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Are there any fresh figs left in OC?

Nakdcpl Dec 8, 2006 12:45 AM

I'm hosting an important dinner on 12/16/06 and was planning on including a roasted fig course but am having trouble finding any fresh figs. I've tried Whole Foods, Trader Joe's, Gelson's and a couple of local Farmer's Markets.

Has anyone seen fresh figs anywhere in the last few days or am I s.o.l?


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  1. Das Ubergeek RE: Nakdcpl Dec 8, 2006 04:47 AM

    There were a very, very few Brown Turkey figs at the Studio City farmer's market this past Sunday.

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      carter RE: Das Ubergeek Dec 8, 2006 04:10 PM

      Likewise at the Farm Boys Market in the same center as Trader Joe's in Sherman Oaks, but not exactly OC-friendly!!!

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        Das Ubergeek RE: carter Dec 8, 2006 04:15 PM

        No, but not so far away that it wouldn't be a barometer of figvailability in OC... :)

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      mrsjoujou RE: Nakdcpl Dec 8, 2006 01:00 PM

      I think I saw some at Wholesome choice in Irvine last sat.You can call and ask.

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        glutton RE: Nakdcpl Dec 8, 2006 04:24 PM

        My wife bought some at the Santa Monica wednesday farmer's market this week. They were huge, sweet figs.

        You may consider Marina Farms in Playa del Rey -- they have bailed me out in the past when I've needed a fruit or vegetable when it is almost out of season.

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          FED RE: Nakdcpl Dec 8, 2006 05:30 PM

          this has been a freakishly long season, they should have been done a month ago. but i saw some at marukai in garden grove yesterday. brown turkeys, looked in pretty good condition.

          1. OCEllen RE: Nakdcpl Dec 8, 2006 06:53 PM

            At Whole Foods in Tustin I saw them last week but I'd call to make sure they are still available.

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              Nakdcpl RE: OCEllen Dec 8, 2006 07:05 PM

              Thanks for the tips. I found some nice Calimyrna Figs at the Trader Joe's in Brea last night. I'm going to hit Tustin WF today and see what they have.

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