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Fresh Sour Cherries

Kosmonaut Feb 26, 2010 10:16 AM

I thought I'd jump on this before sour cherries come in season. During the very short window that they are available, where can I find fresh sour cherries in the Bay Area?

Thanks!

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    juliapangolin RE: Kosmonaut Feb 26, 2010 10:31 AM

    last year berkeley bowl had balatons for about a month

    1. urseberry RE: Kosmonaut Feb 26, 2010 11:18 AM

      I once saw them at Milk Pail Market in Mountain View.

      1. rworange RE: Kosmonaut Feb 26, 2010 02:49 PM

        Yes, Berkeley Bowl had them an unusually long time last year.

        Talk to the cherry vendors at your local farmers markets when cherries first reach the market. Many have them, but not a lot. They usually reserve the for those who ask.

        CJ Olson in Sunnyvaley also has them, but again it is by request.

        1. Robert Lauriston RE: Kosmonaut Feb 28, 2010 08:25 AM

          The season's not that short except for local orchards. I found some from Washington last July at a Persian store in Concord:

          http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/638911

          And saw them in August at the Berkeley Bowl:

          http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/643567

          Some reports from past years:

          http://www.google.com/#hl=en&safe...

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            Fig Newton RE: Kosmonaut Feb 28, 2010 02:08 PM

            I bought mine from Lagier Ranch last year. (Ferry Plaza Farmers Market + others)

            1. Kosmonaut RE: Kosmonaut Mar 4, 2010 12:17 PM

              Thank you everyone!

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