Field Cucumbers

Debby

Whatever happened to Field Cucumbers? Not English cucumbers and not mini cucumbers: just plain ordinary every day delicious FIELD Cucumbers??? I haven't seen one in almost six months, maybe longer. Not a single grocery store here has them and I need them for my cucumber salad. I do not like English cucumbers and mini ones don't do the trick either. Is there a world wide shortage or something? Even the grocery store employees don't know why they can't get them.






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Elizabeth

Here I have noticed it too for the past few months......

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Kathsgrdn

I live in central KY and they are available here.

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maifleur03

I have not been to the store for months but certain fruits and veggies while supposedly available are in short supply both because of lack of pickers and the trucking situation. There is apparently a lack of qualified truckers because I have read that many of the older truckers simply retired when they saw what was happening with the virus. Since many food stuffs are shipped to dispersal centers I suspect that unless there is a local source many things that are normally in stores will be in short supply. Some of the market gardeners placed limits on the number of subscribers this year.

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marilyn_c

No shortage here.

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kadefol

They are available here, $.60 each. Bought some a few days ago.

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matthias_lang

Paid $0.90 each for two a couple days ago.

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nicole___

Under a dollar here/Colorado. A big stack of them.....no shortage.

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bpath

Debby, last summer I heard that one consequence of Canada closing its borders was that the migrant workers couldn’t come in. Not only did, say, young people want to do the work, they also don’t know what they are doing. And all that accounted for some shortages. I wonder if it also accounts for less planting?

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Rusty again

Never heard them called 'field' cucumbers before, but the stores here have plenty, and have had right along.

Rusty

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Judy Good

Just bought two today here.

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liira55

My Safeway in Edmonton has them.

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Debby

I did see online that Superstore has them, and may stop into one to see if they really do. I make a good cucumber salad (my mothers recipe) and have been craving it. I've tried Sobeys, No Frills, and Co-op, even Walmart and nothing. I'm not sure that it's a border crossing issue as the rest of the produce department is full of fresh fruits and vegetables. My mom says they're plentiful where she lives near Vancouver, but they also have a lot of greenhouses there.

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Rusty again

I love cucumbers, care to share your recipe?

Rusty

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woodrose

No shortage here. I've never heard them called field cucumbers, either.

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Elmer J Fudd

Ditto as to name. We have other types too but what's shown in the photo is simply called "cucumber."

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Debby

Normally, I would say "cucumber" but there are different types. I finally went to Safeway and they only had about a dozen of them @$1.49 each: I grabbed two


My recipe:

Peel the cucumber, Grate it all up

Add about 1/8 cup FINE diced onion. I like yellow onion you can use red.

Add about 1/4 cup vinegar

1-2T sugar

1-2T oil (I use olive oil, mom uses vegetable)

salt and pepper to taste

Mix it all up together and marinade about 1/2 an hour to an hour then strain. Don't squish the liquid out, let it drip.

One cucumber is usually enough for two people

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Rusty again

Thank you, Debby. Never would have occurred to me to grate the cucumber, I usually just slice them very thin. Will try your method soon.

Rusty

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maifleur03

Not something I really like raw or cooked but do make a good addition to soups and stews but please peel them before adding.

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