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Need Sour Cherry in LA area ASAP..

Dayote Jun 27, 2008 08:00 PM


I need about 20 pounds of sour cherries from anywhere in the Southern Cal area.

Please let me know of any farmers markets or stores and price if you could. I need sour not sweet and they have to fresh not froze.

Thanks a ton,


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    epop RE: Dayote Jun 28, 2008 10:32 AM

    check any Persian market

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      Professor Salt RE: epop Jun 28, 2008 11:36 AM

      Exactly right. Tell us where you are and maybe we can help narrow it down.

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        WheresTheGrub RE: epop Jun 28, 2008 11:42 AM

        Persian market....the one I know would be Valley Produce on Vanowen, just east of Reseda Blvd.

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        Dayote RE: Dayote Jun 28, 2008 12:34 PM

        Hey All,

        I'm by Santa Clarita. I really wanted to go to a farmers market. I kinda of wanted to get them fresh from the farmer. I don't mind driving anywhere to get them.

        If I have to get them from a market I will. Any listing or post would be great.

        Also how much do they run a pound??

        Thanks a ton,


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          Das Ubergeek RE: Dayote Jun 29, 2008 06:58 AM

          I can count on one hand the number of times I've seen sour cherries at a farmers' market here in LA. They simply aren't available, and on those rare occasions they DO come, they're usually at the big ones (SM Wed, Hollywood Sun) and never in the kinds of quantities you're asking for.

          There's a pick-your-own in Leona Valley...

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            Dayote RE: Das Ubergeek Jun 29, 2008 08:40 AM

            Thanks to all,

            I make a lot of cherry cobbler and will make pies. 20 lbs is really not that much after you pit them.


            I will go to some of the farmers market you talked about. How much do they run a pound?

            Thanks a ton,


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              Das Ubergeek RE: Dayote Jun 29, 2008 09:55 AM

              I couldn't tell you -- and they're only available for two or three weeks a year. Really, your best bet is a Persian market.

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                Dayote RE: Das Ubergeek Jul 1, 2008 10:38 PM

                Now at the persian markets are they grown in california or are they from the mid west.

                Also how much are they a pound?

                Thanks a ton

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          raspie RE: Dayote Jul 2, 2008 12:10 AM

          I know they're in full bloom on the East Coast right now. Dad was picking them off the tree yesterday... no joke... But I have yet to see them on the West and it's heart breaking cos they're the best... I'm so craving...

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            Dayote RE: Dayote Jul 2, 2008 07:08 PM

            Ya I really like them too.

            I was really hoping to find them at a farmers market.

            I guess I'll just have to call around to persian markets.

            Thanks a ton,

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              Anyuta RE: Dayote Aug 9, 2008 11:08 AM

              you can find sour cherries (fresh) priced at $7.00 per box at Narek Armenian grocery store in Hollywood (and Wilton) and at $9.00 at Shalom (Russian supermarket) on Sunset and Poinsettia (across from Ralph's).

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