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peacemeals Jul 29, 2012 04:19 PM

Thinking of the annual "crabs are here!" threads. I have a "get as many cherries as I can while they last" philosophy, and I know that time is running out.

I would love to hear where you have seen cherries for a decent price near you - grocery stores, farmers markets, wherever!

Trader Joe's seems to have 3 pounds for $6 right now, but there are a couple of moldy ones in each clamshell :( And I heard the Grand Lake Farmer's Market in Oakland didn't have a single cherry yesterday! Anybody having better luck?

Thanks!

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    Bunson Aug 2, 2012 10:39 AM

    Farmer's markets are done with cherries for the year. I still find cherries (Bings and Rainiers) at Costco at a pretty good price (3 pounds for $9.99 on the Rainiers, and they are amazing; I don't buy the Bings).

    1. majordanby Aug 1, 2012 12:01 PM

      bought some washington bing cherries for $1.29 @ monterey market today

      1. Melanie Wong Jul 30, 2012 10:27 PM

        One of this week's specials at the Lion chain in the South Bay is Bing cherries for $1.49/lb. I didn't buy any, so can't comment on quality. They're pre-bagged.

        1. majordanby Jul 29, 2012 05:02 PM

          local cherries are pretty much gone as above posters mentioned. you'll see washington cherries in the stores...ranging from 2 to 5 dollars a pound.

          1. Robert Lauriston Jul 29, 2012 05:01 PM

            Berkeley Bowl still had several varieties the other day.

            1. moto Jul 29, 2012 04:42 PM

              the calif cherries are pretty much gone 'til next year (why they're absent from the farmer's markets whose vendors sell only calif. produce); the ones you see around now are ore/was. the only places you'll get them much less than the $2/lb you saw are chinatown or asian markets that have the stuff that's about to spoil, which is fine if you're baking.

              1. chefj Jul 29, 2012 04:39 PM

                The local Cherry season is pretty much over now.

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