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shmates Jun 6, 2013 09:15 PM

Where can I buy fresh figs in Calgary right now?

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    Albertagirl RE: shmates Jun 6, 2013 10:41 PM

    Not sure if they have them now, but the one place I know that has fresh figs the most often is Shaganappi Grocery on 17th Ave and 37th St SW.

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      josey124 RE: shmates Jun 7, 2013 05:40 AM

      I don't think figs are in season right now. Usually late summer/fall Costco has them.

      1. cellophane_star RE: shmates Jun 7, 2013 08:12 AM

        I have seen them at the Prairie Farms booth at Kingsland Farmers Market. I can report back if I see them after my visit on Saturday.

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          cellophane_star RE: cellophane_star Jun 11, 2013 01:22 PM

          Good thing this thread popped up again because I totally forgot to look when I was at Kingsland last weekend :O

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            cellophane_star RE: cellophane_star Jun 14, 2013 09:16 PM

            Update: fresh black mission figs at kingsland -$16 for a flat, I think. Can't remember the price exactly, just that they are there!

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          Beachy1 RE: shmates Jun 7, 2013 10:51 AM

          I've bought them at Lina's Italian Market but not sure if they have them now.

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            shmates RE: shmates Jun 7, 2013 12:33 PM

            Thanks all! I stopped in at Shaganappi Grocery and was told that they expect figs by the end of the month. Can't wait! I know they are also available at the Calgary Farmer's Market, just not yet....

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              tibbles RE: shmates Jun 11, 2013 12:57 PM

              Figs! Superstore Sunridge, California, black mission, $7.98 for 24. Delicious, get 'em soon.

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                shmates RE: shmates Jun 11, 2013 01:46 PM

                Thanks, tibbles. I saw some also at Mercato, but they were about the same price for six!! Crazy.

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                  Leibowitz RE: shmates Jun 13, 2013 03:17 AM

                  Ha, yeah, that makes sense. Anyone with some money want to help me duplicate Mercato's business plan? We could do it in Kensington or Springbank with a French, or possibly, Asian market.

                  I almost guarantee Mercato buys a lot of its inventory at the Real Canadian Wholesale Club, marks it up at a factor of 4.5 on retail cost, and sells it with the store made stuff.

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                  shmates RE: shmates Jun 14, 2013 01:26 PM

                  If anyone else is interested....the Cherry Pit at the Calgary Farmer's Market now has figs in. They were $14 for a tray of 24.

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                    carlitguy RE: shmates Jun 25, 2013 06:22 PM

                    Boy you learn something everyday! I should have known they were seasonal and I was getting frustrated I couldn't find any. Now I know why!

                    1. Jasz RE: shmates Jun 25, 2013 09:49 PM

                      Saw some black ones at the Calgary Farmers' Market this past weekend.
                      I'm with Albertagirl to wait until Shaganappi gets the nice green ones in later this summer.

                      1. cellophane_star RE: shmates Jun 27, 2013 05:17 PM

                        I bought 2 lbs of black mission figs at Costco a few days ago. Great price and they're delicious!

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                          Sandy204 RE: shmates Jun 29, 2013 07:41 AM

                          We just bought a tray of fresh Figs! (SuperStore). Mind you, that was in Saskatoon, but I would say they are in the stores now.

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                            maplesugar RE: Sandy204 Jun 29, 2013 11:15 AM

                            Even our local Superstore (Red Deer) is advertising flats of mission figs-tis the season. I'll be getting my fill asap :)

                          2. nutellaluvr RE: shmates Jul 2, 2013 07:43 AM

                            I bought two flats of Black Mission Figs this past weekend at the Italian Store (next to Scarpone's). $7.99 ea and gorgeous! We got home from SoCal a week ago where we had fresh figs at the local farmer's market, and the figs I picked up here were just as good, hence the second flat.

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                              tibbles RE: shmates Jul 14, 2013 09:38 AM

                              Got some at Costco Medicine Hat, because Superstore was out. They were cheap at Costco ($6.99 for 24) but not nearly as good as SS. But If I need my fix, I will take them over nothing.

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                                tibbles RE: shmates Jul 18, 2013 09:00 PM

                                I haven't been able to find any lately, has anyone seen them?

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                                  tibbles RE: shmates Jul 26, 2013 11:32 PM

                                  To answer my own question, superstore has nice calimyrna figs. $7.96 a flat. They also had small containers of black mission figs too.

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