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December 13, 2007 11:25 AM   Subscribe

Where can one buy edible flowers from a reputable vendor in New York?

I know we can probably eat florist-bought pansies and the like without much trouble, but I'd prefer a place that sells pesticide- and manure-free flowers for the purpose of eating. I can settle for an organic florist, I suppose, but it would be neat to get some from a vendor who's sold consumable flowers before.
posted by Hwaet to Food & Drink (8 answers total)
The Whole Foods in Washington DC used to carry them, near the fresh herbs. I've seen other upscale markets do the same.
posted by occhiblu at 11:41 AM on December 13, 2007

Do you mean New York City? If so, there isn't a Wegman's in the city, but there are some in New Jersey, and they sell flowers intended for food.
posted by Airhen at 11:43 AM on December 13, 2007

The union sq farmer's market has a vendor who sells organic edible flowers - he's always there on saturdays, not sure if he comes on M-W-F, but the market is there 4 days a week. He also sells other salad greens.
posted by mdn at 11:51 AM on December 13, 2007

Ditto to what occhiblu said. I've seen them at the Whole Foods in Boston as well.
posted by MasonDixon at 1:56 PM on December 13, 2007

I've seen them in the produce market at Chelsea Market.
posted by modernsquid at 4:27 PM on December 13, 2007

they'll be in the produce department of any good grocery store: gourmet garage, whole foods, fairway....

in the summer you can also get them at some of the farmer's markets.
posted by thinkingwoman at 6:24 PM on December 13, 2007

Also, Grace's, Balducci's, EAT, Fairway, and the nicer Food Emporiums all have them in the produce section.
posted by astruc at 7:32 PM on December 13, 2007

Of the stores mentioned, Fairway is the winner for quality vs. price. The Fairway on 74th & Broadway, especially its 2nd floor, sells all the same brands Whole Foods sells, typically at 20% or 40% less for exactly the same product.
posted by allterrainbrain at 8:52 PM on December 13, 2007

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