Cherry prices around the Bay
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?
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.
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.
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.