Figs (Organic) **Our Farm** (End of Season)
A deep purple skin covers a brilliantly enticing texture and a fantastically sweet flavour. Figs are lovely eaten fresh, added to a salad, served with cheese, added to jams, or stewed – it’s little wonder why the fig has been a treasured gift since the earliest civilizations!
How do we make sure we provide top quality figs?
Simple – we grow them ourselves! Our figs are tree-ripened, and we only pick them when they are plump and absolutely ripe. You’ll taste the difference too – smooth, soft skin, the most enticing fleshy texture, and a taste that will make you close your eyes and smile in appreciation. We make sure they are not over-ripe when we pick them – no signs of wrinkling, no sour aroma or sticky appearance.
Where do we source our figs from?
We have a couple of fig trees on our farm. When our fig season is late, or while we wait for the next batch to ripen for harvest, we source our supply from the mid-Murray, Goulburn Valley and Sunraysia districts.
What is the best way to keep figs?
We would advise against storing figs for too long, we pick them when they are absolutely ripe, so if you store them for more than a couple of days (even in the fridge) their taste and texture will decrease. If you need to store them, leave them in an airtight plastic bag in the fridge (optimal storage conditions are at 0°C and 90%-100% relative humidity). If you want to ripen the fruit, they ripen best at room temperature.
Fig nutritional information
Figs are a very good source of dietary fibre (which keeps you regular), and a solid source of vitamin C, sodium and calcium (which is important for the maintenance of bone strength and the prevention of osteoperosis).
Fig seasonal information
Figs are generally available between December and May.
Fig serving tips and suggestions
Figs are lovely eaten fresh, added to a salad, served with cheese, added to jams, or stewed.
**Please note: When our delicious, farm fresh figs are not available due to weather or shortage in fruit supply, they will be substituted for figs from other Victorian farms.**