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Where to buy unripe (green) tomatoes in SF?

sfchris Sep 7, 2013 10:46 AM


I have found it very difficult to find unripe (green) tomatoes anywhere in the city, even at the major farmer's markets, like the Ferry building. The only place I have ever found them is one stall at the Alemany Farmers market that fairly regularly has them.

I would prefer to find them in a more central location in the city. Has anyone seem them regularly and dependably at any of the farmer's markets or groceries in SF?

As an aside, I find it humorous that I have to refer to them as "unripe" when asking at the markets, If I say "green" they always point me to the green heirlooms!

  1. Robert Lauriston Sep 7, 2013 11:08 AM

    Any tomato vendor at a certified farmers market could probably pick you some by special order.

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    1. re: Robert Lauriston
      sfchris Sep 7, 2013 10:28 PM

      Thank you, Robert. I was aware of that option, but usually I only have a day or two notice when I need them.. for most farmers markets you'd probably have to tell them the week before unless you had their phone number.

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