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Oranges for juicing...where?

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Come prima piu di prima Feb 5, 2014 04:25 PM

Hi,

Can anyone tell me where I can find good oranges for juicing? I would prefer them in larger quantities (dz or more) and seedless. Thanks.

  1. heybaldy Feb 7, 2014 10:00 PM

    West of the Champlain bridge at 7800 boul taschereau, is a farmers market. The biggest store inside is Fruiterie Vitoria,perhaps one of the better fruttivendoli in our area. Go early and ask for the manager. By the pound or by the case, they have selection and quality. Amazing produce. I know for a fact that they personally sample each product and will even provide you samples if you are buying by the case. I have been a regular for over 15 years.

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      Come prima piu di prima Feb 8, 2014 06:59 AM

      Thanks, all these interesting choices! Many years ago, I use to haggle with the JTM merchants early mornings for cases of fruits or veggies. That was before JTM became a "have-you-seen-me-buying-the-Mâche/Frisée/Mizuna" type of market. Good to know some of the fruttivendoli are still catering to clients' needs (freshness, quality and prices), rather than being advertised in the latest tourist guide...

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      finefoodie55 Feb 6, 2014 11:28 AM

      The best place for boxes of Oranges (4/5 bushel) is Leopoldo on the South side of Jean Talon Market. Currently they have juicing oranges from Florida and California (Florida are better) Blood Oranges from Spain and Italian Blood Oranges should arrive next week.I squeeze my oranges everyday 7 months of the year and I get quality from him every visit.

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        Come prima piu di prima Feb 6, 2014 01:03 PM

        Wow 7 months a year! I wasn't aware they provided such citrus variety all year long. I've known Leopoldo for years and I know how great their fruits and veggies can be.
        The only part that sometimes bothers me with Leo, is paying double for a glass of OJ... Thanks for the info, I'll check them out next week, specially their Sicilian oranges!

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          finefoodie55 Feb 6, 2014 02:39 PM

          I could stretch the season further if I liked South African Citrus. This year the boxes of Fla oranges are going for $28 and the Blood Oranges @$33.Those prices will go down as the season progresses.Also make sure to get some of his Florida Valencias at the end of April the best juice orange known to man !

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        eat2much Feb 6, 2014 07:12 AM

        If you want to buy by the case, why not go to one of the vendors at the L'Acadie terminal (a.k.a. Marché Central). Chances are you will get better prices. I have friends who swear by Gaetan Bono (www.gaetanbono.com).

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          Come prima piu di prima Feb 6, 2014 07:44 AM

          Great tip eat2much! I just call them and they sell the case of juice oranges $24.

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            BLM Feb 6, 2014 10:51 AM

            Curious what type of oranges are those for juicing?

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          Come prima piu di prima Feb 6, 2014 06:26 AM

          Thanks. I'll start with the Atwater store. Price seems good for a case. I usually buy the small oranges for $4-5/dz at most grocers, but they lack quality...and freshness.
          The best freshly squeezed OJ I've had, by far, is at the Central train station food court. I should ask them where they get their cases :)

          1. SnackHappy Feb 5, 2014 09:37 PM

            Is there even such a thing as seedless juice oranges? The ones with seeds are pretty easy to find, though. Green grocers usually gave them by the bag. You can preorder them by the box anywhere that sells fruit.

            Edited to add: There are seedless juice oranges (valencias), but they're not the ones I've encountered. I'm sure they are out there, though.

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              Gloriaa Feb 5, 2014 05:24 PM

              We buy them by the case at the big fruit store in the Atwater market for oj.

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                Come prima piu di prima Feb 5, 2014 05:31 PM

                Thanks Gloriaa :) Can you tell me which store and how much is it about?

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                  Gloriaa Feb 6, 2014 04:45 AM

                  I don't know the name but it is the only store, not a counter. The price varies between 27-35$. We buy them a lot and the quality is always high.

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                    williej Feb 6, 2014 07:19 AM

                    Fruiterie Atwater?

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