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Nov 9, 2009 07:52 AM

Where to find fresh quince in St. Louis?

Driving myself crazy trying to find fresh quince in St. Louis. No luck at Global Market in Kirkwood (the promised "quince" were actually some weird kind of asian pear), Dierbergs, TJs, Soulard Market, etc. Found membrillo, but no fresh quince. :-( Anyone know of a store or farmer in the area who supplies? Maybe you have a tree or bush I could pick a few from, for a donation?

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  1. I've bought them at Schnuck's, actually. Talk to the produce manager at your local one and ask about them. They're unusual, but not impossible to find. I'm thinking it's a little earlier than I bought mine last year. Don't they smell wonderful?

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    1. re: lemons

      Do you remember which Schnuck's you bought them at? All of my local Schnucks (Metro East) were clueless. One of the produce managers got this flicker of recognition in his eye and responded, that I needed to go to the grains section. (I guess he thought I meant quinoa.)

    2. If you can't get them at Schucks you might want to try Jay's, it's an international grocers on South Grand.

      1. Sure. It was the one at I-170 and Ladue Road. Call first, but the produce people there won't look like a deer in the headlights. (Or sound like one, whatever that sounds like.)

        1. I'm pretty sure I have seen them at the Schnucks in Belleville (North Belt West) and Swansea.