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Where to find fresh shishito or padron peppers in Mo Co or nearby?

nickerham Jul 25, 2013 01:59 PM

We ate a lot of these delicious peppers when we were on vacation in Puerto Rico and I'm dying to try cooking them at home but I can't find them anywhere! Please let me know if you have any ideas where I can find them, preferably in the Potomac/Bethesda/Rockville area but I will schlep if necessary!

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    msjess RE: nickerham Jul 25, 2013 04:45 PM

    one vendor in takoma park farmer's market was selling them last week. Maybe try your luck there?

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      helen_m RE: msjess Jul 25, 2013 05:56 PM

      Thanks for the tip! I've never seen them since I've moved to the states and thought I might have to grown them myself! I love padron peppers so much, I'll definitely give Takoma farmer's market a try.

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        nickerham RE: msjess Jul 25, 2013 06:09 PM

        Thank you for the lead msjess. I've never been to the TP market but I will have to get over there! Looks like they have a lot of other great stuff too!

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        wineo1957 RE: nickerham Jul 26, 2013 04:30 AM

        H Mart and Grand Mart will have shishito peppers. For padrons, check out New Morning Farms at the Sunday Dupont or Saturday Sheridan School markets.

        1. tommyskitchen RE: nickerham Jul 26, 2013 07:51 AM

          For Shishito in DC, Try the Hana Market at 17th & U NW - They usually have them in small bags - To get them on the Cheap, try H-Marts, they usually have them...
          I haven't seed Padrons at the Dupont Market in a couple of years, but that doesn't mean that I didn't miss them :)

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