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Dec 15, 2008 02:44 PM

I want to buy some quince!

Anyone have a grocery store or ethnic food market near them that is still selling quince? My favorite grocery store, Dean's Produce in Millbrae, had them up until a month or so ago, at which point they told me that the season's over -- I'm no quince-grower, but I think the season goes a few months yet, and as I'm hoping to make some quince jam for stocking-stuffers, I'd love it if some other 'hounds could hook me up with a recent quince-sighting around the city.... (Ideally I'd like to find them at a small ethnic food store, and not some schnazzyfazzy market -- but given that I'm not finding them anywhere, I'll take any suggestions you have... thanks!)

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  1. Sorry. I'm looking out the window at my fruit-less almost-leafless tree. Quinces do store well, but even so I doubt you'll find any. Maybe use apples instead?

    1. Last week (12/6) they still had them at Alemany Farmer's Market.

      Kuk Jea Market
      2350 Junipero Serra Blvd, Daly City, CA

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      1. re: Dave MP

        Dave, is the Alemany Farmer's Market different from Kuk Jea? I ask because I called Kuk Jea, and they said they didn't carry them (I even had a friend ask in Korean, because they didn't know what I was talking about when I asked about quince)... Still searching....

        1. re: uberslop

          Oops. Yes, totally different.

          I had tagged Kuk Jea since I thought I had seen them there....but then I deleted that part of the post, but I guess I forgot to untag it. Sorry for the confusion.

          Alemany Farmer's Market is the Saturday market in SF.

      2. Sorry but I saw them at Frog Hollow at the "schnazzyfazzy market " at Ferry Plaza last Saturday.

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        1. re: wally

          Don't get me wrong, Wally -- I'm a hardcore shnazzyfazzyphile. But I'm thinking bulk here, and am front-ending this stuff with enough sugar to kill a horse, so am thinking the Ferry's finest might be more than I need.... Thanks, though.

        2. A couple days ago I saw a huge pile of them at Monterey Market in Berkeley. Hopefully, someone closer will show up.

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            1. re: gordon wing

              Monterey Foods
              1550 Hopkins St, Berkeley, CA 94707, USA

              Monterey Foods
              1550 Hopkins St, Berkeley, CA 94707

          1. I've seen pineapple quince at Bi-Rite within the past week.