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Mar 28, 2009 05:38 AM

fresh dried fruit??

i love fresh dried fruit (like the kind you can get at the big fresh food markets around europe) -- anywhere around boston that has fresh dried fruit to get?

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  1. Try Fastachi on Mt Auburn St in Watertown-- great nuts, dried fruit, etc.

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    1. re: newhound

      thanks! i went to the website and it looks wonderful - i will definitely try this place.

      1. re: jmf2188

        Trader Joe's has it too. Not in bulk bins but pre-packaged.

      2. re: newhound

        Any word on non-sulphur-dioxided fruits here? I get wheezy.

        1. re: enhF94

          TJ's has some unsulphured varieties.

      3. Trader Joe's hasn't carried my favorite, dried pears, in years. For a while I'd find them now and then in smaller supermarkets and some larger ones, but they stopped, too. I found, which grows its Bartletts and other fruits and nuts in California. I've been getting their dried fruit every few months for about 3 years now. Pears, apricots, cherries, white nectarines, peaches....all are fantastically large and moist. I cannot imagine a better quality dried fruit.

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        1. re: greygarious

          yum thanks! this place sounds great!

          1. re: jmf2188

            fastachi is wonderful and what they don't have Arax or Severn's might. Can't go wrong shopping in this area: stop at La Romagnoli and get some fresh pasta too.

          2. re: greygarious

            Apricot King is great and the apricots are low sulfur. I used to purchase directly from them when I lived in CA, and now I will mail order from them.