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Apr 2, 2008 02:10 PM

does anyone know when the next village imports/made in france warehouse sale is?

Just wondering. Thanks.

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    I haven't gotten one for the next sale yet.

    6 Replies
    1. re: Robert Lauriston

      I got my notice yesterday -- it's next weekend, the 11th and 12th.

      1. re: Joan Kureczka

        Yep. 2-6 Friday, 8:30-1:30 Saturday.

        Village Imports
        211 S Hill Dr, Brisbane, CA

        1. re: Robert Lauriston

          Can anyone go to this or do you have to be on their list?
          anything you would report as a must have?

          1. re: Dana B

            Open to the public, but being on the list helps keep you apprised of the sales. As far as I know, they don't sell e-mail addresses to third parties, so I'd recommend signing up.

            1. re: Dana B

              French yogurts, Explorateur French cheese.

              1. re: Dana B

                I get cornichones there by the case (pickled without sugar--crucial), love the Moutarderie Fallot mustards (high quality raw ingredients, not cut with excess vinegar, the real Dijon to which most others only aspire), buy Valhrona chocolate in bulk for baking, get Petite Suisse yogurts when in stock but pass on most of their other cheese which is available elsewhere for less, hazlenut and walnut oil for salads, frozen sausage for busy week nights when the fridge is empty, and Verjus.

                They also have sour cherries in jars (Montmorency?), but they're pretty expensive.

                I just picked up some Chardonnay Verjus from Navarro Vineyards up in Anderson Valley, so I'll have to compare the local stuff with the imported french stuff. They're both around $10 for a 750 ml bottle.

        2. Have there been any sales since European Imports purchased Village Imports - Made in France?

          I don't get the e-mail notices any longer and I'm guessing that this gourmet retail resource is now gone.

          4 Replies
          1. re: Paul H

            Good question, Paul -- the last e-mail I got was in May...

            1. re: Carrie 218

              I work for a business directly next to them. And I have not seen any evidence of their monthly sales in at least five months.

            2. re: Paul H

              Just rec'd this:

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              1. re: Melanie Wong

                Got the same thing myself, after pencilwhipping the numbers it seems like my shopping there is over. The retail prices are jacked up to the point that the discount brings them just about down to street prices. I understand the dollar is making it difficult to import things, but the Fabrique Delices line is from Hayward.

                Add the dubious shipping discount (yogurts shipped and charged separately, glass surcharge), $120 minimum and I'm just not sure there is anything there I couldn't live without.

                1. re: samyskin

                  Closed? I guess those trucks that go out of their warehouse everyday are just a mirage. For the people who are interested, why not call them and find out exactly what is going on?

                  (415) 562-1120

                  1. re: chipman

                    Made in France and Village imports used to be the same company they sold (1/4 to the dollar) to a bigger company that does not do business with the general public and they do not carry the same line of products anymore so if you ask about Village import, it does not exist anymore!!