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Jun 6, 2007 08:46 AM

Fresh Dates?

Anyone know if fresh dates are available right now? Where can I get them?

Also looking for sugar can juice, actual pure sugar can juice, not the mixed beverages.


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  1. Sugarcane juice can be got (freshly squeezed in front of your face) at a cart in front of Mitsuwa Marketplace in Costa Mesa, or else sometimes at a cart in front of Hong Kong Superstore in San Gabriel. I'm sure there are more places but these are the two that I know of.

    "Fresh" dates (they're still wrinkly) can be got from the date vendor at the Saturday morning market across from UCI (behind In-N-Out at Campus and Bridge Sts.)

    1. fresh dates are also available at the Saturday farmers' market in Pasadena.

      1. Pretty much every farmers market I go to has someone selling dates. That would include the Hollywood, Santa Monica, Alhambra, and Venice markets. There are even a few varieties to choose from.

        1. kind of depends on what you mean by "fresh". not to get all pedantic, but the dates in the market right now are dried. truly fresh dates are available only for a fairly short period in August-September.

          1. Thanks everyone,

            I'm looking for the dates that FED is talking about. I wasn't sure if it was the season yet but I remembered seeing them around before.

            I'll have to check out the mitsuwa in Costa Mesa for that sugarcan juice too.