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Jun 28, 2008 05:11 AM

Sour Cherry Alert

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.


    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