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Fresh Figs in Boston area?

ipsofatso Dec 7, 2009 05:27 AM

I need a flat (3 - 4 dozen) of fresh figs. Other than Chelsea Produce Markets, does anyone know where I can find fresh figs in the Boston area? (making several of my famous fig/ham/goat cheese pizza with caramelized onion)

  1. itaunas Dec 8, 2009 03:03 PM

    Its worth a call to New Deal Fruit in Revere, although I haven't been there recently. Pretty easy access from 128 -> Rt 1/Rt 60 exit, just avoid it Saturday afternoons. Sometimes available at the nearby Revere Flea Market, although really not worth the trip. They are still available in the area, although I haven't seen them as frequently at Roberto's in Medford (easy access from 93) or Rosebud in Malden.

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    1. re: itaunas
      ipsofatso Dec 9, 2009 06:55 AM

      I will stop in @ New Deal; WF in Swampscott has them but I need to get over that way so New Deal works better. Will report back.

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      treb Dec 8, 2009 11:03 AM

      You really missed the season big time, usually there best in August. You may luck out with an Italian grocer who may import them. One place that may have a bead on them would be Modern Bakery, worth a call.

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      1. re: treb
        StriperGuy Dec 8, 2009 02:28 PM

        I usually find decent figs available through the fall.

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          heypielady Dec 9, 2009 06:07 AM

          I bought fresh figs Monday at Russo's. I can't remember how much I paid. They were pretty good with a couple being over-ripe. But I think if your putting them on pizza they would work. Get yourself over there.

        2. StriperGuy Dec 7, 2009 05:39 AM

          Arax in Watertown almost always has them. Certainly if you give them a call a day or two ahead.

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            cpingenot Dec 7, 2009 05:51 AM

            Arax in the north end?!? Is that related to the Arax Armenian grocery in Watertown??
            I know that Arax in Watertown generally has figs at a good price, but I would call ahead because a) they don't always have them and b) they might not have a quantity.

            Russos would probably have them in quantity but it might not be a great price.
            I have bought large quantities of figs for jam at Haymarket, but this time of year I don't know if they could be depended on.

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              bear Dec 7, 2009 05:55 AM

              Russo's had them a couple of weeks ago, but I agree...they weren't as good a deal as some of their other stuff.

              1. re: cpingenot
                StriperGuy Dec 7, 2009 06:04 AM

                Gosh that was a heck of a typo. I meant Watertown. What was on my mind?

                1. re: StriperGuy
                  ipsofatso Dec 8, 2009 10:55 AM

                  No luck at Costco. May have to poke around some of the smaller market or Whole Foods.

            2. CocoDan Dec 7, 2009 05:33 AM

              I too would like some. I'm going to try Pace's in the North End. Will report back.
              I love them.
              CocoDan

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              1. re: CocoDan
                hotoynoodle Dec 10, 2009 06:08 AM

                i have never seen produce at the north end pace. i saw figs at haymarket, but not for several weeks and i think the season is about done.

              2. cassoulady Dec 7, 2009 05:29 AM

                Very often the costco in Everett has them. I have been really happy with them.
                Just be careful when not to let them get crushed on the ride home.

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