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MSP - Honeycrisp apples?

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  • joshi Feb 22, 2008 07:11 AM
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My local grocery store (Cub) was selling Honeycrisp apples about 3 wks ago... I don't go to Cub often (I shop mostly at the co-op), but every time I've gone back, they've had every apple variety but the elusive HC. I've been eating Fuji apples in the meantime, but it just isn't the same. Until I ate a HC, I never knew that getting to the end of an apple could make me sad.

I live in Northfield but am willing to drive a bit. Any ideas?

Thanks in advance.

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  1. I wonder if they're out of season, now, at least for the locally grown ones as they didn't have them at Mississippi Market yesterday either.

    ~TDQ

    1. They are a seasonal delight-
      just like fresh sweet corn... you'll have to wait :)

      Try a Keepsake-they can still be had locally

      1. Sept-Oct only, typically

        1. i wonder where cub was getting their honeycrisps from a month ago-- these apples almost certainly would not be local at this time of the year.

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          1. re: soupkitten

            Likely Washington state. Our little apple has grown up and is now being grown in other places. Lunds had Washington Honeycrisps in January. They may still have them, but I haven't checked since then.

            1. re: Orange Julius

              Yes, I think the stickers on the apples that I ate indicated a Washington origin.

              I'll check out the Lunds... and this Keepsake variety. Thanks, all!

          2. I asked the Produce guy at Kolwalski's back in January and he said the supply was done for the year.

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            1. re: yummers612

              Weird. I swear I saw them at Kowalski's 2 weeks ago. If I see them this weekend I'll let you know.

              1. re: reannd

                Are you sure they were local two weeks ago? I think the supply of locally raised honeycrisp is done for the year, but, as OJ says above, they are still bringing them in from other (copycatters!) states...

                ~TDQ

                1. re: The Dairy Queen

                  oh come on, the honeycrisp is too awesome to keep to ourselves-- or to even think that we could, once its deliciousness became more widely known. . .

                  *sigh* my mom sold bags of honeycrisps at the university arboretum before the apple was named, all it had was a number back then, now it's all famous, like a hometown rock-star. . .

            2. Whole Foods in Saint Paul (Grand and Fairview) had some this week.

              From Washington

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              1. re: St Paul Susie

                I went there today and picked up 2 bags of miniature, delicious Honeycrisps! (They are from Washington.)

                Yum... Apple heaven...

              2. I'm not aware of any Meijer stores in the MSP area. Anyone seen any??

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                1. re: KTFoley

                  I'm not personally familiar with Meijer stores, but there are apparently 181 of them in MI, IL, IN, KY & OH. http://www.meijer.com/custserv/store_... But, are these even grocery stores?

                  ~TDQ

                  1. re: The Dairy Queen

                    yes indeed--Meijer has everything except decent meat.

                2. Hy-vee North in Rochester, MN has them - probably from Pepin Heights in Lake City.

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                  1. re: chefschmitty

                    Really? Still? I'm not even seeing any Pepin Heights cider right in the MSP co-ops anymore -- and no local apples to speak of -- so I had thought they were done for the season.

                    Local honeycrisps are a real delight.

                  2. I absolutely saw them at SuperTarget in Edina at 4pm Friday. They are not organic, not local, but they are there.. facing the middle of the produce section.

                    1. We've split a post about storage of Honeycrisp apples to the General Chowhounding Topics board. Please continue that part of the discussion over there http://www.chowhound.com/topics/492719 and limit your comments in this thread to local sources of apples. Thank you!