Featured Harvest

The Harvest of the Month Featured Produce is Figs!

In season August, September, October

Nutritional Benefits:

  • High in fiber & potassium
  • Helps maintain healthy cholesterol levels
  • Non-dairy source of calcium
  • Fat, cholesterol, & sodium free

Fun Facts:

  • Figs are believed to be one of the first food crops ever to be cultivated.
  • Fossils found near Jericho, Jordan, show figs were farmed before staples wheat, barley and legumes.
  • Fig trees grow wonderfully in NC.

Produce Tips:

  • Pick figs with smooth, unbroken skin
  • Figs should be soft to the touch
  • Store figs in a plastic bag in the coldest part of refrigerator
  • Use within 2 days

Source: Lifetime Daily