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Fresh figs?

redhead Dec 20, 2006 04:13 PM

Can anyone tell me the most likely place to find fresh figs on a regular basis? (some Loblaws seem to stock them, but not consistently)...I have a hankering for figs stuffed with gorgonzola cheese, wrapped in proscuitto...heated just till the cheese melts..yum!! (oh yes..somewhere below Bloor would be preferable in terms of location..)

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    FlavoursGal Dec 20, 2006 04:15 PM

    Harvest Wagon on Yonge just south of the Summerhill LCBO, or Harvest Wagon Too, on Eglinton east of Chaplin Cres.

    Have you tried St. Lawrence Market?

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      Nyleve Dec 20, 2006 04:47 PM

      I think they'll be scarce and expensive this time of year. Figs are no longer in season. This fall they were CHEAP and abundant, but I'm not seeing them around anymore.

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        Pape foodie Dec 20, 2006 04:51 PM

        I saw some at St. Lawrence market yesterday.

        1. redhead Dec 20, 2006 08:09 PM

          I saw them in abundance in the fall too..and you are right (Nyleve) they were really cheap! I wonder what out of season figs are like? I think I will check at St. Lawrence on the weekend..thanks for the tips.

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            TwinklyTerrapin Dec 20, 2006 11:35 PM

            Figs, I think, are in season in the late summer to early winter. I was seeing them up until about October, but not so much these days. The fancypants places like the Harvest Wagon may have them, if you're willing to mortgage a kidney, but I don't think most places will have them until next summer
            ..but if you find some, let us know. Figs with mascarpone is one of my favourite things ever...

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              alltummy Dec 21, 2006 05:10 PM

              they had huge figs at the Kitchen Table in First Canadian place last week. They looked delicious but were $1 each. I find that they have them there alot, strangely.

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                faijay Dec 22, 2006 06:35 AM

                Lady York on Dufferin usually has figs in small flats, but I don't remember if I saw them the last time I was there.

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                  innercitykitty Dec 24, 2006 12:30 PM

                  There is a small greengrocer called K's fruit market on Roncesvalles just south of galley (or garden), i believe, where i bought fresh figs last week - they weren't so expensive. as a note, they always have really nice vegetables, with a decent organics selection.

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                    ah123 Dec 26, 2006 08:20 PM

                    You can try St Lawrence, Pusateris, or Whole Foods. Even Rabba sometimes has them since they typically carry some Middle Eastern ingredients.

                    Figs are grown in Mediterranean regions or climates so different times of year may mean importing them from further or different places.

                    Nevertheless, fruits are not factory-made and thus are not rolled off of a conveyor belt 365 days a year exactly as they "should" be. Sometimes you cannot expect any one place to offer produce in the same condition, shape and form as you would manufactured products.

                    Try a variety of sources, and perhaps also try developing a palate that adapts to mother nature and the changing seasons.

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                      Cat123 Dec 26, 2006 08:31 PM

                      Just saw them this afternoon at Whole Foods.

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