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mike7758 Dec 15, 2012 04:19 PM

Does anyone know of a place to buy really thick asparagus spears online? I find them occasionally in my local market, but it's hit or miss. I know the taste isn't necessarily any better, but I like the visual appeal of those giant stalks. I live in the Las Vegas (Summerlin area) if anyone knows a reliable local source.

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    HillJ RE: mike7758 Dec 15, 2012 04:28 PM

    Whole Foods typically carries asparagus in several varities; thick, thin, white, etc. Do you live near a WF?

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      mike7758 RE: HillJ Dec 15, 2012 04:40 PM

      Yeah, I have one nearby. They do sometimes have it, but I want it for my Christmas DInner, and want to be sure that I will be able to find it.

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        HillJ RE: mike7758 Dec 15, 2012 04:41 PM

        Call ahead, mike. Their green grocer dept aims to please customers. They will tell you what they have and what they can get their hands on. If they don't have it in time, ask them for a local recommendation.

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          mike7758 RE: HillJ Dec 15, 2012 04:44 PM

          Good idea, I never thought to ask them to special order it for me. Thanks for the suggestion

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            HillJ RE: mike7758 Dec 15, 2012 04:44 PM

            My pleasure, enjoy your holiday!

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      NVJims RE: mike7758 Dec 18, 2012 10:51 AM

      If you have a Raley's down there, they always have thick stalk asparagus.

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