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where do I buy microgreens?

enhF94 Sep 27, 2013 07:28 AM

Where can I buy microgreens around Boston as a consumer, not a restaurant? Bonus points for edible flowers, too.

I'm specifically looking for hearts-on-fire and watercress - in fact, I'm actualy looking for regular watercress too, while we're at it.

I know Sid Wainer does these things but it's such a trek.

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    phatchris RE: enhF94 Sep 27, 2013 02:36 PM

    Marblehead, Swampscott, and Salem's farmers markets have both micro greens as well as edible flowers.

    1. BostonZest RE: enhF94 Sep 27, 2013 05:13 PM

      Atlas farm at the Copley Farmer's Market brings in mixed microgreens from Old Friends Farm. All their greens are fantastic. My husband eats them from the bag like candy. I'm afraid to get the micros. He would eat the bag in two bites.

      Old Friends come in to the Newton Cold Spring Market on tuesdays.

      http://www.oldfriendsfarm.com/

      You could email them to see if they can bring specific ones for you.

      Sienna farm has edible flowers in their salad mix. Again they may be able to supply what you want.

      Penny
      http://www.bostonzest.com/

      1. C. Hamster RE: enhF94 Sep 28, 2013 05:35 AM

        I bought watercress at the Milton fruit center yesterday.

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          fragolino RE: enhF94 Sep 30, 2013 09:44 AM

          I don't know about watercress specifically, but the Formaggio Kitchen in Cambridge is where I've been buying mine, though I haven't been in 3 weeks.

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            Capeannetoo RE: fragolino Sep 30, 2013 08:18 PM

            Bought them at Formaggio Friday, they have them nearly every week.

          2. Boston_Otter RE: enhF94 Sep 30, 2013 11:08 AM

            This isn't terribly helpful, but I looked all over Somerville for watercress recently, with no success. I didn't check Whole Foods, so that's a possibility. I ended up using arugula/rocket instead.

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              Madrid RE: Boston_Otter Sep 30, 2013 11:35 AM

              Market Basket in Somerville usually has watercress (but not specifically micro greens) next to the cilantro, culantro, dill, and other herbs.

            2. C. Hamster RE: enhF94 Sep 30, 2013 11:10 AM

              Asian markets like Kam Man usually have it all the time.

              Milton has it most but not all of the time.

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                phatchris RE: enhF94 Sep 30, 2013 01:40 PM

                Maitland Mountain Farm has edible flowers and can be found at a bunch of farmers markets.

                1. enhF94 RE: enhF94 Sep 30, 2013 02:10 PM

                  Thanks, y'all!

                  I also found many, many online sources for those who can't do local, such as http://www.gourmetsweetbotanicals.com

                  1. rlh RE: enhF94 Oct 1, 2013 02:19 PM

                    Whole Foods Fresh Pond had a nice selection last night.

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