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ISO Fresh Figs

Now I am in search of fresh figs, my local produce monger is currently out and doesn't know when he'll get some in. Has anyone seen fresh figs near the Hollywood/West Hollywood area? I just don't have time to search high and low as party preparations are driving me insane! Thanks for the help.

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  1. Don't know if you have a Jon's Market near you, but they have them at the Jon's out here in the Valley.

    1. Aren't figs an autumn fruit? My parents' tree in Oceanside doesn't seem to bear fruit until September and October.

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        1. figs are a funny fruit: they bear in two seasons. there's a small early crop on last year's branches and then a late summer crop on new growth. the first crop is being harvested right now, but i haven't seen many. one of hte few is Dates by Davall at the Santa Monica wednesday market. he has brown turkeys, which are a workhorse fig but better than no fig at all.

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          1. re: FED

            I've seen fresh figs at Whole Choice (Irvine) this week.

            So FED's right. They are around. Based on that I'd probably advise you to look at local markets that cater to a Persian / Turkish / Armenian clientele.

          2. had some fabulously sweet ones at the westwood farmers market 2 weeks ago...and you're in luck, that particular market is open on thursdays...you might want to swing by there this afternoon.

            also, i don't know what type of party you're prepping for, but if you need a dessert idea, there's another vendor there called 'chunkomunko' cheesecakes, and other hounds seem to love their stuff...

            http://www.chowhound.com/topics/378191

            i've never tried them, but their mini cheesecakes might be convenient for individual dessert servings.

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            1. re: goodhealthgourmet

              Thanks for the suggestion, but I'm doing the chocolate fountain. Will keep the cheesecakes for another time though