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Old 05-15-2010, 12:51 PM
 
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I've been considering moving to either Fort Bragg, Eureka, Arcata or a similar city that's at least biking distance to the coastline. I'm really big on fruit, so I'm wondering which of these lovely cities has the greatest selection of fruit variety.

Whether it be farmer's markets or grocery stores - in which city would one find the most diverse range of fruit types, and not just your usual apples, oranges and bananas?

A big thanks on this one, folks!
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Old 05-15-2010, 02:13 PM
 
Location: Bella Vista, Ark
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I've been considering moving to either Fort Bragg, Eureka, Arcata or a similar city that's at least biking distance to the coastline. I'm really big on fruit, so I'm wondering which of these lovely cities has the greatest selection of fruit variety.

Whether it be farmer's markets or grocery stores - in which city would one find the most diverse range of fruit types, and not just your usual apples, oranges and bananas?

A big thanks on this one, folks!
If my memory serves me correctly you have to go inland a bit to get good produce as it doesn't grow on the coast that much (fruit that is) the one thing that is in abudance in the summer is wild blackberries. You will find the same selection of things like oranges and bananas in Humboldt county as you would find anywhere, they will only be in the grocery stores as they are not locally produced. I don't know about apples.

Nita
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Old 05-15-2010, 02:29 PM
 
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I know apples do extremely well up in Mendocino. An acquaintance grows several different types of heirloom varieties up near Elk. If you're too near the coast though you won't have enough heat for most stone fruit in your own backyard. As far as farmer's markets you might want to email the managers of markets in the towns you're interested in to see what kind of mix they're offering. Unfortunately the best selection of even local farmers probably winds up at Ferry Plaza or Berkeley Bowl.
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