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Fresh young ginger [Buffalo area]

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Lolipopcandy Apr 19, 2013 07:52 PM

Where can i buy fresh young ginger around Toronto or Buffalo NY. I want to make ginger candy and it requires fresh young ginger. Does anyone know if fresh young ginger is available online. Thank you

  1. JMF Apr 20, 2013 06:51 AM

    Chinatown in Toronto would be my guess. Just about any produce market should have young ginger starting this time of year. Some markets may have it all year round.

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      LiMe_83 Apr 23, 2013 04:27 AM

      I searched all over China town and Kensington market last night for young ginger. I'll try the St Lawrence market today. Please let me know if you find any in Toronto I'd love to get some young ginger!

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        jmoryl Apr 23, 2013 09:06 AM

        You might also look in some Indian shops, if you have any around. My shop here in NJ has a few different kinds of ginger.

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          Lolipopcandy Apr 23, 2013 06:10 PM

          I have searched a few asian grocery stores (t&t supermarket, Ocean, Mr India Grocer) and St Lawrence Market but did not find any young (also known as baby or spring ginger) ginger. Having said that i found organic ginger (rather young and fresh) in one of the stores in st lawrence market with a hefty price of $7+ per lb. Would you kindly let me know if you finf them. Many thanks in advance.

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            LiMe_83 Apr 24, 2013 07:56 AM

            apparently 7$/lb is about market price for spring ginger. (ny times references it as ranging between $5-10/lb) How young and fresh was the ginger? was it pinkish at all?

            I will absolutely let you know if I find it, if you would do the same I'd really appreciate it. Might try Wychwood Barns farmers market this weekend if I have the time. Good luck hunting!

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              JMF Apr 24, 2013 12:27 PM

              I've never seen young ginger for more than $3.99 lb. in NYC.

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