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Dec 7, 2009 05:27 AM

Fresh Figs in Boston area?

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)

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  1. 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.

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

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      1. re: CocoDan

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

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        1. re: StriperGuy

          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.

          1. re: cpingenot

            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

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

              1. re: StriperGuy

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

          2. 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

              I usually find decent figs available through the fall.

              1. re: treb

                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. 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

                  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.