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Young Coconuts in North Bay

CyndiN | Apr 4, 2008 06:06 PM

I read http://www.chowhound.com/topics/493637 but was hoping to find something closer to home.

I'm interested mainly in the coconut juice/water. The meat is a lovely bonus, and I'll use it, but my preference is coconuts that have a lot of liquid inside. (I want it raw so, as much as I like some of the commerical juice brands, they aren't what I'm looking for.)

I'm in Petaluma but can travel some and pick up a bunch at one time (then freeze leftovers).

The Petaluma Whole Foods has them for $2 each, which is more than I want to pay. Haven't tried them.

A little Petaluma Asian market in the same parking lot as Orchard Supply Hardware and Namaste restaurant has them for $1.65 each. Yield was 12 oz of juice and the meat was decent.

Last I was at 99 Ranch in Richmond (it's been a while, it's pretty out of the way, though I can go if needed), they were a mere $.99 each and they're scored on top. So they're easier to pry open for the meat but my memory of it is that there wasn't a lot of juice.

Those of you who use a lot, where do you buy them and what do they cost?

And any tips on freezing leftovers, opening them up, and so forth? I have some basic ideas but am open to more expert ones.

Thanks.

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