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Less common seasonal produce - Worcester area

cods Apr 3, 2014 10:09 AM

Is there someplace in the Worcester area that sells foraged and/or less common seasonal produce? e.g. ramps, fiddleheads, morels and the like.

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  1. Rick_V RE: cods Apr 5, 2014 05:45 AM

    Not that I'm aware of. I've seen fiddleheads in season at the supermarkets, though.

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      stultus RE: cods Apr 5, 2014 01:02 PM

      Last year the Pricechopper on rte 9 in Shrewbury was selling fiddle heads for absurdly cheap (compared to Russo's, Wilson Farms ). Also, we had to explain what they were so they could ring them up.

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        Science Chick RE: stultus Apr 6, 2014 05:40 AM

        Ha! I've had to explain many a fruit/vegetable to supermarket cashiers….dikon, mejool dates (one of which I GAVE the cashier, as she had never tasted a date), celeriac. It is amazing how many folks haven't tried a variety of produce items.

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        oldschoolshrewsburyST RE: cods Apr 6, 2014 01:24 PM

        Try Wegman's

        1. Jeremy01506 RE: cods Apr 16, 2014 02:51 PM

          You also might try the various Asian markets around Worcester....

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            skimom RE: Jeremy01506 Apr 17, 2014 05:53 AM

            As a newbie to the area, can you recommend some good Asian markets (esp on the eastern side of town, or in Shrewsbury)?

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              Rick_V RE: skimom Apr 17, 2014 06:44 AM

              Mekong Market on Main St in Worcester has a very large selection. Great place for fresh whole fish, pork belly, Asian vegetables, and all sorts of packaged exotica.

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                Jeremy01506 RE: Rick_V May 4, 2014 09:50 AM

                I second Mekong Market, it's the one I frequent the most.....

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                Jeremy01506 RE: skimom May 4, 2014 09:55 AM

                Being in Shrewsbury, you can also check out the many Indian Grocers scattered around Westborough, although you won't find the same amount or variety of produce based on the ones I have been to.

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