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Jul 28, 2006 12:53 AM

need to find figs

my hubby fondly recalls the figs he had growing up in philly from his neighbor's yard... he doesn't know what kind, but that he loved them. I went to the farmer's market today and didn't see any.... has any one seen them on the peninsula? I don't think it is too early for them since I have seen them on menus lately. I would love to surprise him with them for dessert this weekend if possible.


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  1. Very late this year. We have barely a sign of fruit on our tree in Berkeley.

    1. It is kind of the end of that first smaller crop before the big later one starts. That is in Brentwood and the Central Valley. There were figs at Ferry Plaza the last couple of weeks, but less last week than the week before.

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      1. re: wally

        Last week at Ferry Plaza, besides Knoll, there were figs at Bella Viva(the dried fruit people), Hamada and Sciabica (the olive oil people).

      2. Black Mission figs are available at the farmers markets in Sonoma County from local trees. Don't know about the Peninsula.

        1. I think I've seen a few at the Berkeley Farmer's Market on Saturday. Haven't noticed any on my mom's tree yet either.

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          1. re: chocolatetartguy

            I think I overheard Tairwa Knoll Farms, who I think were the only ones I saw with a very small amount of figs last week, mentioning they would not be at the Ferry Plaza Farmers Market this coming Saturday. You can double check on, their newsletter will come out tomorrow.

            1. re: Sixy

              The guy at Knoll Farm told me the same as I was buying some delicious Brown Turkey figs. They expect the second crop in a month or so.

          2. I got some delicious black mission figs from the Berkeley farmer's market on Sunday at Jack London Square 2 weekends ago.