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Aug 6, 2009 06:33 AM
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Where to find frozen tart cherries in MSP?

I recently visited my sister in Milwaukee and she had a large container of frozen tart cherries from Door County's Seaquist Orchards. I'm kicking myself now that I didn't buy some while I was there because I want to use some for canning.

Has anyone seen these frozen tubs of tart cherries at any Twin Cities stores? Or even seen fresh tart cherries for sale anywhere? It seems like I see WI Bing and Rainier cherries but I assume those are both considered sweet varieties.

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  1. A thread from last year suggests to me that there may not be a local source: http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/543017

    There were several mail-order sources suggested in the thread.

    Perhaps someone has an update.

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    1. re: bob s

      Thanks for the link, Bob! Who knew they'd be so tricky to get here, when you can buy huge frozen buckets of them in WI. I'll keep looking...

    2. I know I've seen them frozen at Kowalskis in the past. Definitely Door County sour cherries. Haven't looked there for them recently.

      But these are relatively small bags, not big tubs.

      Looks like that web site Earthy.com will ship fresh ones in 3 pound lots starting August 10. A bit pricey but . . . .

      1. I bought some from Seward last week. fresh, from WI.

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        1. re: getgot211

          Seward didn't have any this weekend. Mississippi Market had those small packages, not too many, I bought most of em.

          made some jam and ice cream. put the rest in vodka.

        2. I've seen frozen Door County tart cherries at Seward. And if you want another way to consume your cherries, try the tart cherry juice in jars at Local D'Lish. I've become addicted to the stuff.

          Anne

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          1. re: AnneInMpls

            P.S. I bought the last jar of cherry juice tonight from Local D'Lish. They say they'll have more next week. But if you're there looking this weekend, it's not a wasted trip - pick up some of those wonderful Nicole's Crackers!

            Anne

          2. saw some fresh tart "pie" cherries at mill city farmer's market last year. not yet, this year. iirc, expensive :(

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            1. re: soupkitten

              'cherries' are listed on the 'Produce Planner' on the site but I didn't see any last week.