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Ordering Huckleberries?

dtud Jun 2, 2007 08:06 AM

Does anyone know where I can order frozen huckleberries? I love them and can get them when I visit Washington - but don't know of a mail order source. Thanks!

  1. toodie jane Jun 4, 2007 07:46 AM

    It's early for huckleberries and they are getting very expensive. When we were in Montana two years ago, they were about $48/gallon.

    Most pickers (they are all harvested in the wild by individual pickers) are out there competing with the grizzlies for them, so it's a dangerous business. They are stored or sold frozen for confectioners or bakers at a local level. I googled 'frozen huckelberries' and came up with this:

    Good luck--I'm a huckleberry fiend myself!

    here's an article about he current craze of restaurant use, from last year at sfgate(sf chronicle online):

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    1. re: toodie jane
      dtud Jun 4, 2007 08:12 AM

      i've actually ordered from them in the past - unfortunately, the berries never showed up . . . .

    2. c
      cyberroo Jun 4, 2007 10:19 AM

      I can't help you with a source, but I can tell you that Rocky Mountain (Idaho/Montana) huckleberries will be better than ones from the coast ranges (Oregon/Washington). For some reason, Idaho berries have more meat on them than the ones from Oregon.

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