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Where to buy Basil???

woodske1 Jan 31, 2011 02:25 PM

I was looking to buy Basil in Bulk. I run a brewery and make a basil beer but can't find the stuff! Any help would be appreciated.

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    Augie6 Feb 1, 2011 04:15 AM

    I am not sure where your are located, but I would imagine any place in the strip in pittsburgh could help you. We use to buy bulk (meaning by the cases or pallet) of olives from almost everywhere down there.

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    1. re: Augie6
      skoledin Feb 1, 2011 11:51 AM

      Yes, assuming Pittsburgh area, the strip is the place. Guess I'm also assuming you're talking about dried basil and not fresh.

      Specifically, you could try Pennsylvania Macaroni which sells bulk herbs/spices right inside their retail entrance. They also have a large wholesale operation. You may just want to give them a call and let them know how much you need. http://www.pennmac.com/

      I'd prefer you support local businesses such as Penn Mac, but sometimes for one-off items like this, Restaurant Depot is really handy. They carry all kinds of food items and equipment, including large containers of herbs/spices/etc. It's not open to the public, you'll need a business tax id to become a member (free).

      If you're really talking large quantities, I suspect you may want to find a supplier online who can deal with that kind of volume.

    2. Jay F Feb 1, 2011 12:02 PM

      _Do_ you want dried basil rather than fresh? I've never heard of basil beer.

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      1. re: Jay F
        don515 Feb 8, 2011 03:36 PM



        superior produce on Smallman in the strip
        3-4 box for about 15 bucks



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