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Seen any quince (to buy) in the East Bay

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giacomantonia Oct 25, 2010 08:29 AM

Has anyone seen quince, in any market, in the East Bay (preferably farmers' markets or independent/non-chain groceries)? Thank you!!

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    giacomantonia Nov 8, 2010 08:49 AM

    Thank you, everyone. I found them at Berkeley Bowl, priced well (about $2 per pound). They are exquisite. ;o)

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    Berkeley Bowl
    2020 Oregon St, Berkeley, CA 94703

    1. Scrapironchef Oct 29, 2010 07:16 PM

      Central Market on Appian in El Sobrante has them, Since they are owned by the Berkrlry Mi Tiera folks you might try there also.

      1. rabaja Oct 25, 2010 09:45 PM

        Full Belly Farm has them and they are at the Berkeley FM on Tuesday afternoons.

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          bgbc Oct 25, 2010 09:16 PM

          Monterey Foods has some, $1.98/pound. In the "front" section of the main part of the store on the left as you walk in. They seemed a bit old, and were a mild flavored variety but cooked up OK.

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          Monterey Foods
          1550 Hopkins St, Berkeley, CA 94707

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            Joel Oct 25, 2010 10:59 AM

            Berkeley Bowl East had them yesterday (Sunday 10/24) at about $1.70 per pound as I recall. They looked great and had that wonderful quince smell. Signage indicated they are Californian.

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            Berkeley Bowl
            2020 Oregon St, Berkeley, CA 94703

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              foodeye Oct 25, 2010 09:10 AM

              Alameda Natural Grocery has some - organic - $3.49 lb.

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              Alameda Natural Grocery
              1650 Park St, Alameda, CA

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                Spatlese Oct 25, 2010 08:36 AM

                Thought I'd seen some at the Berkeley Bowl West last weekend.

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                Berkeley Bowl West
                920 Heinz Ave, Berkeley, CA

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                  milklady Oct 25, 2010 10:45 AM

                  Me too.

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