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Jun 27, 2011 08:00 AM

Shallots in west 'burbs for a good price?

If you've spotted shallots recently in the western suburbs, and they were good-looking and well-priced (for the buyer ;-), please post it here.

I don't know why these are so often in bad shape or really expensive...onions and garlics aren't that way.

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  1. The product doesn't move as quickly, and hasn't been bred to have the shelf-life of a Twinkie.

    I've always had good luck with Byerly's. Cheaper than the co-ops and often in much better shape. They'll be hitting farmer's markets soon as well.

    1601 County Road C W, Saint Paul, MN 55113

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    1. re: kevin47

      kevin, are the shallots at Byerly's a decent size? I regularly see shallots at the farmers' markets, but they mostly seem the size of a hefty garlic clove (or even a non-hefty garlic clove), versus the palm-sized ones you see when TV folk are mincing. For the high-ish price and small return, I usually pass, but would love to find shallots that have a little more size. Am I missing a good vendor at one of the markets?

      Thanks, Cay

      1. re: cayjohan

        The shallots I usually find are sold by the basket anyway. Byerly's has pretty big ones, as does Cub.

        1601 County Road C W, Saint Paul, MN 55113