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Aug 2, 2009 12:59 PM

Ontario Wild Blueberries

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

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  1. 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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    1. re: Charles Yu

      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!

      1. re: swissmissy

        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.

          1. re: OTFOODIE

            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)

            1. re: flying101

              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.

              1. re: SMOG

                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.

        1. re: swissmissy

          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!

          1. re: Charles Yu

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

            1. re: swissmissy

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

              1. re: Charles Yu

                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!

      2. 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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        1. re: mramage

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

          1. re: mramage

            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.

            1. re: Royaljelly

              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.

          2. 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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            1. re: julesrules

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

              1. re: Tatai

                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!

                1. re: Sooeygun

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

                2. re: Tatai

                  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.

                3. re: julesrules

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

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