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MSP - Honeycrisp apples?

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joshi Feb 22, 2008 07:11 AM

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. The Dairy Queen RE: joshi Feb 22, 2008 07:23 AM

    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. 67.p.car RE: joshi Feb 22, 2008 07:25 AM

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

      Try a Keepsake-they can still be had locally

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        mplsmike RE: joshi Feb 22, 2008 08:26 AM

        Sept-Oct only, typically

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          soupkitten RE: joshi Feb 22, 2008 08:38 AM

          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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            Orange Julius RE: soupkitten Feb 22, 2008 09:35 AM

            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.

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              joshi RE: Orange Julius Feb 22, 2008 11:27 AM

              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!

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            yummers612 RE: joshi Feb 22, 2008 11:33 AM

            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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              reannd RE: yummers612 Feb 22, 2008 11:45 AM

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

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                The Dairy Queen RE: reannd Feb 22, 2008 11:53 AM

                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

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                  soupkitten RE: The Dairy Queen Feb 22, 2008 12:00 PM

                  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. . .

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              St Paul Susie RE: joshi Feb 22, 2008 02:14 PM

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

              From Washington

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                joshi RE: St Paul Susie Feb 23, 2008 05:54 PM

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

                Yum... Apple heaven...

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                KTFoley RE: chris in illinois Feb 22, 2008 08:03 PM

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

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                  The Dairy Queen RE: KTFoley Feb 23, 2008 01:36 AM

                  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

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                    coney with everything RE: The Dairy Queen Feb 24, 2008 04:17 AM

                    yes indeed--Meijer has everything except decent meat.

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                  chefschmitty RE: joshi Feb 22, 2008 07:16 PM

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

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                    KTFoley RE: chefschmitty Feb 22, 2008 08:02 PM

                    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.

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                    reannd RE: joshi Feb 23, 2008 04:25 AM

                    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. The Chowhound Team RE: joshi Feb 24, 2008 03:45 AM

                      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!

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