Kabocha (very) near Palo Alto?
Has anybody noticed kabochas anywhere within 5 mi. (i.e. no car-distance) of Palo Alto? Maybe at the PA or MP farmers' markets? (Do they grow here?? Not sure why not.)
I have gotten them from Mitsuwa before, but it'd be nice not to go so far.
675 Saratoga Ave, San Jose, CA
Yes, they grow here. I see them all the time at various markets, both farmers markets and bricks-and-mortar markets with good produce selections. Where have you looked? You might have to look carefully, because they might be mixed in with other winter squashes under a single generic label.
i got mine at the Sunnyvale farmer's market, at either the Happy Boy's or the Pinnacle stalls.
Both stalls also sell in the Palo Alto california avenue farmer's market on sundays.
re: Melanie Wong
Saw them all over the Sunnyvale farmer's market today - many of those vendors will be in Palo Alto tomorrow - California ave - at least 4 of those will have it - Happy Boy was one of them
And I know at least 4 vendors will have it at the Mountain View market - I even saw two different varieties of them - I had thought there was only one...
San Mateo Farmer's Market at CSM has them at a couple of vendors plus Safeway(s) in Menlo Park have had them too. I've seen them at pretty much all of the various Asian markets.