currants and gooseberries
- Samovar Jul 10, 2005 09:30 AM
Any ideas where to get currants and gooseberries locally? There are tiny and very expensive containers of mediocre quality at Russos. Would prefer someplace with better volume/price, or, even better, pick-your-own.
I saw them at Wilson's Farms, but they were very expensive (around $6 for a tiny punnet). Couldn't bring myself to pay that much for them since I used to get them for a fraction of that price when I lived in the UK. I hope that the price will fall as Americans get to know these fruits better.
Last year one of the stands at the Copley Square (Tues and Friday) farmer's market displayed tons of them -- very pretty and I think around $4 a pint. I believe it was the table that also sells cider donuts and other baked things on the right side of the table. I don't think they have appeared yet for this year so it could be they don't have them or they aren't ready yet.
I always wondered what to do with them. Any suggestions other than jam or a tart?
Next summer you can take a trip out Swanzey, NH to Monadnock Berries and pick your own red and black currants as well as gooseberries (blueberries and raspberries too). I went last year and put up currant jelly and goosberry jam. The view of Mt. Monadock is gorgeous , too