California Figs
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Celebrating California Figs All Month | August 2013

Please mark your calendar for a month of “FIGtastic celebrations” throughout Fresno during the month of August!

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The Organic View Interview

September 2012 - Listen to an interview with Karla Stockli on The Organic View

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Celebrate a Valley Treasure at 9th Annual Fig Fest

Aug. 5, 2012 (Fresno, CA) – The California fig industry presents the 9th Annual Fig Fest to celebrate one of the region’s most prized and enjoyed treats, the California Fig, on Saturday Aug 11, 2012. The event will be a delicious affair featuring California figs in innovative flavorful dishes along with specialty foods, wine and entertainment at the California State University, Fresno campus.

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Delicious California Figs Shine Brightly No Matter the Season

Winter Fancy Food Show Names the Fig a Top Culinary Trend; Kicks Off Another Year-Long Celebration of Nutritious California Figs

FRESNO, Calif., April 19, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Highlighted as one of the culinary world's trending items by the National Association for the Specialty Food Trade, figs took center stage at the 37th Annual Winter Fancy Food show in San Francisco this past January. California Figs allow chefs and consumers the opportunity to incorporate this on-trend fruit into an array of dishes throughout the year.

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Figs are HOT at the Fancy Food Show - no surprise

Figs are HOT at the Fancy Food Show - no surprise

Figs were featured as a trend at the 2012 Winter Fancy Food Show this year. See these articles to learn more about your favorite fruit.

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Figs Featured in Good Housekeeping

An award-winning chef and well-known journalist, Susan Westmoreland is responsible for planning and producing Good Housekeeping's food features. She hosts a video blog that tackles the age-old question, "What's for dinner tonight?" She also manages the editorial test kitchen, where the hundreds of recipes that appear in the magazine each year are developed and perfected through triple testing.

In the September issue, a fig feature in Susan Westmoreland’s section – Goodfood. Enjoy!

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Celebrating a Valley Treasure

Savor Gourmet Food Samples and Extraordinary Wines from the Central San Joaquin Valley Best Chefs, Food Purveyors and Wine Makers. Enjoy Fresh and Dried California Figs, Delicious Recipes, Entertainment and More at the 8th Annual Fig Fest!

August 13th | 9:00 AM – 12:30 PM | Fresno State - Ag East Lawn

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June 2011 Newletter

Spring into Summer with California Figs Succulent, aromatic and naturally sweet, California Figs are the perfect fruit choice for great summertime noshing! And, while you can enjoy California Dried Figs year round, it’s time to celebrate the start of the California Fresh Fig season. Lucky for us, it starts in mid-May, will be in full swing by mid-August, and will continue on through mid-December.

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They Draw & Cook Winners Announced!

The California Dried and Fresh Fig Industry is pleased to announce the winners of the 2011 YEAR of the FIG- They Draw & Cook Recipe Contest. The competition included over 140 beautiful tasty designs, submitted by talented food illustrators from all over the world.

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2011 is the “Year of the Fig”

Sweet, savory, fresh, dired sliced, diced, baked, pureed and sautéed… there are a lot of ways to enjoy simply beautiful, simply delicious California Figs. Now is the ideal time to explore the wonderful world of figs, and here are just a few reasons why:

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California Figs Recognized for Outstanding Promotions

The Fresno Advertising Federation recognized California Figs for high quality advertising and promotions in its recent ADDY Awards program held in Fresno, CA. Eight entries were designated Gold Medal winners.

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California Figs Declared “It” Fruit by Epicurean Insiders

Luscious! Addictive! Seedy Heaven! Taste of Eden! Sublime! These are the words and phrases used to describe California Figs by members of today's most preeminent culinary organizations – the International Association of Culinary Professionals (IACP) and Les Dames d'Escoffier International (Les Dames).

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Editorial Opportunities with California Figs

California Figs are always in season. Here are some ideas to fill your food pages and your plates, too, for the rest of the year. Contact the California Fig Advisory Board for recipes and photography.

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January 2011 Newsletter

Do you find that about this time every year you heave a sigh of relief to discover that the holidays are past, and begin to think that it is time to again look for balance in your life? Does your resolve include efforts to develop more balance between eating healthier, more exercise, spending more time with family and friends, and having more enjoyment in your life?

Let's begin with healthier eating and regular exercise. First of all, take this time to begin a fitness program; write down your goals and chart your progress. Another important component to a healthier you is to eat well. Plan your meals and snacks a week at a time; shop with a grocery list; buy fresh fruits and vegetables when they are available; and, don't leave good nutrition to chance! Reach often for dried fruits, like California Figs to add delicious nutrition, portability and unique flavors to your favorite foods, as well as for delicious snacking anytime.

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December 2010 Newsletter

This holiday season enjoy these delicious chef-inspired dishes presented by Chef Robert Del Grande, Houston, TX. Your friends and family will love the way Del Grande pairs simple ingredients with California figs.

Del Grande is the chef-owner of several outstanding Houston restaurants (notably RDG + Bar Annie and The Grove) and instrumental in the development of Southwestern Cuisine as we know and enjoy it today. In this holiday menu, Robert brings his inspiring use of simple ingredients to transform traditional dishes into spectacular dining choices for a fabulous holiday party!

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November 2010 Newsletter

Welcome! To the first issue of The California Fig newsletter, electronically. Let us know what you like about it and what you don't by joining the California Fig Community. Friend us on Facebook or keep up with the latest on Blog Buzz at www.californiafigs.com.

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* Just in from FIG FEST 2010

Fig Fest 2010 Winners are now posted on the Fig Fest page.

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Figs FEATURED as Secret Ingredient ON “IRON CHEF AMERICA”

National Show Highlights Versatility of Figs, a Valued California Commodity Dear California Fig Industry and Friends, Did you catch last night’s episode of “Iron Chef America” on the Food Network? California Figs were the featured secret ingredient! Iron Chef Masaharu Morimoto competed against Aspen, Colo.-based chef, Dena Marino, in the first-ever fig challenge. Both chefs used one of the Valley’s most cherished commodities in unique and exciting ways!

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