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Kefir grains in Halifax, NS?

sirusace Jan 5, 2012 05:44 AM

Hi everyone,

I am wondering if anyone know where I can get kefir grains in Halifax, Nova Scotia?

I would appreciate any help on this matter.


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    CanadaGirl RE: sirusace Jan 6, 2012 02:49 PM

    I don't know for sure, but Planet Organic seems a good bet.

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      sirusace RE: CanadaGirl Jan 6, 2012 03:34 PM

      I called Planet Organic and they don't carry it. They used to carry the kefir starter kit but haven't for a long time.

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        CanadaGirl RE: sirusace Jan 6, 2012 04:19 PM

        I am positive I've seen the starter kits in the fridge of the natural foods section at Superstore.

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          sirusace RE: CanadaGirl Jan 7, 2012 06:22 AM

          I will check it out today. Thanks for the suggestion!

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      digbychick RE: sirusace Feb 7, 2012 07:03 AM

      Freeze dried Kefir grains can be purchased on EBay (some sell for the cost of shipping only - very reasonable). The starter packages and health food kefir do not have the grains and will exhaust themselves quickly. There are a few folks in Halifax that will give you grains if you contact them. I received my dried kefir grains (both for dairy and water kefir for ginger beer) from ebay 3 years ago, they just keep growing and produce a great kefir.

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        tourman RE: sirusace Mar 24, 2012 11:50 AM

        if you're still looking for good grains, I bought mine cheap from rancheracres.com, they have a farm in the valley and we got water kefir grains 2 weeks ago and they have grown to the point where we have to find someone who wants some near Pictou. We paid $7 for 1/4 cup of grains. They also have milk kefir. Check them out.

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          chilibeanpaste RE: tourman Mar 25, 2012 02:17 PM

          There's a grain store next door to Cousin's Snack Bar at 2389 Agricola Street. Worth a look perhaps.

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            chilibeanpaste RE: chilibeanpaste Mar 28, 2012 04:13 AM

            It's called The Grainery and the opening hours are rather erratic. Give them a call.

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              sirusace RE: chilibeanpaste Mar 28, 2012 05:39 AM

              Thanks everyone for your help! I managed to find milk kefir grains from a lovely lady in Halifax. Making kefir at home is so easy and delicious!

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                gidgetgogo RE: sirusace Sep 10, 2012 06:28 AM

                I've been looking for some kefir grains in Halifax as well. I had contacted a few people I found listed on a website but never received a reply. If anyone has some to spare or know of a local source I would love to pick up some and try this on my own as well. Thanks.

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