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Blenheim apricots in 510/SF-415 Bay Area?

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Would rather not drive far for them (although will if I have to...). Has anyone seen any at East Bay or SF farmers' markets or produce stores? Thanks!

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  1. Yep, I've seen them at the Berkeley and SF farmers markets. I think they should still be around this weekend, though it might be the end of them.

    1. I got them at Ferry Plaza two Saturdays ago, but I thought that was the tail end.

      1. Saw them at the Grand Lake Farmer's Market last Saturday.

        1. The Peach Farm (Winters, CA) grows Royal Blenheims. Here's the photo of them two weeks ago at the Rohnert Park farmers market (friday evening).
          http://www.flickr.com/photos/melaniew...
          They also sell at Santa Rosa, Sebastopol, San Rafael, and Ferry Plaza markets.

          This link has the contact info if you want to call to check on availability.
          http://www.chow.com/restaurants/1722/...

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          Peach Farm
          708 Hemenway St, Winters, CA 95694

          1. Thanks everyone. I was going to drive to Manas Ranch in Esparto where I bought some delicious Blenheims (and peaches) last year. Sounds like I might have a shot closer to home.

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            1. re: bgbc

              Happy Girl Kitchen has them as one of their offerings on the Food Preservation route for the past two weeks....they offer few items by the case each week delivered to several drop points in the bay area

              more info here
              http://happygirlkitchen.com/food-pres...

            2. Try a call to Berkeley Bowl. Perhaps they have some in the multiple varieties I noticed yesterday.

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              Berkeley Bowl
              2020 Oregon St, Berkeley, CA 94703

              1. blenheims' should be done in all but the south bay farms. they start north and work their way down as far as picking goes. the apricot growers just started picking in Hollister this week but it only lasts a week or 2 so don't wait. you didn't say how much you want. if stores have them now they've been in cold storage if that's important to you. here's one grower that goes to a number of south bay farmers markets:

                www.apricotking.com

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                1. re: cakebaker

                  Here's another link explaining the endangered state of Blenheims: http://welovejam.com/save.htm

                2. Berkeley Bowl West, organic Blenheims in clam shell 1lb $2.89 today.

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                  Berkeley Bowl West
                  920 Heinz Ave, Berkeley, CA

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                  1. re: wolfe

                    I bought these at Berkeley Bowl east on Thursday or so--watch out, they are very close to spoilage.

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                    Berkeley Bowl
                    2020 Oregon St, Berkeley, CA 94703

                  2. I saw them at the Berkeley farmers mkt yesterday. Probably will be there tomorrow as well.

                    1. Try the alemany farmer's market tomorrow. Miramonte Farms, from San juan Bautista should have some. They had some at the wed civic center market.

                      1. I've bought them the last month at the San Mateo farmer's market from a farmer out of Hollister. He also sells cherries. I go to the Wed. market at College of San Mateo. Today I'm making jam since I bought 20 lbs. last week.

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                        College of San Mateo
                        1700 W Hillsdale Blvd, San Mateo, CA

                        1. I think the Apricot KIng in Hollister might have some.

                          http://www.apricotking.com/

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                          Andy's Orchard
                          1615 Half Rd, Morgan Hill, CA 95037

                          1. Oh dear, I was away for most of July and returned to find no Royal Blenheims at the Berkeley Bowl today (the available varieties looked sorry indeed). Any very recent sightings at SF/East Bay farmers markets or otherwise? If not Blenheims, any other varieties out there able to shine in a simple clafouti?

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                            Berkeley Bowl
                            2020 Oregon St, Berkeley, CA 94703

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                            1. re: dordogne

                              Jurevich Farms from Hollister is at many farmers' markets. I believe the season has just ended, but you might be in luck this week for Blenheims. I bought 40 pounds this past week but it took 3 attempts because he sold out that fast.

                              1. re: jmcwong

                                Jurevich has my favorite cherries, too. Firm and sweet/tart. I think the season is over, though.