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Sour cherries @ Ferry Plaza farmers market today

Philip Jun 1, 2013 08:39 AM

Lagier has fresh organic Morello cherries for $10/pound at the Ferry Plaza Farmers Market today only.

Good supply at 8 AM, but they won't last long.

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    lucylarou Jun 19, 2013 08:26 AM

    I found some at Market Hall Produce in Oakland last week at $8.95/lb.

    1. majordanby Jun 13, 2013 09:55 AM

      Went by monterey market in berkeley this morning. sour cherries for $6.98 a pound.

      1. possumspice Jun 12, 2013 01:05 PM

        Got some from New May Wah today in a 2-pound tub. From MJ Farms in Madera. Last box, but presumably they stock sour cherries.

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        1. re: possumspice
          Robert Lauriston Jun 12, 2013 03:02 PM

          Same farm the ones at Berkeley Bowl came from.

        2. emily Jun 11, 2013 06:31 PM

          Sigona's in Redwood City has them. A few years ago I bought some at CJ Olson's and pitted and froze them. Making 2 pies tonight to compare. From what I can tell, it looks like the CJ Olson ones are Morellos and the Sigona ones are Montmorency.

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          1. re: emily
            emily Jun 11, 2013 06:32 PM

            Adding a pic.

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            Joel Jun 9, 2013 08:23 AM

            Berkeley Bowl had sour cherries yesterday (Saturday) in a two-pound container for $12.50. From a farm in Madera (California).

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              TopoTail Jun 17, 2013 02:18 PM

              I bought a two-pound container at Berkeley Bowl the other day and made a killer pie. They are little suckers and it took me more than a half hour to pit the suckers, but was it ever wroth it!

              When I was a kid growing up in Detroit, we had a Mt. Morency tree in our back yard, and my mother would freeze 10 or 20 pounds of cherries in the summer and make pies throughout the year.

              Anyone have suggestions on how to do that? My though is to pit them, add the corn starch, lemon juice, & sugar and just freeze that to thaw and dump into a pie shell.

              (I've never understood why it's so difficult to find frozen sour cherries. The only place I've found them is at the middle eastern market on San Pablo near University, but they're crazy expensive.)

              1. re: TopoTail
                Robert Lauriston Jun 17, 2013 02:35 PM

                The flavor's much better with the pits left in.

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                  alfairfax Jun 17, 2013 05:39 PM

                  Hard to gobble a tasty piece of pie that way though. But dentists are very happy with it.

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                    TopoTail Jun 17, 2013 11:09 PM

                    A cherry pie with pits sounds like a recipe for broken teeth. Whenever I buy a cherry tart from Frog Hollow they warn me to watch out for pits. I've nearly broken teeth on cherry pies/tarts several times in my life.

              2. The Chowhound Team Jun 7, 2013 08:26 PM

                Folks, we split off some discussion about how to use sour cherries to a new thread on our Home Cooking board. You can find that thread here: http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/904817

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                  JudiAU Jun 4, 2013 10:40 AM

                  So jealous. Sour cherries are so hard to find.

                  I make pie of course and also preserve some for Manhattans.

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                    JudiAU Jun 5, 2013 01:47 PM

                    Well not that hard it turns out. Inspired by this thread I found some today at the FM. They weren't labeled as sours (why?) which is why they didn't sell out immediately. But I recognized them and bought them ALL. =)

                    1. re: JudiAU
                      Melanie Wong Jun 5, 2013 02:55 PM

                      The rewards of being a sharp-eyed and experienced fruitarian!

                      1. re: Melanie Wong
                        JudiAU Jun 5, 2013 06:50 PM

                        Plus sharp elbows and a perpetual sense of entitlement to the best the market has.

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                          absc Jun 5, 2013 08:15 PM

                          Which market btw? It would be nice to know where else I might find them if I miss them at the Ferry Building one year. Unless, like my mushroom-hunting friends, you want to keep it a secret.

                          1. re: absc
                            wally Jun 5, 2013 08:53 PM

                            probably Santa Monica?

                            1. re: wally
                              Melanie Wong Jun 5, 2013 08:58 PM

                              Yep, Mud Creek is in Santa Monica on Wednesday.

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                              JudiAU Jun 5, 2013 10:37 PM

                              Yes, Santa Monica today. Oddly enough Russian markets often have them too. Late in our cherry season they get them from Michigan.

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                      tardigrade Jun 1, 2013 08:29 PM

                      I wonder where they come from - my tree is just forming fruits now!

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                      1. re: tardigrade
                        hhc Jun 1, 2013 10:15 PM

                        Lagier Ranches is in Escalon, CA, in the Central Valley. I saw & tried the sour cherries, they are suppose to be good for baking. I saw them around 10am, the guy told me they'll only have it today Sat 6/1/13 & they are the only ones that sell it at the Ferry Bldg FM.

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                        absc Jun 1, 2013 09:23 AM

                        I was just coming to post the same thing. I'd be surprised if they had any left by now. They were going very quickly.

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