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Meyer Lemons in Downtown Brooklyn, Cobble Hill or Carroll Gardens

Any idea on where to look? I tried Union Market, Park Natural, Andy's Produce Stand...

--Greg

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  1. Both Trader Joes and Fairway have them from time to time.

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    Fairway Market
    480 Van Brunt St, Brooklyn, NY 11231

    Trader Joe's
    130 Court St, Brooklyn, NY 11201

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      1. re: bob96

        Thanks for the suggestions but no dice. Tried Fairway and TJs. Oh well, maybe there is a shortage or something...

        1. re: gjj210

          they are occasional and seasonal - for now, you cant count on getting them all the time. If Garden of Eden is still in the heights, you might check over there.

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          Garden of Eden
          180 Montague St, Brooklyn, NY 11201

          1. re: gjj210

            Perhaps I was remembering Fairway in Harlem, where I saw them a week or so ago (I do manage to get to both RH and Harlem stores, but that's another story).

            1. re: bob96

              they are not a year round item since as far as I know they are only sourced from California. We get used to having everything available all year round but thats because common items are grown in different places. Last fall when we were in Naples, there were lemons from south america. Kiwi fruit used to be seasonal until they were planted in the US and became a glut on the market. Meyer lemons are still in the category of a rarity.

              1. re: jen kalb

                Costco has been selling boxes of kiwi from Lazio as well as from Chile. I'm always saddened seeing imported lemons and mandarini on sale in Southern Italy, but the agro economy there is under siege from corruption and lower priced sourcing in N Africa and Spain. In Calabria, much citrus is unpicked and falls to the roadside, free for the taking. OTOH, my friends in the SF Bay area have a meyer lemon tree in their front yard.

                1. re: bob96

                  exactly. I have a meyer lemon tree growing in a pot in Brooklyn- I will expect to harvest the lemons (now olive size) next fall if they dont fall off first.

                  1. re: jen kalb

                    Auguri! You must be in a neo-Mediterranean micro-climate...

                    1. re: bob96

                      they do move inside for the winter. the smell of citrus blossoms is wonderful.

      2. i've bought them at brooklyn fare a couple times in the past few months...

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        Brooklyn Fare
        200 Schermerhorn St, Brooklyn, NY 11201