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where to get fresh wild blueberries?

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ozinboz Aug 11, 2010 09:22 PM

Does anyone know where I can get fresh wild blueberries? Near Upper West Side or Union Square would be great. I'm not sure what the season is, but surely they wouldn't be too far from "normal" blueberry season?

Thanks!

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    kathryn Aug 12, 2010 08:28 AM

    Berried Treasures (Union Square Greenmarket Wednesdays and Fridays, 77th Street and Columbus Avenue Greenmarket on Sundays) had them a few weeks ago but I don't recall seeing them this past Wednesday.

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      erica Aug 13, 2010 09:10 AM

      Damascott (or similar name) had them today at Union Square--$5 per box.

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        kathryn Aug 13, 2010 09:56 AM

        Samascott?

        http://www.samascott.com/Locations.html

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          erica Aug 13, 2010 03:34 PM

          YES!! Samascott! They also have good peaches--both yellow and white. I think I paid $2.50 per pound there today for both varieties.

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            erica Aug 14, 2010 07:58 AM

            Two vendors, at least, had these today at Union Square. The season is almost over and the quality has declined quite a bit. Price is either $4.50 each, or, at Fantasy Fruits, two for $7.

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              ozinboz Aug 14, 2010 04:17 PM

              Can I clarify that this is the wild blueberries? The small ones that are also called Maine blueberries? The ones I saw at Union Square today look to me like the large "normal" blueberries. Maybe I'm looking out for the wrong thing.

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                Chuck Lawrence Aug 14, 2010 04:55 PM

                The veg/fruit place in Chelsea Market has what you're looking for.

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                  Ann900 Aug 14, 2010 07:56 PM

                  You are right- all the blueberries at the Union Square Greenmarket are the cultivated variety- no wild blueberries any longer. I've probably asked evey vendor for the last several weeks.

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                  Union Square Greenmarket
                  Broadway and E 17th St, New York, NY 10003

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                    ozinboz Aug 14, 2010 10:14 PM

                    Thanks Chuck Lawrence - I'll go there early next week.
                    Thanks for the clarification Ann. I did three passes through the Saturday crowds and thought maybe they hid them round the back.

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        pbjluver Aug 12, 2010 11:28 AM

        check out the market at Lincoln Center...on that triangle of land
        just south of the Barnes & Noble.

        I have a feeling that the local blueberry season is over with.

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          ozinboz Aug 12, 2010 12:54 PM

          Thanks kathryn, pbjluver. I'll check them out, maybe next season.

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            Chuck Lawrence Aug 14, 2010 06:52 AM

            The fruit/veg store in Chelsea Market has had them all week, including last night.

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              clembeauchamp Aug 14, 2010 02:45 PM

              We were at the Abingdon farmers market this morning (open every Sat) and they had plenty.

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                kathryn Aug 14, 2010 08:08 PM

                For future reference, a photo of wild versus cultivated:
                http://blogs.villagevoice.com/forkint...

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                  ozinboz Aug 14, 2010 10:15 PM

                  Thanks kathryn, the pictures were worth a thousand words.

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