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ziggylu Jul 9, 2008 06:41 PM

It's that time of year again folks...I'm chomping at the bit to get my hands on some but haven't found any yet.

Anyone seen any around town yet this year??

Can't wait to bite into the first one of the year.....

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    sunshineinaz Jul 9, 2008 08:17 PM

    I saw some at the Sprouts on 28th/Indian School last week but they looked a little sorry. Costco has had them in the past but haven't seem them yet there.

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      ziggylu Jul 9, 2008 09:05 PM

      Yes, I've been checking Costco since they usually get htem in every year...nice ones too. None yet this year though.

      Didn't see any at Sprouts this afternoon but will have to go back over across the street and look harder.

      I really need to plant a tree....

      1. re: ziggylu
        aztami Jul 9, 2008 11:34 PM

        Have you tried the Caramelized Red Onion & Fig Tapenade at The Olive Mill? It might satisfy your craving for the time being.

        http://queencreekolivemill.com/produc...

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      wrightp Jul 9, 2008 10:58 PM

      If you can find them, Phx is the origin of the famous black sphinx dates. They are grown in the Arcadia neighborhood and are pretty hard to get. This link has a contact for a woman named Erica who harvests them. I'm not a date enthusiast, but the black sphinx date is incredible food.
      http://www.arizonarealestatenotebook....

      1. TasteBud25 Jul 10, 2008 11:49 AM

        I don’t know about real figs but Roka Akor has some delicious fig infused Shochu.

        1. bortukan Jul 11, 2008 10:34 AM

          Whole Foods at 101 and Ray had a few baskets last week. A little expensive, but they were good, and the first I've seen. You might try calling one near you to see when there'll be more.

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            ziggylu Jul 11, 2008 11:31 AM

            THanks...I can walk to that one so I'll check this afternoon. I never go in there and actually forget it's there even though it's one of my neighbors.

            Hoping to find some for and for a dinner party I"m having tomorrow.

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            rbloom Jul 11, 2008 08:53 PM

            saw beautiful figs at costco yesterday - 2 lbs for about $6 if I remember right

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              ziggylu Jul 12, 2008 01:54 PM

              THanks, rbloom! We were there the other night and they hadn't come in yet but I went to the one here in CHandler this morning and lo....they they were in all their figgy delciousiness. I picked up 3 2lb packs for $5.49 each. Already halfway through the first pack.

              I also stopped in at Whole Foods early this morning while we were out for a bike ride...they wanted $6 for a pint, which was about 6 figs. Unfortunatley they were rather sad looking though so I didn't pick any up.

              fig season...sigh. I'm so happy!

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              duck833 Jul 12, 2008 02:47 PM

              At the Farmers Market in Eugene this morning several vendors had green figs for sale. Nice looking product for cheap. This is blueberry season, and local tomatoes are coming on.

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                lucy55 Jul 12, 2008 09:07 PM

                I just saw them at the Costco at 44th St and Thomas Friday 7-11

                1. winedubar Jul 14, 2008 09:04 AM

                  one windmill farms had them at the farmers market on saturday - they were delicious!!

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