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Jul 6, 2009 01:31 PM

Fresh figs in Toronto?

Hello all,
Does anyone know where you can find fresh figs in Toronto? Preferably downtown, but I'll go far if needed. I searched Kensington, Chinatown, Metro, and several independent grocers unsuccessfully.
Thank you very much!

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  1. I saw really nice onces at Fiesta Farms last week. I had a friend in from Calgary and he bough two whole flats to take back with him. His dad loves fresh figs (it was his b-day) and he cannot find them in Calgary, which I thought was a little stange.

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    1. re: acd123

      Calgary is a produce wasteland...despite the proximity to the Okanagan, produce is generally sub-par in cow-town.

      1. re: grandgourmand

        That's weird. Unless the produce is brought to town on stagecoach, there should be the same stuff in Calgary as there is in TO. It's all brought in by trucks and planes anyway.

        1. re: acd123

          I'm sure there are figs somewhere in Calgary...but the demand isn't as prevalent as it is in toronto, so it's not all over the place and probably a much higher price.

          I lived there for four years...I always found it weird that Okanagan stuff was so difficult to find. I'm sure things have changed since then, but I don't think by much (I go back every so often).

    2. Not downtown but I did see a couple of cases of fresh figs at Lady York on Dufferin between Glencairn & Lawrence on Saturday.

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        1. re: fickle

          Also not downtown, but Highland Farms seems to have fresh figs quite often. I saw flats of black California figs last week.

        2. Fiesta Farms has tons of them on sale! Just saw them yesterday. Looked very lovely.

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          1. re: Arcadiaseeker

            Also saw them at Fiesta Farms. In flats or individually.

          2. I just saw them at my Loblaw's at Yonge and Yonge Blvd. The uptown Pusateri's always has them, too, so the downtown store will likely have them.

            1. I saw nice looking ones at Costco today. Closest would be Queensway, or Yorkdale (Wilson east of Dufferin.