You might have noticed that figs made an appearance on our Summer Produce Guide. That's because figs have two seasons: a quick, early summer season and then a main crop starting near the end of summer that continues through the fall.
To select, don't judge by looks alone. A shrunken and wrinkled fig may actually be a better choice than one that looks pristine. Small cracks won't affect the flavor. Also, ripe figs should be heavy for their size.
• Pork with Figs and Farro
• Caramelized Fresh Figs with Sweet Cream
• Granola with Honey-Scented Yogurt and Baked Figs
• Warm Salad of Grilled Figs, Grapes, and Bitter Greens
• Fresh Fig Focaccia
See More: Fantastic Fig Recipes