Saturday, September 24, 2005

Figs: Going, going...

This weeks fig index is set at 5.00 a basket for starchy and thick-skinned figs without a lot flavor.

I'd picked up a single basket last week for 4.00 thinking I had all the time in the world. They were small and thin-skinned, dense with flavor, and so ripe they gave off a scent that threatened fermentation or rot. The women running the stand where I got them had drawn up a sign asking people not to squeeze them.

This week there was only one stand with figs, the stand where I'd purchased my first basket of the season incidentally.

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