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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

        Thank you!!! Will go look.

        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.

              1. I saw some at the Metro at College Park (Yonge & College) this morning right next to the blueberries, strawberries etc.

                1. They have been avaialble since early June around Logan and Danforth. I bought two pint boxes of mission figs yesterday. Most stores have them at 2 boxes for $4.

                  1. I saw some last night at Maple Produce on Roncesvalles (at Fermanagh)

                    1. I also saw some fresh figs at Arz Fine Foods and Bakery at Lawrence/near Warden
                      1909 Lawrence Avenue East 416-755-5084 Great price too!

                      1. I saw them at Whole Foods in Yorkville

                        1. not exactly downtown but they have it at mcewan.

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                          1. re: helen0505

                            Thank you everyone!
                            I got some at Fiesta Farms, and they were great. Mushy and sweet!
                            I might try the whole foods at Yorkville as well.

                            1. re: molly82

                              also great ones at Harvest Wagon in rosedale

                              1. re: stonewall36

                                I just bought some last week at the new Longo's Market on Dundas, just west of Bay.

                          2. I just spoke with Lady York Foods (Dufferin & Lawrence), and they have fresh figs, 5/pack for $4.99.

                            1. I hear ya! I am totally dying for some fresh figs but cannot find them anywhere. Neither at that Shaw / Dundas farmers market now in Liberty Village. If anyone knows where we can buy these little beauties in the west end of Toronto, please advice. Much appreciated.

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                              1. re: ChasssTO

                                Any grocer in Kensington Market. See them all the time.

                                1. re: ChasssTO

                                  You'll rarely find fresh local figs anywhere in Toronto. They're generally grown for home use and are not sold at market. Laura Sabourin of Feast of Fields Farm in Niagara is the only farmer I know of who ever sells them. She's at Dufferin Grove Market on Thursday afternoons.

                                  1. re: ChasssTO

                                    Not local but fresh figs seem to be everywhere this year. Saw several varieties at Highland Farms this a.m., also at Longo's.

                                    1. re: ChasssTO

                                      bought some at whole foods yesterday. i saw them there last year as well.

                                    2. This post brings back fond memories. It's how I found chowhound, craving fresh figs in march due to little firefly!

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                                      1. re: LexiFirefly

                                        aren't figs just the most delicious food on earth! I love them stuffed with stilton!

                                        1. re: ChasssTO

                                          They are. I love them with almost anything!

                                      2. Thanks to everyone who gave me a tip - it looks like lovely black figs are available at Longos (ie Grocery Gateway). Best, SBW