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Pumpkin seeds has anyone seen them?

cherrytomato Oct 9, 2012 12:30 PM

I have been scouring the markets for raw pumpkin seeds to roast but cannot find them anywhere. Has anyone found them yet? Thanks!

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  1. BlueMagic RE: cherrytomato Oct 9, 2012 01:04 PM

    I get them at Whole Foods.

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      LStaff RE: cherrytomato Oct 9, 2012 01:08 PM

      I usually find them inside pumpkins.

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        BlueMagic RE: LStaff Oct 9, 2012 01:10 PM

        Haha...or that :-)

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          soylent_greens RE: LStaff Oct 9, 2012 04:03 PM

          Very soon , Johnny Pumpkinseed will come by and toss them out by the handful.

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          smtucker RE: cherrytomato Oct 9, 2012 04:17 PM

          Market Basket Somerville has them. They are in the aisle with the ice cream, for some reason.

          1. L2k RE: cherrytomato Oct 10, 2012 07:24 AM

            Big pile of 'em at Whole Foods in Wellesley on Monday $5.99 for a package (probably 12 ounces?)

            1. FinnFPM RE: cherrytomato Oct 10, 2012 07:31 AM

              I'm not sure if OP is asking for pumpkin seeds from a farmers market (i.e. local ones), or just bulk pepitas in general. I assumed the former, as it'd be pretty difficult to look around a decent grocery store and come up empty (and also because the "yet" implies that this is tied to it being pumpkin seed season locally).

              So -- absent confirmation of this suspicion, does anyone know of a local farm-based source?

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                cherrytomato RE: cherrytomato Oct 10, 2012 08:29 AM

                I am looking for a few lbs. of raw ones that I can roast. Not that I have to dig and dry out of a pumpkin but ones already out of their shell.

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                  FinnFPM RE: cherrytomato Oct 10, 2012 08:37 AM

                  If all you're looking for is shelled raw pumpkin seeds, have you checked your local grocery store?

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                    Jenny Ondioline RE: cherrytomato Oct 10, 2012 10:29 AM

                    Check Trader Joe's. I know they sell pepitas with their various other nuts and seeds, but I don't know if they have a raw variety. They do have raw nuts and seeds, I just don't know if those include pepitas.

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                      kt1969 RE: Jenny Ondioline Oct 11, 2012 11:56 AM

                      Yes, Trader Joe's does have raw pepitas. Or at least they have for the past several years; haven't bought any since last winter.

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                    cherrytomato RE: cherrytomato Oct 13, 2012 07:41 AM

                    Found them at Volante Farms today. Thanks for all of your help and suggestions.

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