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Arkansas Black apples….anyone???

katydid13 Nov 15, 2013 05:00 PM

Has anyone seen these at local farm markets? I didn't see any last fall, but the previous fall they were plentiful through Thanksgiving.

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    ebethsdad RE: katydid13 Nov 15, 2013 05:07 PM

    I bought some excellent ones at the Mar Vista Farmers' Market two weeks ago. The stand is on the left when entering the market from Venice.

    1. cookie monster RE: katydid13 Nov 15, 2013 05:17 PM

      Haven't seen them at the Venice farmers' market yet - I looked for them this morning, as a matter of fact. but the Venice Whole Foods has them. I don't recall where they're from.

      1. westsidegal RE: katydid13 Nov 15, 2013 06:17 PM

        last fall, i believe they were stocked at Whole Foods (or maybe it was Gelsons?)

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          Jack Flash RE: westsidegal Nov 15, 2013 08:59 PM

          WF for sure. Didn't make it to Gelson's last fall so I can't comment.

        2. SilverlakeGirl RE: katydid13 Nov 15, 2013 07:16 PM

          You might like reading well known NY blogger newly located in Atwater Village. He talks about finding Arkansas Black Apples in Atwater Village and turning them into cobbler.

          The Atwater Farmers Market is on Sunday in the wells Fargo Bank parking lot:


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            Jack Flash RE: katydid13 Nov 15, 2013 08:58 PM

            I've been seeing them at the Pasadena (Saturday) farmers' market, where they were also in supply last year, too.

            1. CharlesKochel RE: katydid13 Nov 15, 2013 10:13 PM

              Whole Foods on Montana had a nice bunch last week. I'll be at the market tomorrow in SM and check - report back, ck

              1. Will Owen RE: katydid13 Nov 15, 2013 10:54 PM

                We just had some ridiculously delicious preserved slices, but that was in Nashville last week. I never knew they were available outside of the central US; if they're in LA County I want to know, and I want it bad!

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                  Jack Flash RE: Will Owen Nov 16, 2013 12:05 AM

                  Ha's apple farm and at least one other vendor (Cuyama Orchards, perhaps?) have them at the Pasadena FM. As I said, at least two vendors that I noticed last week had them. Could have been Yingst instead of Cuyama. But someone in that front row for sure.

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                    ozhead RE: Jack Flash Nov 18, 2013 07:44 PM

                    Ha's had them week before last at the Calabasas farmers' market, but not this past week. Calabasas market is on Saturday mornings, in Old Town Calabasas -- on Calabasas Rd., across the street from the Sagebrush Cantina. Street parking is not easy, and the sheriff's dept. tickets every so often along Calabasas Rd., but you can park for $2 in the Sagebrush parking lot or a little farther away in the Reyes Adobe lot.

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                  bulavinaka RE: katydid13 Nov 16, 2013 11:50 AM

                  Bristol Farms usually carries Arkansas Black apples when in season.

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                    cjla RE: katydid13 Nov 16, 2013 12:20 PM

                    I saw them on Wednesday morning at the SM farmer's market.

                    1. katydid13 RE: katydid13 Nov 17, 2013 06:11 PM

                      Thanks for the tips, everyone. FYI, there was no sign of them at the Hollywood FM this morning.

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                        Jack Flash RE: katydid13 Nov 18, 2013 02:01 PM

                        Hard to believe when there were plenty at the Pasadena market on Saturday, including Ha's Apple Farm which is also at the Hollywood market.

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                          tastycakes RE: Jack Flash Nov 24, 2013 08:11 AM

                          Ha's had them, they were tucked up in a corner behind the rest. they told me last week on saturday that would be the last day. try again if you go to hollywood today!

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                            Jack Flash RE: tastycakes Nov 24, 2013 06:11 PM

                            I bought a whole bunch of them from Cuyama Orchards yesterday at the Pasadena market. Huge specimens, about the size of a softball.

                      2. J.L. RE: katydid13 Nov 17, 2013 06:53 PM

                        Whole Food Market. $2.99/lb. Organic. They gots a ton of 'em.

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                          love2eat RE: J.L. Nov 17, 2013 06:56 PM

                          Yes, I believe they come from Cuyama Orchards just north of Santa Barbara. They grow the best apples!

                        2. westsidegal RE: katydid13 Nov 17, 2013 10:06 PM

                          just bought some organic ones at bristol farms 10 minutes ago.

                          1. westsidegal RE: katydid13 Nov 23, 2013 09:33 PM

                            just finished some of the organic ones sold at whole foods.
                            the ones i had last week from bristol farms were better

                            1. Mr Taster RE: katydid13 Dec 9, 2013 10:50 PM

                              I bought a couple (from Washington) at the Santa Monica co-op at 1525 Broadway

                              They were quite firm and crisp, but still managed to have a mild, underlying mealiness which I didn't find appealing.

                              Mr Taster

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                                katydid13 RE: Mr Taster Dec 11, 2013 03:28 PM

                                Too bad! I ended up getting mine at Whole Foods, and the resultant pie was very good.

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