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eoj Jul 6, 2008 10:55 AM

Where can I find gooseberries in Montreal?

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    maisonbistro Jul 6, 2008 11:42 AM

    I have seen them often at the JTM and sometimes at Atwater.

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      emerilcantcook Jul 6, 2008 12:55 PM

      One of the center row stands that exclusively sell berries at JTM always has them, of course in season.

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      1. re: emerilcantcook
        english muffin Jul 6, 2008 01:43 PM

        and considering the season is about 3 weeks long good luck! It depends what you need them for, as I've resorted to buying them bottled for a gooseberry & elderflower ice-cream, and a gooseberry fool. I found them at the hungarian butcher (!) on St Laurent, called Fairmount- near La Vielle Europe. Obviously they are sweeter than fresh ones as they are in syrup, but I find them so tart anyway you often have to add sugar. It's also a cheaper alternative...

        1. re: emerilcantcook
          moh Jul 6, 2008 02:00 PM

          Gooseberry season should be here very soon. Will try to report as soon as I see them at Jean-Talon, and maybe other Chowhounds could try to do the same. Fresh gooseberries are so beautiful.

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            swissfoodie Jul 6, 2008 02:11 PM

            They have them at the Atwater market - since last week.

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          BLM Jul 6, 2008 05:18 PM

          You can start gooseberry picking at Quinn Farm in Ile Perrot beginning next week http://www.quinnfarm.qc.ca/index-e.html

          1. afoodyear Jul 6, 2008 06:44 PM

            I saw a whole bunch of them at JTM yesterday (Saturday) at one stand specializing in berries.

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