The Boston area is lousy with beets these days. The local foods renaissance means that beets, one of the things New England can produce really really well and have available cellared all winter, are becoming pretty ubiquitous in restaurants I frequent. And I love it! I love beets.
I have an Aussie friend who has been living here in the states for about 4 years now. She wasn’t quite happy with either the canned beets or the pickled beets she was trying to use on hamburgers. I had her try Harvard beets and she said those are the closest to what she had on burgers at home in Sydney. Her biggest complaint now is the beets in jars here are tiny. She likes huge slices so that only one slice is needed for a burger. I’ve only seen fresh beets that big, never in cans or jars.