Checked with the date vendor at the Hollywood farmers' market yesterday, and was pleased to learn that the new crop of medjool dates has just hit the market. He said this was the first week he had them, and that they should be available now for at least several months.
Bought a large box, and wow! These are about the size of small peaches, and are incredibly moist and sweet -- almost sort of juicy. Really wonderful, and nothing like the leathery, grainy medjools that are sometimes available in grocery stores. If you like dates, you must give these a try. I don't think they would work well for cooking (where they would probably just dissolve), but for my money, these new Medjools are some of the best eating dates around.