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swissmissy Aug 2, 2009 12:59 PM

Just picked some up from Longo's. YUM! So tiny and sweet.

  1. Charles Yu Aug 2, 2009 02:12 PM

    Saw them as well but refrained from buying since St. Lawrence farmers market have them at ''SAME PRICE BUT DOUBLE THE QUANTITY'!!!

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      swissmissy Aug 2, 2009 02:24 PM

      I know...I know.... but I'm up in Thornhill with the 2 kids and travelling to the St. Lawrence market would have been a huge pain in the you know what :-) I paid too much... but I couldn't resist. They're my favorite summer treat!

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        flying101 Aug 2, 2009 03:48 PM

        Every try to price compare Sue's Fruit Market in thornhill?
        They carried wild Ontario berries as well. To be honest I don't remember the price when I picked them up. They could charge more then Longo's, but you never know.

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          OTFOODIE Aug 3, 2009 10:52 AM

          Where's Sue's?

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            flying101 Aug 3, 2009 11:47 AM

            I like the shop, very friendly staff

            Sue's Thornhill Fruit Market
            7241 Bathurst Street
            Thornhill, ON L4J 3W1
            (905) 731-2132

            just at the plaza at bathurst and chabad gate (in between steeles and clark ave)

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              SMOG Aug 4, 2009 08:45 AM

              Sue's does have great stuff, but you're often paying incredibly high prices (in some cases, the highest I've seen in the city). Some stuff is reasonable, some not.

              I find the most reasonable prices to be at the Village Market on Sat mornings. Not sure if he's got some now, but I'd say it's a safe bet that he does.

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                OTFOODIE Aug 4, 2009 09:03 AM

                Price Comparison:

                Longo's: $7.99 for 280g = $2.85/100g
                Sue's: $9.99 for 340 g = $2.94/100g

                Not a significant difference on this item.

                BTW, I bought at Sue's, since it wasn't worth the trip back to Longo's.

        2. re: swissmissy
          Charles Yu Aug 2, 2009 04:24 PM

          Why not try out the Farmers Market at Hillcrest Mall on Wednesday? They should have it, if not you can always pick up some other fresh local fruits and veggies!

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            swissmissy Aug 3, 2009 05:15 AM

            I had no idea they has a Farmers Market at Hillcrest mall! Thanks Charles...I'll definitely check it out :)

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              Charles Yu Aug 5, 2009 04:11 PM

              Went there this morning. Picked up some at $7.95 a pint. Also, Ontario apricots were great too!

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                swissmissy Aug 6, 2009 05:59 AM

                I got some too... and a bunch of other yummy stuff. I still don't believe I didn't know about the Hillcrest Farmers Market until this week!

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        mramage Aug 4, 2009 02:35 PM

        Saw them at the Fairview Mall Farmer's Market today (Tues/Fri 10-6) - they were $8.75 a pint which is more then St.L at $7.50-8.00 but may be more convienent if you live in the area.

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          Arcadiaseeker Aug 4, 2009 04:31 PM

          Badali's on Bayview has them for $7.99 -- they are divine.

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            Royaljelly Aug 5, 2009 05:59 PM

            where is the Fairview mall market located? and do you know how long it will run till? Couldn't find anything from their useless website.

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              mramage Aug 6, 2009 06:20 AM

              It is at the Don Mills subway station entrance on the south side of the mall, which is at Don Mills and Sheppard at the 404.

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            julesrules Aug 10, 2009 06:43 AM

            They are $3.99 to $4.99 a pint at the Danforth/Logan fruit triangle ($4.99 at Fruit Valley gets you a fuller pint than next door).

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              Tatai Aug 10, 2009 09:47 AM

              Sounds too cheap to be the tiny, sought-after "wild' blueberries. Are these little or fat ones?

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                Sooeygun Aug 10, 2009 12:55 PM

                I agree. That price sounds too good to be true. The cheapest I have seen them so far was $7.50 per pint at the city hall farmer's market. A little cheaper by the 1.5 litre basket, which is what I got and made a small batch of jam...yum!

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                  swissmissy Aug 10, 2009 01:12 PM

                  I just got them at the Thornhill Farmers Market for $5.99 over the weekend. Super small and sweet...hoping for more next weekend.

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                  julesrules Aug 11, 2009 06:52 AM

                  They're little. I do know the difference. The $3.99 pints are not actually full, maybe 3/4. The prices in general are very cheap at these stores, I can't really buy produce anywhere else anymore. The quality is fine too.

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                  Charles Yu Aug 10, 2009 04:02 PM

                  They are getting cheaper now. Got 1 pint from Michael Angelos for $5.99

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