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Just bought a couple of quarts at the Tucker Square (Lincoln Center) Greenmarket. He didn't have a whole lot and I bought about 10% of his supply. But they're in . . . and they're wonderful.

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  1. Several vendors had them at Union Square this morning as well. I also bought zucchini flowers for the first time this summer, that I'm going to fry for lunch. Other purchases: peas, cheese from 3-Corners Farm (they've been away for a while), duck breast, baby arugula, lard for biscuits, eggs .... Lots of blueberries/raspberries/strawberries, in addition to many kinds of cherries.

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    1. re: MMRuth

      Tristars are at Berries Treasures, too! Up near Broadway almost to the end of the market. I know they are there on Wednesdays and Fridays. Not sure about Saturdays. On the small side as they had lots of rain/hail recently, but juicy and delicious.

      I bought some gorgeous Rainier cherries, yesterday, though.

      1. re: kathryn

        Went to the Greenmarket shortly after reading this thread -- ended up with some regular strawberries from Hodgson's ($5), black raspberries from Caradonna ($4), shell peas from Mignorellie's Farm ($3/lb), NJ blueberries (I forget where but I want to say S&SO), and Ronnybrook milk. No Berried Treasures on Saturdays, so no Tristars. Alas.

        1. re: kathryn

          I actually don't know what Tristars are - will have to look them up - one vendor had some quite small cherry ones that were yellowish red - but were a bit sour for me - do people eat these or cook with them?

          I should remember more about who I actually buy from.

          1. re: MMRuth

            The yellowish-red cherries are Queen Anne cherries. I usually hear them referred to as Rainier cherries. They are quite delicious when fully ripe. I don't think the ones I got on Friday are there yet though.

            Tristar strawberries are tiny, delicious strawberries that are a far cry from what you'd get at the supermarket. It's a cross between a conventional strawberry and a wild strawberry. They are very juicy and sweet, so sweet that you don't really need to add sugar if you're cooking with them.

            http://query.nytimes.com/gst/fullpage...

    2. The sour cherries are good ... gooseberrys are also in.
      I picked up favas and zucchini blossoms (is it me, or doesn't this seem early?) last week