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Bulk dried fruit and nuts?

I'm looking to buy some dried fruit (in particular: cranberries, currants, cherries, orange cranberries) and nuts (almonds) in bulk. I did a little searching and found that people suggested Harvest in Cambridge. Any other suggestions? I looked at a couple of online wholesalers but I they only sell minimums of about 10lbs.

Thanks in advance for the help!

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  1. Might want to check with some of the middle eastern markets in Watertown like Sevan's. There is also a place in the South End called Syrian Grocery & Importing Co. located right next door to Formaggio that might be able to help you out.

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    1. re: Infomaniac

      There is specialty dried fruit and roasted nut place across the street from sevan. i remember that the quality was very good but it was pricey.

      1. re: gourmaniac

        I wish i lived closer but I'll have to check that out next time I'm in Watertown.
        Thanks

        1. re: Infomaniac

          Oh yeah, that place is great--Fastachi? Expensive indeed, though.

          Not exactly "bulk" and not a creative idea, but I find Trader Joe's pretty hard to beat for dried fruits and nuts.

      2. re: Infomaniac

        I had a bad experience with nuts at Sevan this past spring. I bought a whole bunch of nuts to make a trail mix for a long overseas flight. I was in such a rush the night before, I just tossed everything into a bag and threw it in my carry-on. When we decided to dig in, we found rancid nuts!! Yuck! I was so surprised, because everything I've ever had there is really just wonderful.....Just be careful and sample first!

      3. Try Costco.. I frequently buy dried fruit/nuts in bulk there.

        1. Have you checked out Wildoats or a Wholefoods? I always buy my bulk dried fruits and nuts from there and have had great success. The only problem is the cost, which is pretty high... but the quality is great!

          1. Dairy Fresh on Salem Street in the North End has loads of that stuff

            1. I find that Trader Joe has good selection and price. I especially like that they have unsalted nuts.

              1. That list is pretty basic. Costco sells 3lb bags of almonds for maybe $12 and Trader Joe's has the other stuff for less than you'll find it elsewhere.

                1. Trader Joe's prices are great. You may want to try Tropical Foods on Washington Street near Dudley Square. They may not have everything that you are looking for, but the prices are great on their bulk products.