i'm planning and end-of-season fruit themed party for a large group and am wondering if you have any leads for fruit purveyors who carry rare and unusual fruit in nyc.
i intend to check out c-town, manhattan fruit exchange, and fairway/garden of eden/balducci's/amish/other gourmet stores for their selection.
i am hoping to have the most gorgeous spread of fresh and dried fruit (and some creative preparations) possible for this late date in the summer fruit season.
i am also planning a pretty party favor which involves gooseberries. i've been buying multi-colored ones, the really special dessert ones wrapped in paper skins, from varoius farmer's markets. are they still around?
thanks for your help -- i want this to be really special.
I would try Fantasy Fruit Farms, Union Square Greenmarket and other Greenmarkets around town.
There's a schedule on their site, not sure how up to date it is.
I saw them a few weeks ago, not sure if they still have gooseberries available. Perhaps give them a call?
I found gooseberries earlier in the summer at a small farmers market at 106th and Central Park West on a Saturday morning.