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Seen any quince (to buy) in the East Bay

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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    Spatlese RE: giacomantonia Oct 25, 2010 08:36 AM

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

    Berkeley Bowl West
    920 Heinz Ave, Berkeley, CA

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      milklady RE: Spatlese Oct 25, 2010 10:45 AM

      Me too.

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      foodeye RE: giacomantonia Oct 25, 2010 09:10 AM

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

      Alameda Natural Grocery
      1650 Park St, Alameda, CA

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        Joel RE: giacomantonia 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.

        Berkeley Bowl
        2020 Oregon St, Berkeley, CA 94703

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          bgbc RE: giacomantonia 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.

          Monterey Foods
          1550 Hopkins St, Berkeley, CA 94707

          1. rabaja RE: giacomantonia Oct 25, 2010 09:45 PM

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

            1. Scrapironchef RE: giacomantonia 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.

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                giacomantonia RE: 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)

                Berkeley Bowl
                2020 Oregon St, Berkeley, CA 94703

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