Have a "chain" in my area of NJ and SE PA called Produce Junction. A very no-frills, kinda bulk place with REALLY nice stuff at REALLY good prices. They often have produce that's not normally in local supermarkets. Have tried FRESH garbanzos and favas... for me ok but NOT worth the work?!?
Was there yesterday, specifically to buy sweet potatoes and pearl onions for Thursday. As I was in line to check out, there were these "brown" tomatoes call KUMATOS. Looked heirloomy and at $1.50 a lb took a chance. They come from Mexico and actually taste like a TOMATO! When I googled to find out more about them, one of the links went to Trader Joe's where they're $3.49/lb!
Passed on a 1 lb bag of these MINI cukes... not quite as long as my pinky and a little fatter... and I have skinny fingers. Thiink I might look for a recipe for cournichons??
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