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Green Ripe Olives

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NewCanuck Dec 13, 2007 05:34 AM

I am looking for a green ripe olive. Basically, they are green with black spots, presumably harvested at the time the olive is beginning to ripen. These olives are incredible, having almost a buttery taste. The brand I have had in the past is made by Lindsay Olive, a California company. I do not want to pay shipping from the states on olives....any place I can get something like this? I have been all over St. Lawrence Market and haven't found anything that looks similar. Does anyone have any other suggestions?

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    wontonfm RE: NewCanuck Dec 13, 2007 05:42 AM

    I saw them in Fortino's at Lawrence/Allen a few months ago. Maybe back in September/October. Not sure if they still have them or if it's still the season.

    Kensington Market or some of the grocers in Little Italy may be able to help you.

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      NewCanuck RE: NewCanuck Apr 22, 2008 02:56 PM

      Hmmm...I still haven't seen these anywhere. Anyone have any info?

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        whattodo RE: NewCanuck Apr 22, 2008 10:24 PM

        I believe it is a little late in the season to find them. If you wait until October, you can get fresh ones brought in from Italy - San Antonio Fish Market and Loconte Meats (both in Woodvridge) regularly carry them staring in late October.

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