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Fresh Padron Peppers locally?

I just got an email from specialty food website La Tienda announcing hat Padron peppers are in season and available (by mail at $17.50 / lb with flat rate $15 shipping...) - theirs are US-grown with seeds from Galicia.

Has anybody seen this variety sold locally? I am not sure whether Toro gets them or uses shishito peppers as a (pretty tasty) approximation, but I would love to find an accessible, more affordable source for the actual Padron variety. Thanks!

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  1. Bumping this thread for this year.

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    1. re: itryalot

      just bought some at Siena farms stand at Copley.

      1. re: bostonfoodz

        I vaguely recall seeing some at Allendale Farm last weekend.

        1. re: johndory

          Allandale (www.allandalefarm) does indeed have them wholesale and retail. If you need a large quantity you can email or call ahead.

      2. re: itryalot

        Not the answer you are looking for I know, but I am growing some from seed (johnny's) this year and as a total amateur they are going gangbusters. No bugs, no deer, and more peppers than I can eat from 10 plants in the ground. And I can eat a lot of padrons. Doing shishitos as well, which are doing well also, though not as vigorous for me. So for next year it's worth trying...

        I have also seen them for sale in plastic containers at whole foods from time to time.

        1. re: loper

          Mine did terribly as I planted them too soon and killed off half of them. The other half have been enjoyed by the bunnies nearby!

      3. I don't see padron on their website but we try make a stop here on our way to or from the vineyard. I haven't heard of any markets carrying their peppers this year but its worth shooting them an email to see if they have them.

        http://nobskafarms.com

        1. Did anyone have luck? What about this time of year? I had shishito s at DBar in Boston, tried to find out where they got them but got no where. I wonder if a super 88 would have them. I'm obsessed. Thanks

          1. I bought some fresh ones labeled "organic Padron" from Whole Foods Fresh Pond a couple of weeks ago - they were tasty but NONE were the least bit spicy, and we had to toss about 10% that were past their prime when we opened the pint container.

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            1. re: rlh

              Thank you rlh! I find some at the Deham store today. $3.99 a pint (rip) nonetheless I bought four after inspecting and leaving some sketchy raisin looking ones behind. If I get the scoop from Dbar I will report back. Thanks!