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blood oranges- who has them in Westchester?

i_eat_a_lot_of_ice_cream Feb 3, 2014 05:04 PM

I found a bag of blood oranges at my local Stop and Shop (Ossining)... I've never eaten them before so I thought I'd try them. After devouring them I went back and there are no more. Is the season that fleeting, or have you seen them elsewhere? I'll be down near Fairway this weekend....

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    lemarais Feb 9, 2014 12:31 PM

    Florida Tangelos are in season now. If you hit the right batch, they are absolutely fantastic!

    These are the ones with a deep orange peel color and are bumped out at one end...

    Florida citrus is usually much much better than the stuff from California.

    1. i_eat_a_lot_of_ice_cream Feb 9, 2014 08:51 AM

      Well, shop rite in croton does have them, but they are charging $3 for 2. I'll have to make a stop at fairway after work this week to stock up at a better price.

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        Elisa515 Feb 9, 2014 09:06 AM

        They're not near the main citrus, but are closer to the Organics section.

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        Elisa515 Feb 8, 2014 05:31 PM

        Just bought a bag at Fairway in Pelham. $3.99 for 2 lbs. Same brand also had "heirloom" navel oranges, 3 lb. bag for $2.99 (best price by far on navel oranges today at Fairway).

        1. i_eat_a_lot_of_ice_cream Feb 4, 2014 02:19 PM

          Thanks all for the tips! I will first check Shop Rite in Croton first, and if I don't have luck there then I'll head down to Fairway, DeCicco's, or WF.

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            foodiemom10583 Feb 4, 2014 02:47 PM

            Happy hunting!

            There were a couple of clunkers in the Whole Foods bin today. I'm sure you know what to look for to get the best-quality citrus fruit. My spouse, sadly, forgot. Oddly enough, one of the less spectacular ones (too sugary and very little acidity) tasted very much like blackberries. Not necessarily a bad thing, but not what I was expecting.

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            51rich Feb 4, 2014 02:09 PM

            was just in fairway (stamford) and looked for blood oranges- didn't ask but i did not see any. you might try either whole foods or fresh market-also balducci's is probably a good choice if you don't mind their "carrying charges" aka outrageous prices

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              DGresh Feb 4, 2014 02:55 AM

              I *think* I saw them at the Shop Rite in Croton a week or so ago. Certainly I bought them a couple weeks ago at Adams in Wappingers.

              1. JMF Feb 3, 2014 08:58 PM

                Fairway Pelham had them the last few weeks. Nice, not bruised looking. Whole Foods in High Ridge has them, but much pricier.

                Whole Foods has gone insane with their prices. They were always steep but... I went in last week and actually walked out after 10 minutes the prices in general were so crazy. Store made mango salsa was $6.99 for less than 4 oz. Seriously the smallest size deli container was 1/2 full. While at Fairway 16 oz is $5.99.

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                  foodiemom10583 Feb 4, 2014 06:21 AM

                  They are $2.50 a pound at Whole Foods in Ridge Hill.

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                    JMF Feb 4, 2014 09:09 AM

                    They were $4.99 lb last week.

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                      foodiemom10583 Feb 4, 2014 09:21 AM

                      Maybe they changed the price on Friday.

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                        JMF Feb 4, 2014 10:17 AM

                        I'm willing to bet they changed the price right after I walked out the door muttering like a madman how crazy expensive the prices were.

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                          foodiemom10583 Feb 4, 2014 10:28 AM

                          LOL

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                            wincountrygirl Feb 5, 2014 04:55 AM

                            Love it!

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                        Westjanie Feb 6, 2014 03:54 PM

                        $1.69/lb today (Portchester, but I assume in all the rest of their stores, too.)

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                          foodiemom10583 Feb 6, 2014 03:58 PM

                          They must be drying out quickly.

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                      Elisa515 Feb 3, 2014 07:31 PM

                      I've seen them at both Fairway (Nanuet) and Stew Leonard's in Yonkers within the last two weeks. Wouldn't hurt to call ahead, though.

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                        foodiemom10583 Feb 3, 2014 07:22 PM

                        On Friday, they were at the Whole Foods in Ridge Hill. They seemed particularly good this year.

                        1. chowdom Feb 3, 2014 06:58 PM

                          Mrs. Greens Eastchester, DeCicco's Pelham. The ones from Mrs. Greens were a lot better. I'm not sure if they were the same variety, I think for one type the season is ending and the other it is just beginning.

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