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Muscat raisins

gestur | Apr 7, 2012 08:19 AM

I’m getting a little desperate and so I thought I might pose the query here. For more than 30 years now I’ve made many lovely pints of rhubarb marmalade each June from the rhubarb that I grow in my garden. To make this lovely, very traditional rhubarb marmalade I need the equally lovely flavor-notes provided by muscat raisins, and no other raisin will do. In the long-ago past I used to simply purchase from my corner grocery, and in the more recent years from the e-store run by Sun Maid. Well, they have stopped selling them this year, no doubt due to lack of demand.

And that’s why I’m desperate. I only need a couple of pounds of them but I’m willing to pay a grower or market very handsomely indeed for the muscats themselves and their shipping and handling costs.

Any suggestions of growers, or market shops or someone who might know of a source of muscat raisins would be deeply appreciated.

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