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Meyer Lemon source in RI?

dpnpt Jan 24, 2008 11:58 AM

I'm longing for meyer lemons. Anyone know where to buy in RI?

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    ackgourmet Jan 28, 2008 05:41 AM

    Whole Foods sells Meyer Lemons University Store is the best:) They also can be direct ship from Melissas.com a bit pricey BUT if you freeze the zest and juice you will have Meyer lemons year round. I am a private chef so I make great use of the short season Meyers are in by freezing as much as I can. Good luck

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      Moonpie1 Jan 28, 2008 09:23 AM

      Thanks (and to sc2ct also) for the freezing advice. I had wondered if the zest would be any good. I'll zest and squeeze them tonight----unless I just make a big tub of lemon curd w/them and eat it w/a spoon (something I nearly did last night)! I think I'll buy a bunch more and do a big freezing.

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      Moonpie1 Jan 28, 2008 02:41 AM

      I bought some in Whole Foods on N. Main yesterday. Too many, in fact----was making a cake w/lemon curd, lemon syrup, etc.----now wondering if I can freeze them or something.

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        sc2ct Jan 28, 2008 05:31 AM

        I buy a big stash every year and juice/zest then freeze in ice cube trays.

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        sk3 Jan 27, 2008 11:29 AM

        dunno if they have em now but i've purchased them several times in the past at the big dave's mktplace in east greenwich/warwick (opp the movie theaters)

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          cajuntoast Jan 27, 2008 03:42 AM

          I've gotten them at the Stop and Shop on Branch Ave in Providence, but I'm not sure if they have them right now. When I got them they were in a package of 4.

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            celeriac Jan 27, 2008 07:10 AM

            I have to say, I got those prepacked meyer lemons at that store once, and they were terrible. well, maybe not terrible, but they didn't have that distinctive scent and flavor, they just tasted like lemons.

            maybe i just got a bad batch.

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              cajuntoast Jan 27, 2008 01:35 PM

              Oh no! That was truthfully the first time I'd bought them, so I'm probably not a good judge of how they should taste... They weren't quite as sour as lemons.

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            fruitlady Jan 24, 2008 03:41 PM

            Belmont Market in Wakefield has them.

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              celeriac Jan 24, 2008 02:57 PM

              Whole Foods had them , last I was there.

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                harryharry Jan 24, 2008 02:49 PM

                Not quite RI, but maybe give a call to Sid Wainer in New Bedford ( don't have their number) They have a retail outlet and would be most likely to carry meyer lemons.
                If you are planning on cooking a savory dish, there is a jarred product, perserved meyer lemon (its in paste form) made by Restaurant LuLu in SanFrancisco, they should do mail order and most of their products are excellent.

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