I HAVE been out of the country too long.... Went to the supermarket today to get plain ole everyday OKRA, and was surprised to find that this is considered OBSCURE here!!
Went to 6 more supermarkets, Trader Joe's (known for this kind of stuff), 2 Asian markets, and 3 Latin/Carribean ("quimbombos", btw). I give up -- I thought OKRA was as common as eggplant.
I see "gumbo" on the menus of DOZENS of restaurants in my town alone...prolly HUNDREDS when you look at the entire North Shore. And yet NOONE sells okra??
I'd rather not go all the way into Boston for this if possible (and even if I did, where to then -- C-town?? Haymarket??). This was originally intended as a quick run down to the corner store!! I thought I'd have more trouble getting the zucchini, actually.
Oh, and before anyone says it -- it is not a winter/summer issue. The stores above all said that they NEVER carry it.
TIA for any leads.