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Jun 16, 2007 01:09 PM

Did Blenheim apricot season start?

Calendar tells me now is the time for Blenheim apricots. Has anyone seen them this year at any farmer's markets? Which ones? I used to get them at Santa Monica Wednesday market for the few weeks they were in season, but now changed jobs and can't make it there Wednesdays. Any suggestions for a weekend market would be great. I am hoping Sunday Hollywood has them

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  1. A coworker brought in some from the Culver City FM this past week. I hear they were good, I didn't try them. CCFM is Tuesday afternoons, on Main St.

    1. Looked last week at the Hollywood FM, but didn't see them. (Was there pretty early though, so maybe I missed them.) Will check again tomorrow and report back.

      1. they come from different areas, so season varies a little. mike cirone at the SM market, who has some of the best, says his are still a couple of weeks away. He farms up near SLO. There are also some old trees around Ojai that could come in early.

        1. In Santa Barbara, they're coming in this week.

          I'm just pulled my last jar of apricot jam out of the hot water bath... it's a great season for stone fruits. Of course, my jam was made with Cots, not Blenheim. There will need to be another round of jamming when the Blenheims roll into town.

          1. Yes. Flora Bella farms had them last week at the HFM. James expects them to last a few more weeks. Excellent pie in the freezer.

            On a related note, the boysenberry season has also started. Perfect.

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            1. re: JudiAU

              they're ending soon,actually.