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Produce..specifically fresh artichokes and romansco cauliflower

tigerwoman Dec 14, 2011 09:13 AM

Has any one seen fresh baby artichokes and/or the bright green spiral looking cauliflower preferably in queens or brooklyn. TIA!!

  1. pitagirl Dec 14, 2011 02:37 PM

    I would call the Orchard on Coney Island Avenue in Midwood - they usually have the "different" produce.

    The Orchard
    1367 Coney Island Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11230

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      Amy Mintzer Dec 18, 2011 03:43 PM

      I've never seen romanesco cauliflower for sale beyond the greenmarket (in late summer). But Rossman's will be able to tell you if it can be had commercially. They will also certainly have artichokes.

      Rossman Fruit & Vegetable
      770 3rd Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11232

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        saria Dec 18, 2011 09:40 PM

        Both are out of season, but you can find artichokes if you're willing to pay for them. Have you tried Fairway for them? The romanesco I don't think you can get out of season.

        Fairway Market
        480 Van Brunt St, Brooklyn, NY 11231

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          erica Dec 19, 2011 02:46 PM

          Are you willing to go to Manhattan?

          Romanesco is in season right now. It is a late fall/ early winter vegetable, as far as I know.

          It was sold at at least one stand today at the Union Square Greenmarket; the same stand (Lani's Farm) will make their last Greenmarket appearance this year at the DagH market near the UN on Wednesday. You can find small artichokes at Eataly.

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            saria Dec 19, 2011 03:15 PM

            My mistake. I saw some a while ago at the market and figured it was done by now.

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            EricMM Dec 19, 2011 02:55 PM

            Romanesco is definitely in season, as I just harvested mine a few days ago. I have never seen it sold in Queens, though....except ages ago at the old Flying Foods in LIC.

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            bob96 Dec 20, 2011 09:40 AM

            Gourmet Garage has loose baby artichokes for $5.99/lb, at varying degrees of freshness. More in season, I've seen large plastic clamshells of good looking baby artichokes there for about the same price.

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            1. re: bob96
              erica Dec 20, 2011 09:44 AM

              Eataly only has the large ones this week. They looked beautiful, with lots of long stem attached.
              They do have romanesco, as of this morning.

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