Psst, have you seen any good mulberries?
The mission, if you choose to accept, is to help Howard George of Huntington Beach get a freezer full o' mulberries.
Here's his e-mail to the Daily Dish:
For me, no other berry comes close to the flavor and taste of mulberries. I first tasted them more than 20 years ago at the Santa Monica Farmers' Market and fell in love with them. I quickly learned, and was disappointed to know, that the season for these fabulous berries lasts less than two months from late June through early August. Every year I made it a habit of picking up many pounds and freezing them to enjoy long after the season had ended.
Six years ago I moved to Huntington Beach and have yet to find mulberries at any regular supermarket or farmers' market during the berries' season. So I am writing to you to ask for your help in finding this wonderful fruit in Orange County. With the season soon upon us, I do not want to go yet another year without mulberries. Your help will be greatly appreciated!!!
Howard, we know just how you feel. Times Food Editor Russ Parsons says that hunting mulberries can be tough -- and that it pays to know the right people. So dear readers, please keep your eyes peeled for these little berries, and leave a comment on The Daily Dish letting us know where they've been spotted.
-- Rene Lynch
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