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fresh dried fruit??

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jmf2188 Mar 28, 2009 05:38 AM

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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    newhound Mar 28, 2009 05:46 AM

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

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      jmf2188 Mar 28, 2009 08:52 AM

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

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        twentyoystahs Mar 28, 2009 09:01 AM

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

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        enhF94 Jan 8, 2010 03:27 AM

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

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          BobB Jan 9, 2010 11:48 AM

          TJ's has some unsulphured varieties.

      3. greygarious Jan 4, 2010 09:25 AM

        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 www.apricotking.com, 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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          jmf2188 Jan 7, 2010 02:21 PM

          yum thanks! this place sounds great!

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            teezeetoo Jan 7, 2010 05:15 PM

            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.

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            lbfoody Jan 8, 2010 01:17 PM

            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.

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