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Jun 3, 2011 10:57 AM

Retaill sources for frozen white peach nectar?

I can find bottled easy enough.

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  1. Some answers I got from friends on Twitter and Facebook --

    Christina's in Inman Square. Confirmed that they have it, as well as a bunch of other frozen fruit purees by the highly-regarded Les vergers Boiron brand. About $12/kilo retail, not too bad.

    Restaurant Depot. Not sure if they have white peach, but as I'm a civilian, I can't shop there, anyway.

    Make your own. A possibility, if I knew where to find white peaches around here.

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    1. re: MC Slim JB

      Ours is from The Perfect Puree in Napa,CA. We happen to know the owner, but Dean and Deluca sells their line. A lot of bars and restnts use their product.

      I have seen white peaches in season at verrill farms and WF.

      1. re: opinionatedchef

        I've heard of PP. Do you have to know someone, or do they have a local retail outlet?

        I'm told white peaches are also carried by Russo's, but I don't know what their season is.

        1. re: MC Slim JB

          If you are talking about local white peaches normally August, I have gotten them at the umass farm store out in belchertown. I'm sure other orchards closer have them. Wilson's farm stand sells them in season. Lighter cleaner taste than a yellow peach.

          1. re: MC Slim JB

            no local retail outlet that i know of, slim. I think I can already hear your response to this suggestion, but i'll say it anyway. With the amount of craft cocktail sampling you do in Boston,I would totally think that one of the many bartenders that you know- might already order PP and might be willing to, w/ the owner's permission of course,let you purchase a jar
            ( white plastic cylinder 'jar' is how they are packaged) from them. Otherwise, if you want me to contact my friend and place an order, i don't think that would take long.

            1. re: opinionatedchef

              I actually did solicit my bartender friends on Twitter and Facebook at the same time I posted this query, which is how I learned about Christina's. I can now vouch for that Boiron product as being really fine in a Bellini: I mixed four ounces of Prosecco to one of the thawed puree. Christina's also carries the Boiron frozen blood peach puree, which I can imagine making a very nice-looking variant.


            2. re: MC Slim JB

              Russo's definitely carries them -- I'm a big fan. I'm pretty sure their season is similar to other peaches. If you don't see them there now, you should by the end of the month. Will you share with us what you're making?

              1. re: tartandfit

                CA white flesh peaches are available in the area now. One retail source is Roberto's in Medford on Mystic Ave, $2.99/lb. They also do wholesale so might be able to cut a bit of a break on a tray or possibly pickup smaller peaches if desired. Just like Striperguy has said of Arax, if you ask them what is good they will tell you.

              2. re: MC Slim JB

                I had some white peaches from Stop and Shop last week that were delicious. I was very surprised. Coincidentally (without seeing your post) we bought some more on Friday night and made puree for cocktails on Saturday - just used a bit of simple syrup and a teeny pinch of salt for balance. As a veg, meat and fish CSA member, I try to purchase fruit and veg locally whenever possible - for reasons relating to sustainability aside -the taste is incomparable. So truly we were so pleased with these grocery store peaches and the end result was delicious in our cocktails!