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Sep 23, 2011 12:03 PM

PIne Nuts

I'm looking for a source of pine nuts in Northern California that are NOT imported from China.

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    1. Sorry, Quatchi, I tried. Maybe if you are planning on using them in cooking, you could post on Home Cooking and it would, I think, be appropriate.
      I'm thinking of topic; Cooking with Pine Nuts. Then sourcing them could enter in to a later posting.
      I Googled and found several sources. Not all were from China.

      1. I gave up and bought online but once found some from turkey in the produce section at raleys

        1. I remember from last year that there are a handful of small pine nut harvesters in Nevada (there are mtns called The Pine Nuts) who offer small quantities of hand gathered pine nuts, but the damand is high. Here is one campany:

          hope this helps.

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          1. re: toodie jane

            Thank you, that's great, I'll try to order from them. I'm having the same problem finding edamame that isn't from China too. Was in Costco yesterday and even their "organic" edamame says, when you can finally find it in tiny letters on the package, that it's from China.

            1. re: toodie jane

              That link doesn't work anymore. Try [Disclosure: this is my website.]

            2. Quatchi, I was in Ikeda's (Davis) on Friday evening and saw pine nuts in the shell from Nevada for ~$14/lb. I would assume they have them at their Auburn store as well.


              If you do get them, I'll be interested to hear what you think of them. I had pretty much given up on pine nuts and have been substituting other types of nuts in recipes that call for them.

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              1. re: souvenir

                Thanks, I'll check if the Ikeda's in Auburn has them, they're closer to where I am.

                1. re: souvenir

                  Don't give up! They are great! The ones from ikeda's are nice and big too!