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fresh huitlacoche?

Pipenta Aug 19, 2013 08:23 AM

Any one have any ideas about where to find fresh huitlacoche (corn smut) in Connecticut?

Thanks!

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    ratbuddy Aug 23, 2013 01:38 PM

    Try calling Besito in West Hartford or Monte Alban in Hartford during the off-hours and see if they have any tips? If those places don't know, it probably can't be had.

    I sent a few emails and made a few calls to various folks, will update if any of them pan out.

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      shoes Aug 24, 2013 03:50 PM

      Try the US 1 Farm Market in New Haven. They have a lot of Mexican, Caribbean, Central American and South American items.

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        oystertripe Aug 26, 2013 07:01 AM

        Try calling your local corn farmers (both food & feed corn). An organic farm might have a higher incidence since they would not be using a fungicide, although they would normally destroy the corn smut at first sight to keep it from spreading by spore.

        1. Veggo Aug 26, 2013 07:46 AM

          The only grower of huitlacoche in the US I am aware of is Roy Burns in Groveland, FL. 352-429-4048. He grows 2 crops per year, the next will be ready in October. It has a very short season and is very perishable. He sells it frozen in 10 pound minimums. I have visited his farm and he gave me a generous quantity of fresh still on the ears, and several pounds of frozen, which is very good, much better than the canned by Goya. Cool stuff, but difficult to source.

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