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Edmonton - Lingonberries

foodiesnorth May 31, 2010 07:31 AM

Anyone have any idea where I can get some fresh, frozen or even partially processed?


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    jasongogal Sep 27, 2010 10:31 PM

    You could have come to Saskatchewan or went to northern Alberta sometime in the last month and picked them or paid a hilarious 35 bucks for an ice cream pail of them.

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      foodiesnorth Jun 1, 2010 12:37 PM

      Thanks all. Going to make sedish meatballs with the sauce.

      1. worldwidestuff May 31, 2010 02:51 PM

        Superstore has them under the PC Brand. Not bad in quality. Processed.

        If you have a German Deli up there, check if they carry a brand called DARBO. I found them here in YYC at this place and they are excellent.


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        1. re: worldwidestuff
          maplesugar May 31, 2010 09:29 PM

          PC Brand Lingonberries ? Really!? Frozen or? Ah, answering my own question - sauce: http://www.presidentschoice.ca/LCLOnl...

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          pengcast May 31, 2010 02:39 PM

          I remember seeing them at one of the farmers' markets -- I think downtown. But only for one week.

          You may want to check the alta gov web site for market gardens, they show what is in season at the u pick places.

          1. maplesugar May 31, 2010 08:06 AM

            I checked Alberta Ag's site and I don't see any local producers listed unless they're using the term wild cranberry instead of lowbush cranberry. Apparently most lingonberries aren't cultivated but wild. http://www.agric.gov.ab.ca/app21/rtw/ff/farm_fresh_map.jsp Lingonberries go by a bunch of common names - this info is dated but still helpful in that respect: http://www.prairie-elements.ca/lingonberry.html

            I know Ikea sells Lingonberry products - jam/sauce, but that's probably more processed than you were looking for. http://www.ikea.com/ca/en/search/?que...

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            1. re: maplesugar
              raidar May 31, 2010 11:30 AM

              As someone who worked at IKEA back in the day I would suggest a visit just for a look. They did have an assorment of lingonberry products, but like many things, they would come and go at seemingly random times.

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