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Fresh figs

allieinbklyn Aug 11, 2007 12:40 PM

Hi there,

Looking for fresh figs--have I missed them or am I too early? Has anyone seen them around the city?


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    witnessprotection RE: allieinbklyn Aug 11, 2007 01:16 PM

    Allie, they're here in Philadelphia. I just got some at Trader Joe's.

    1. financialdistrictresident RE: allieinbklyn Aug 11, 2007 02:55 PM

      I'm craving them too (figs marinated in EVOO & balsamic vinegar, arugula, shaved Parm. Reg. - yum!). You might be too early. Haven't looked for them at the markets. None at Union Square Greenmarket today. Peaches are here.

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        superburns RE: allieinbklyn Aug 11, 2007 03:34 PM

        I think you might be on the later side. A month ago they were all over the place. Fairway, Citarella, Chelsea Market.

        Chelsea Market had pint containers for pretty cheap (don't remember how much) last week.

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          ChrisZ RE: allieinbklyn Aug 11, 2007 03:38 PM

          Might be a little far, but 3 Guys in Brooklyn had some terrific figs for sale today.

          1. erica RE: allieinbklyn Aug 11, 2007 04:46 PM

            $2.99 a box at Chelsea Market. Green or black. I boought a box today. I have also seen them at the street stands in Manhattan this week.

            1. dinner belle RE: allieinbklyn Aug 11, 2007 04:53 PM

              Don't know where you can find them, but when you do, check out this post for some great ideas on what to do with them.


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                jackieparis RE: dinner belle Aug 11, 2007 05:45 PM

                I just bought some at our local fruit stand on 77th and 3rd.

              2. vvvindaloo RE: allieinbklyn Aug 11, 2007 07:01 PM

                I bought a beautiful box of fresh green figs in the retail market on arthur ave. today. perfect.

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                  allieinbklyn RE: vvvindaloo Aug 11, 2007 07:37 PM

                  thanks to all!

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                  clr111 RE: allieinbklyn Aug 11, 2007 07:40 PM

                  I actually got them from Fresh Direct. I like to eat them for breakfast wrapped in proscuitto!

                  1. LNG212 RE: allieinbklyn Aug 12, 2007 05:03 AM

                    Fairway had them as of Thursday. They looked good.

                    1. MMRuth RE: allieinbklyn Aug 12, 2007 06:33 AM

                      I saw several varieties at Eli's on Third Avenue yesterday.

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