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jb1979 Mar 12, 2008 06:27 PM

Wondering if anyone knows where to find wild strawberries -- the little ones with a concentrated strawberry flavor, as opposed to the big ones at most of the farmers markets without much flavor at all. Thanks!

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  1. notmartha Mar 12, 2008 08:35 PM

    I saw and got them at Whole Foods last summer. But to be honest they don't taste like the ones I got in Paris. It has a strawberry flavor, but the texture can only be described as mushy.

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      AquaW Mar 12, 2008 10:36 PM

      Foodblogger Erin (back when she lived in LA) found some @ Hollywood Farmers Market: http://erinskitchen.blogspot.com/2006/10/fraises-du-bois.html

      ~H.C.
      http://la-oc-foodie.blogspot.com

      1. Das Ubergeek Mar 12, 2008 10:43 PM

        You'll find them at the berry vendor at the Studio City FM when they're in season (soonish).

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          FED Mar 13, 2008 09:06 AM

          they are tough to find ... they're so delicate they don't ship at all (and, ahem, the texture of strawberries is supposed to be mushy, not crisp). best bet for the best berries is probably Jerry Rutiz at several farmers markets. get there early.

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            notmartha Mar 13, 2008 12:26 PM

            I am not looking for crisp, but the ones I had in Paris was not THAT mushy.

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            bad nono Mar 13, 2008 10:00 AM

            I confirm the Hollywood Farmer's market, but only in season...3 or 4 more months to go.
            They are surprisingly easy to grow from seed.

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              Jason_Coulston Mar 13, 2008 12:28 PM

              We found them last season at at least two vendors at the Santa Monica Wednesday market. They have such a great flavor. Like strawberry-flavored Pez.

              R. Jason Coulston

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              slacker Mar 13, 2008 01:07 PM

              I had the most incredible, sweet, gems of wild strawberries at the grand opening of the Circuit City in Glendale, years ago. It's true! I've never found them since. There is a guy who sells at both the Santa Monica and Alhambra farmers markets who has them (found him from searching here awhile back), he was supposed to save me a couple of boxes at the Alhambra fm, but he didn't, and so I never tried his. He grows them in City if Industry (!).

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