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Blueberries.

Jambon_It Jul 14, 2006 11:34 AM

Not sure if it's protocol to do this here....so if it isn't, lesson learned.

Was at Copley Shaws last night and they have what I consider to be a dreamy promotion right now.
Buy 1 pint of blueberries
Get 2 FREE!!!!!

Cost me 3.99 for the lot of them.
I thought other blueberry addicts ought to know.
Not sure how long they're running the promo.

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  1. LindaWhit RE: Jambon_It Jul 14, 2006 12:34 PM

    New Jersey or Maine blueberries? I grew up in NJ and always thought of them as the best, until I tasted wild Maine blueberries. I LOVE wild Maine blueberries - excellent for using in baking. But I do like the bigger NJ blueberries for fruit salads.

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      MaineRed RE: LindaWhit Jul 14, 2006 01:20 PM

      Def. not Maine...not until later in the summer

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        LindaWhit RE: MaineRed Jul 14, 2006 02:42 PM

        That's what I thought. Eagerly anticipating their local arrival!

    2. Allstonian RE: Jambon_It Jul 14, 2006 01:10 PM

      Shaws usually runs their specials Friday-Thursday, so last night was probably the end of the promo, unless it happened to carry over for a second week. And I would assume that they're cultivated berries, from NJ or elsewhere - I've never seen fresh wild blueberries in a supermarket. (You can get them frozen year-round.)

      I try to keep a sharp eye out in the farmer's markets and pick up a couple of quarts of local wild blueberries when I can find them (again, most of them end up frozen!) I got some last summer, but it was the first time in three or four years that I'd seen any at all.

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        Spike RE: Jambon_It Jul 14, 2006 01:13 PM

        the fresh ones we tried from Shaw's yesterday seemed a bit bland (not sour at least, but not sweet or memorable)-:

        1. Jambon_It RE: Jambon_It Jul 14, 2006 01:26 PM

          Yes, I think they are from NJ.
          I haven't eaten mine yet so I can't speak to the flavor.
          Most of standard-store bought blueberries at this time of year have been very so-so.
          I've gotten some at the Copley Farmer's Market that have been way more juicy and flavorful.

          1. Bob Dobalina RE: Jambon_It Jul 14, 2006 01:30 PM

            That's positively Russo's-like in quantity and price.

            1. Chris VR RE: Jambon_It Jul 14, 2006 01:46 PM

              Got some AWESOME blueberries in my CSA share this week. Not sure where from but all produce is local. I'll find out where they came from.

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                PennyC RE: Jambon_It Jul 14, 2006 02:32 PM

                I've had wonderful ones from Hamilton Orchards stand at the Copley and City Hall Farmers' Markets. I also had some from Stillman's Farm. All were luscious!

                This time of year, breakfast for me is half a mug of blueberries with a quarter cup of low-fat granola and a few spoonfuls of Fage 0% Total Yogurt mixed in. YUM!

                1. Luther RE: Jambon_It Jul 14, 2006 02:45 PM

                  Same at the Star Market across the street from R.F. O'Sullivan's. Big berries, medium flavor.

                  1. BarmyFotheringayPhipps RE: Jambon_It Jul 17, 2006 02:33 AM

                    The berries in our Stillmans share this weekend were a tad skimpy -- just a hair under a pint -- so I'm thinking that we're already seeing the tail end of the season until the Maine berries come in. However, I bet they'll still have some at the Brookline Farmers Market on Thursday. Get 'em while you can!

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