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Fig Produce in trouble! Please consider this excellent eastdside store for shopping this Holiday.

PurpleTeeth Nov 21, 2009 07:54 AM

I told one of the Fig Produce owners about a discovery of mutual support for their store, and he said they’re teetering so close to the edge that he considered not stocking up for Thanksgiving week, but he did stock up with $8,000 worth of groceries, half of it produce that they really have to sell. They have grass fed beef, free range chicken, excellent produce, Local roasted coffee. This a store that is really trying to buy local & organic. Please lets support them.

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    alison Nov 21, 2009 08:03 AM

    Listing their address may help to support them :

    Figueroa Produce
    6312 N Figueroa St Los Angeles,
    CA 90042-2733
    (323) 255-3663

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      PurpleTeeth Nov 21, 2009 12:07 PM

      thx shoulda done that

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        Neta Nov 23, 2009 06:15 AM

        Is this around Avenue 63 and N. Figueroa?

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          PurpleTeeth Nov 23, 2009 09:16 AM

          Fig & York in the same shopping center as the 99cent store

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        tastycakes Nov 21, 2009 08:39 AM

        wow that's a surprise. that place is fantastic!!!!!!!! so much variety and everything is superfresh.

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          chez cherie Nov 21, 2009 09:23 AM

          thanks for posting this. it's a bit out of my way, but i will make a detour in order to support them. been there a few times, and really love the offerings.

          1. Chowpatty Nov 21, 2009 09:48 AM

            I've been buying all my coffee there the last few weeks (all varieties of Jones Coffee are I think $10.99 a lb. which is much less than at Jones) and they are happy to grind it for you.
            The grass-fed ground beef at $3.50 a lb. is an unbeatable deal and the grass-fed rib-eye, while it is of course priced much higher than ground beef, was also excellent. I've also become addicted to the cavolo nero which is a dollar a bunch, I think.
            I hope they will be able to survive and restock; I guess it's tough out there these days.

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              alnyden Nov 21, 2009 01:37 PM

              Figueroa Produce is great! If you are anywhere near the neighborhood, please give it a try. The prices are amazing for what you get. It's about the best meat department I've seen (including the grass feed beef). They also have home-made salsa, hummus, etc. Great prices on cheese. And lots of specialty items. Give them your money instead of Ralphs!

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                Kate is always hungry Nov 23, 2009 08:23 PM

                Sounds great! I'll try to get there this weekend. I'd rather give THEM my money than Ralphs or Whole Foods! Thanks to the OP, Purple Teeth, for the suggestion.

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                Layne Murphy Nov 21, 2009 03:14 PM

                Thanks for posting this. This truly is a little gem in the neighborhood. I will add that their store made salsa and guacamole are fantastic and they sell great quality tortilla chips. Also, they carry the most elusive Dr. Bob's Strawberry, Brown Sugar and Sour Cream ice cream. I've also gotten great deals on herbs and other fresh produce. The owner keeps a list and is wonderfully receptive to customer requests.

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                  SilkyD Nov 22, 2009 10:23 PM

                  Please support this hidden gem! They support the community, locally grown produce and locally made products. As mentioned great prices and selection of cheeses. This week Tuesday and Wed. Figueroa is hosting a tasting of Sticky Farms jams which i first tried at the LA County Fair - yummy and locally made! Check out other upcoming events. I love this store!!

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                    ciccionetta Nov 24, 2009 09:51 PM

                    Their 100% grass fed rib eye steaks are fabulous!!! Prices very reasonable, organic produce from local growers, love this store. Please don't let this place close, it would be a tragedy.

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