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Tayberries?

westernmeadowlark Mar 27, 2012 01:35 PM

I'm hoping to find a local source for tayberries this summer to make jam (and just to eat!). For those who are unfamiliar, the tayberry is a cross between a blackberry and a raspberry with a wonderful sweet-tart flavor. I would love to find them at a farmers market or u-pick. I think they should be in season mid-summer, but was wondering if anyone had seen them around in previous years. I'm in the east bay but would consider driving a little ways out to get them.

Thanks!

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    wally Mar 27, 2012 01:41 PM

    Yerena sells them at Ferry Plaza in the summer.

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    1. re: wally
      Robert Lauriston Mar 27, 2012 01:44 PM

      And other markets. http://twitter.com/#!/yerenafarms

    2. pane Mar 27, 2012 02:56 PM

      I've bought them at the Alemany market, in bulk, for jam making. They'd be a lot cheaper than the Ferry Building, if that matters to you.

      1. westernmeadowlark Mar 27, 2012 03:28 PM

        Looks like Yerenna Farms is also at the Oakland farmer's market near me. Thanks so much folks! :)

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          chocolatetartguy Mar 27, 2012 04:08 PM

          An ex-co-worker used to pick tays at some bay area farm. Not sure which one though.

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            bgbc Mar 28, 2012 02:11 PM

            Swanton Berry Farms near Pescadero grows them. They're right next to the olallieberry u-pick. Pretty sure they don't have a tayberry u-pick but you could call and ask them where/when they sell them.

            From their website, http://www.swantonberryfarm.com/

            Swanton Coastways Ranch U-Pick
            640 Highway 1 Pescadero, CA 94060

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