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Where can I find fresh quince in the bay area?

I am looking to acquire and cook with fresh (preferably organic and sustainably farmed) quince. I'd prefer if I could find it in SF, but am willing to drive in the bay area. Has anyone seen it, and if so, Where?

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  1. Apple Farm --Ferry Plaza. I am sure there must be other people who are also selling it.

    1. Well farmers' markets, but I have seen them this past week at Real Foods on Polk.

      I was in Polk Street Produce [at Pine] this week and they may have had them, but I was more interested in plums and apples [he had MacIntosh!]. The store carries both organic and non, and the proprietor likes to talk fruit and veggies.

      1. There were a few stands that had them at the Alemany Farmer's Market last week. Probably will still be there this week too.

        Last week at the Alemany Farmer's Market I also saw fresh rambutan and jackfruit! Both pretty expensive, grown in Palmdale....I didn't try any, but it's cool to see these fruits being grown in CA.

        1. I saw some at the Heart of the City Farmers Market this past Wednesday...not sure about organic and sustainably farmed though.

          1. Berkeley Bowl. Also try your nearest Chinatown.

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            1. re: Louise

              B Bowl has had quince for some weeks now -- $0.69 per pound, sometimes $0.89, also organic for about twice that.
              A few weeks ago I bought Chinese quince (at BB), $1.69 per pound, not sure if they still have it. It was grown in Berkeley! When cooked it resembled regular quince -- had an interesting flavor.

            2. How many you need? I have some in my garden. Totally organic and sustainably farmed as I haven't done a thing with the bush in years. My neighbor made quince jam. If you want them, I'll go check on them but I can see them gleaming yellow in the thorns.

              1. saw it yesterday at Bi-rite

                1. Anyone seen any organic quince recently? Thinking of making a trip to the Ferry building this saturday, but if there's an easier way to get it...

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                  1. re: cyntaur

                    Berkeley Bowl organic section.

                    1. re: cyntaur

                      Organic quince has been on sale for $1.98/lb. (IIRC) lately at Alameda Natural Grocery.

                      1. re: cyntaur

                        Civic Center farmer market.
                        (Although not everything is certified organic there)