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peppatty Mar 2, 2013 10:33 AM

Any sightings of organic strawberries at farmers markets? I'm in the peninsula and so far none at the Belmont FM

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    absc Mar 2, 2013 02:14 PM

    Swanton had some at the Ferry Building today.

    1. Robert Lauriston Apr 15, 2013 09:14 AM

      Swanton's at Menlo Park on Sundays.

      http://www.swantonberryfarm.com/pages/farmers_markets.html

      Lucero's at Menlo Park and Palo Alto on Sundays.

      https://www.facebook.com/pages/Lucero...

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        idtoca Jun 9, 2013 11:24 AM

        Lucero's hasn't opened this year at MP; does anyone know what's up? I wrote them last month and they said they were returning, but no sign of them again today. Miss their strawberries, and other vegetables/fruits, but will bawl, kick and moan without their tomatoes.....
        Anyone know if they're on Calif. Ave, Palo Alto?
        As for strawberries, non-organic, the ones from McGinnis Farms in MP are outstanding for flavor.

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          Robert Lauriston Jun 9, 2013 11:32 AM

          You could call them and ask.

          https://www.facebook.com/pages/Lucero...

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            W42 Jun 9, 2013 03:25 PM

            Ben told me that he had to redo his crop of strawberries this year, so their supply is lower and getting started later (usually Lucero is the first to market with strawberries).

            Dirty Girl and Yerena have had excellent strawberries, as usual, this year at the San Francisco Ferry Building.

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              idtoca Jun 10, 2013 10:54 PM

              Thanks for this info.

          2. re: Robert Lauriston
            Melanie Wong Jun 9, 2013 12:15 PM

            Here's a thread about Swanton on the California board, u-pick is in full swing.
            http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/786859

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            Spenbald Jun 9, 2013 11:15 PM

            Tomatero has had theirs at Upper Haight and Mission Mercado. Seems like fewer each week than last year, and the prices are a bit higher, but they've still been delicious.

            1. Melanie Wong Jun 18, 2013 05:54 PM

              I bought strawberries from Catalan Family Farm today at opening day for the Alisal farmers market in Salinas. They're Albions and excellent right now.

              This has a list of farmers markets where you can find Catalan in the Bay Area,
              http://www.realtimefarms.com/farm/420...

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