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Meyer Lemons in Downtown Brooklyn, Cobble Hill or Carroll Gardens

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gjj210 Jun 7, 2011 11:59 AM

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

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  1. jen kalb RE: gjj210 Jun 7, 2011 01:31 PM

    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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      bob96 RE: jen kalb Jun 7, 2011 03:35 PM

      Just saw them at Fairway.

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        gjj210 RE: bob96 Jun 8, 2011 08:44 AM

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

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          jen kalb RE: gjj210 Jun 8, 2011 08:48 AM

          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

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            bob96 RE: gjj210 Jun 8, 2011 08:31 PM

            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).

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              jen kalb RE: bob96 Jun 9, 2011 06:52 AM

              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.

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                bob96 RE: jen kalb Jun 9, 2011 09:45 AM

                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.

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                  jen kalb RE: bob96 Jun 9, 2011 09:50 AM

                  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.

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                    bob96 RE: jen kalb Jun 9, 2011 12:31 PM

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

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                      jen kalb RE: bob96 Jun 9, 2011 06:05 PM

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

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        sararose RE: gjj210 Jun 12, 2011 08:50 PM

        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

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