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Blueberries - where to buy now, who has the best?

Its almost the 4th of July and I have great cherries, strawberries, raspberries, peaches, watermelon and even figs but any decent blueberries anywhere that won't break the bank? Been to WF, Fresh&Easy, Jons, Pavilions. Love to have some. Maybe I'm just impatient but that "blue" really does it on the 4th.

Thanks!

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  1. Have you checked Costco? They usually have them and the price is normally good. What about Marina Farms on Centinela near Jefferson? They probably have them but the price may not be any better than what you've found so far.

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    1. re: Servorg

      I got some super sweet ones at Whole Foods a few weeks ago. Way better than Costco's or some of the others. Truly sweet.- I'd insist on a taste first!

      1. re: compucook

        I agree about Whole Foods having great blueberries. It's just the OP said that they wanted suggestions for places that they hadn't already considered them at and decided they were too expensive.

    2. Your local farmers' market. If you're in SM or Irvine tomorrow morning they'll have them there -- Irvine has not one but three growers of blueberries. California's blueberry acreage has skyrocketed as folks have bred high-bush varieties that can stand our parching summers, and while the results are not going to give Maine or New Jersey a run for the money anytime soon (low-bush berries are sweeter and more fragile than high-bush), they're pretty good and at a going rate of $8 a pound, not so expensive you can't indulge.

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      1. re: Das Ubergeek

        Thanks for the suggestions this far! My FM is Sunday here in Hollywood and I guess I am impatient, since my normal haunts are charging up to $5 for a mediocre 8oz clamshell.

        DU you are spot on about the California berries. Its an exciting prospect and I can't wait. I've been reading about the yield and considering how new it is in relative terms its very exciting for us. In the meantime unless I make a score either later tonight while I am picking up a few last minute things or tomorrow am - I'll make it a blue Sunday! Happy 4th all!

        Thanks!

        1. re: foodforus

          Foodforus-
          I was at Farm Boy Sherman Oaks the other day and picked up Driscolls for 2.99$. They were hugely plump, fresh and very blueberry. I loved 'em. http://ofarmboy.com/default.aspx Now, they have two kinds, the regular, small variety for less $ and the Driscolls extra plump. How 'bout the Overland location??

          If you want to take a drive, Underwood Family Farms in Moorpark has pick 'ur own blueberries or you can buy from their market but, I looked today and the package was 3.75$!! Check out Farm Boy, I was very pleased. Happy 4th! http://www.underwoodfamilyfarms.com/

      2. reasonable, but not exceptional, sweetness, at a great price: the 99cent store.
        the one on lincoln and rose in venice had them today.

        1. There are several local vendors at the Hollywoof FM. Only a single vendor is certified organic. (Worth listening to the recent Good Food show to find out why).

          The organic blueberries have been superb the last few weeks. Equal to anything I have had on the East Coast, in Maine, or wild.

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          1. re: JudiAU

            I've found excellent berries at both Trader Joe's and Costcos. Costcos seemed to be a bit more perfect , quality wise, but the prices were a deal too.

          2. I waited until now. It was only today that I found a great bargain on good quality blueberries. Whole Foods in Weho has 18oz packages from Curry and Co. for $3.99. They aren't local but from Oregon, so far yummy.