 AM

                  Costco's Edamane has been switched to Product of China. Watch out!

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                  jacobmac Apr 11, 2011 02:03 PM

                  You can purchase frozen edamame Canadian / US grown at Fiesta Farms in Toronto, everything else is product of China. Hope this helps.

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

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                  1. re: jacobmac
                    ahkiang Jun 26, 2011 10:34 AM

                    Do you know their web site? I would like to purchase some Canada or US grown Edamame. Thanks!

                  2. TorontoJo Jan 7, 2011 01:33 PM

                    I saw organic edamame at Taro's today, but I didn't check to see where the beans were grown. Which doesn't really help you, does it? :)

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                      phoenikia Jan 8, 2011 06:25 AM

                      Thanks, TorontoJo. Good to know there's a source for organic edamame. Will stop by Taro's next time I'm in the hood to find out where the organic ones are grown ;-)

                      1. re: phoenikia
                        TorontoJo Apr 11, 2011 02:23 PM

                        I also saw organic edamame at The Healthy Butcher (at Ave and Eg) this weekend. I forgot to pick it up to see where it was grown, as in my head I was thinking you were looking for organic. Sigh.

                        It was $5 and change for a 396 gram bag.

                        Healthy Butcher
                        298 Eglinton Ave W, Toronto, ON M4R, CA

                        1. re: TorontoJo
                          Googs Feb 18, 2013 09:08 AM

                          Even when it says organic, I still feel one should be careful about the country of origin.

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