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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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    dordogne 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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    1. re: dordogne
      jmcwong 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.

      1. re: jmcwong
        maigre 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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      LauraB706 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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        jmcwong 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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          lettucelady 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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            indigirl Jul 9, 2010 09:34 PM

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

            1. wolfe 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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              1. re: wolfe
                heidipie 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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                cakebaker 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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                1. re: cakebaker
                  BernalKC Jul 23, 2010 01:59 PM

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

                2. wolfe 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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                    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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                    1. re: bgbc
                      takuhead 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. Melanie Wong 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

                      1. daveena Jul 8, 2010 11:36 PM

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

                        1. Windy Jul 8, 2010 10:49 PM

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

                          1. JasmineG 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.

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