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Squash Blossoms in Miami?

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Is it possible to find Squash Blossoms now?

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  1. Not sure about finding them in the market but Michael's Genuine had them on the menu off and on in the past 4 weeks or so.

    1. You should be able to find some. I'd think that zucchini and yellow squash are almost grown year round and Fall is coming so people should start growing butternuts or pumpkins growing soon. I'd first try contacting Farm to Kitchen (http://blog.farmtokitchenmiami.com/). Its supposed to be an off shoot business, run by the forager for Michael's Genuine, but they haven't updated their FB page since May, so I don't know if the business is still up.

      2nd, you can contact Glaser Farms. I saw some last year (http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/708495

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      3rd, talk to people at the farmers market and see if they can bring some for you the next week.

      4th, ask for some in a Miami Gardening website. The closest I could find was for Florida http://forums.gardenweb.com/forums/fl.... .

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      1. re: Auger

        Roots in the city has squash now. I don't know if their farmers market is open yet but you can see if they can sell you some. Also you can buy a squash plant for HD. It was $5-$6 and about 1' x 1'. They were starting to throw off some flowers. I'm guessing you probably get 1 flower every 3-4 days per plant since its still young. Only thing is when I pushed the leaves around they were some flying bugs hanging around the plant.

        1. re: Auger

          Glaser farms had them last year huh? nice :)

        2. never found them here; but if i wanted to try again, i would try homestead; there is a significant (for sofla anyway) Mexican population there; it would not surprise me if some place there sold you some, but call ahead (in Spanish) since it's pretty far and gas is $$$; Good Luck and please share your discoveries!

          in case you don't already speak spanish, blossoms are pronounced... "floor-deh-calahbahsa" :)

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          1. re: crowmuncher

            I have found "floor-deh-calahbahsa" at Whole Foods and Fresh Market that come from Homestead but they are tiny. I think I realy need zucchini squash flowers.

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            1. re: 2top

              what is the difference in flavor? or is it just a size thing? I'm sorry i thought they were the same thing lost in translation (since zucchini is a type of squash); in Spanish 'calabasa' can be used to describe any squash (i think) - it doesn't just mean pumpkin, for ex. But if i'm wrong, please school me :)