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maisonbistro Aug 29, 2008 04:21 PM

So, all you of have had 2 weeks on me to scope out the best at the market this season. Just got back from North Carolina, where I fell in love with peaches all over again. OMG -so that's what Kramer was talking about!! But I digress.

I am now in serious need of my yearly corn fix and of course locally grown field tomatoes, heirlooms or not. I need those tomatoes of summer. I need that corn. I need my fix. I'm a corn and tomato junkie....

Anything else I should be aware of?

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    janeh RE: maisonbistro Aug 29, 2008 04:30 PM

    Berries, all kinds of fabulous berries.

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      moh RE: maisonbistro Aug 29, 2008 04:50 PM

      We are near the end of chocolate covered blueberries at Hamel, get some soon.

      Royal figs at Chez Nino are like candy. Get them, a whole palette.

      There are green zebra tomatoes at the organic stand near Atkins' fish, and near Premiere Moisson they have other heirloom tomatoes. But I found last weeks selection of heirlooms occassionally underwhelming.

      Great eggplant everywhere, and nice poblanos.

      Bought a really great large Quebec cantalope, very sweet, very perfumed.

      Have fun!

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        maisonbistro RE: moh Aug 29, 2008 05:13 PM

        Green zebras..... my favourite.

        Oh yeah, had some pretty good cantaloupe on vacation also. Must buy more here.

        Can't wait for Sunday!!!

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        Maximilien RE: maisonbistro Aug 30, 2008 06:21 AM

        earth cherries !! (cerises de terre).

        Unfortunatly, I won't be able to buy some this year and make jam with them.

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          zekesgallery RE: Maximilien Aug 30, 2008 12:12 PM


          The English term is Ground Cherries

        2. bopuc RE: maisonbistro Aug 30, 2008 04:57 PM

          I regaled myself with arugula yesterday, and fresh figs (though I am not sure they are local?)
          I'm going every second day at this point. Love it. :)

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            Campofiorin RE: bopuc Sep 2, 2008 06:20 AM

            Local figs are pretty unlikely in Montreal. Earlier this summer they were from California and these days days they're from Greece.

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