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We thank you. Not so far from my essential Bensonhurst Russian supermarket. Will make the trip.

I wonder if Rich knows there's one of them on Staten Island?

 

My new favorite is the one on Ocean Avenue (realizing it's probably too far from public transpo, but with a big parking lot).

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Well yes and no.

 

There is one Asian market on the Island and I've gone twice - as it turns out it's the same name (I just checked). It must be individually run because the quality of the fish and meat are no where near the Brooklyn location. I won't go back to he Staten Island store.

 

But the SI store does have a very nice bakery. Brooklyn does not have a bakery.

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Well yes and no.

 

There is one Asian market on the Island and I've gone twice - as it turns out it's the same name (I just checked). It must be individually run because the quality of the fish and meat are no where near the Brooklyn location. I won't go back to he Staten Island store.

 

But the SI store does have a very nice bakery. Brooklyn does not have a bakery.

 

I was actually referring to the store called Net Cost Market! The Russian supermarket.

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I also finally broke down and bought some of that Vermont charcuterie.  It's not fabulous, but it's good.

Name of stall with Vermont charcuterie?

Walnut Hill Farm

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Asparagus ($5/lb) and fiddleheads ($18/lb - pass) at Union Square today.

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Blueberries came several weeks early to the farmers markets this year, but that shouldn't be a surprise to me as our blueberry bushes have been producing quite a bit so far.

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Blueberries came several weeks early to the farmers markets this year, but that shouldn't be a surprise to me as our blueberry bushes have been producing quite a bit so far.

You are such a California transplant! :wub:

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True, but I'm also a Jersey gal who got dragged by her parents down to the Pine Barrens to pick blueberries during the hot NJ summers.

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Finally got my hands on ramps up at the Columbia market. Also picked up rhubarb, asparagus, black peppermint, and purple yum choi (Lani's). Lani's also had strawberries.

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Seatuck had shad roe last Saturday, but they were sold out by the time I arrived. At 10:30am. So get there early.

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The strawberries at GAP are pathetic.

Haven't had any greenmarket strawberries yet, but gotta figure they're a bit over watered.

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The strawberries at GAP are pathetic.

Drew's, in Keyport NJ, had a deliciously ripe local strawberry bruschetta with ricotta and balsamic reduction last night. He said he got the strawberries from one of the local farms near him.

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