[Sca-cooks] Oranges and grapefruits and lemons, o my! was Salty carrots

S CLEMENGER sclemenger at msn.com
Sat Mar 29 07:35:17 PDT 2008

Thanks for the source! I've thought of buying an assortment of fresh citrus (my grandma used to send us a box of oranges or grapefruits every year, at least, before the fruit fly became such an issue), but it's just me here, and I've always figured I wouldn't be able to eat it all fast enough!
Myer lemons seem to be a seasonal thing--I've seen them in a couple of stores here, but they're stores that are a bit more oriented towards fresh produce/organic stuff than an ordinary Safeway. What I don't recall, off the top of my head, is *when* they're in season.
It occurs to me that you might be able to work with the produce manager of your local store to get some in, especially if you've got anything like a Whole Foods or a Trader Joe's.  We don't have those, but do have a local, home-grown equivalent ("Good Food Store"....wonderful place!).  I've thought of doing something like that to get in some quinces or sour oranges....
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  From: Daniel & Elizabeth Phelps<mailto:dephelps at embarqmail.com> 
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  Subject: [Sca-cooks] Oranges and grapefruits and lemons,o my! was Salty carrots

  I'm sure it's a difference in what is shipped-I didn't even know key limes 
  were shipped out of Florida; they are not that common even in the stores 
  here and the particular large ones I am thinking of were on a tree in a 
  friend's yard. You might could get the key lime juice in bottles; this would 
  probably suffice for a pie.
  Here's the grower my folks in West Palm Beach use to ship citrus to out of 
  state relatives:
  We get a box from them at Christmas now too as we are now in North Florida, 
  where home grown citrus is not as common. They just do oranges, tangerines, 
  and grapefruit, it seems, but they are very tasty. It's a bit late in the 
  year now for them, but maybe next year.
  It would be lovely to find a mail order source for Meyer lemons, as I've 
  never seen them in the stores here-but shipping citrus can get a little 
  squirrely. Hope this helps!

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