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Blenheim apricots in 510/SF-415 Bay Area?

bgbc Jul 8, 2010 10:41 PM

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. JasmineG RE: bgbc Jul 8, 2010 10:47 PM

    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. Windy RE: bgbc Jul 8, 2010 10:49 PM

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

      1. daveena RE: bgbc Jul 8, 2010 11:36 PM

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

        1. Melanie Wong RE: bgbc Jul 8, 2010 11:44 PM

          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).
          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.

          Peach Farm
          708 Hemenway St, Winters, CA 95694

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            bgbc RE: bgbc Jul 9, 2010 12:29 AM

            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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              takuhead RE: bgbc Jul 9, 2010 01:41 AM

              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

            2. wolfe RE: bgbc Jul 9, 2010 07:32 AM

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

              Berkeley Bowl
              2020 Oregon St, Berkeley, CA 94703

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                cakebaker RE: bgbc Jul 9, 2010 10:08 AM

                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:


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                  BernalKC RE: cakebaker Jul 23, 2010 01:59 PM

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

                2. wolfe RE: bgbc Jul 9, 2010 11:35 AM

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

                  Berkeley Bowl West
                  920 Heinz Ave, Berkeley, CA

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                    heidipie RE: wolfe Jul 11, 2010 02:33 PM

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

                    Berkeley Bowl
                    2020 Oregon St, Berkeley, CA 94703

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                    indigirl RE: bgbc Jul 9, 2010 09:34 PM

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

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                      lettucelady RE: bgbc Jul 9, 2010 09:37 PM

                      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.

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                        jmcwong RE: bgbc Jul 23, 2010 11:02 AM

                        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.

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

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                          LauraB706 RE: bgbc Jul 17, 2011 03:51 PM

                          I think the Apricot KIng in Hollister might have some.


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

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                            dordogne RE: bgbc Jul 26, 2011 09:08 PM

                            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?

                            Berkeley Bowl
                            2020 Oregon St, Berkeley, CA 94703

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                              jmcwong RE: dordogne Jul 26, 2011 09:52 PM

                              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.

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                                maigre RE: jmcwong Jul 27, 2011 11:05 PM

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

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