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Mar 8, 2009 08:37 PM

where can I get key limes?

Hello all, I'm looking to make a key lime pie and was wondering if anyone knew of a place I could get the fruit? I've tried my area Trader Joe's, Shaw's, and Whole Foods all with no luck.

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  1. One of the Haymarket vendors was selling them last weekend--2 bags for $3, I think. No assurance that they'll be back this weekend, of course, but might be worth a try if you don't find them elsewhere.

    1. I've seen them at Russo's. May want to try your luck there..

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      1. re: andieb

        I saw them at Russo's last week.. along with Meyer lemons and many other more unique kinds of citrus that aren't usually available (nor reasonably priced) at Shaws, etc

        1. re: marilees

          Russo's, which was absolutely insane, had them yesterday.

          1. re: tallullah

            It's getting more than a little out of control - getting so that one of us has to get in line immediately and one does the shopping - so no more mention of it on the board, please.

            1. re: Bob Dobalina

              My brother told me that Wilson Farms is always a zoo when he goes- but I tend to go on Saturday am before 10 am, and am in and okut in no time. Wonder if Russos is the same.

              1. re: macca

                we usually have to hit Russo's on Sunday and if you get there before 9:30-10:00 it is not so bad. Was there yesterday around 12:00 and it was a n absolute zoo.

                I did see Key Limes there as well.

                1. re: ScoobieSnack

                  They obviously need to open a second location - I would love to see them go into the "Trader Joe's" spot at the Alewife development, if not only for my personal selfish needs but to really stick it to the stick-up artists on the other side of the street.

              2. re: Bob Dobalina

                If only my SO would actually go with me! He'll only set foot in there if a threat has been issued. I ended up leaving my cart in one spot and going on mini missions.

        2. Wilson FArms had them a few weeks ago.

          1. Market Basket in Somerville had them yesterday.

            1. I'm pretty sure I saw them, believe it or not, at the Stop and Shop in Allston on Friday...