What is Fair price for a pound of Figs

foolishpleasureOctober 7, 2010

This crazy farm is charging 6.50 per pound and you pick it yourself. No credit cards or checks only Cash. I bought two pounds. Makes me appreciate my trees.

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genecolin(Zone 9, LA)

I've only bought figs once and they charged 8 dollars for a gallon bucket of self picked figs and 10 dollars if they picked them for you. I have no idea of how much a gallon of figs weigh.
"gene"

    Bookmark   October 7, 2010 at 7:36AM
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jstall(8 N.E.TX)

I would say 6.50 a pound was very high. I do not know what a gallon of fig weigh. If I was to guess I would say at least three pounds or more. Gene the figs are a little cheaper here, pick your own is 6 dollars and they pick it is 8.00 per gallon. All they have is Celeste or Alma. Maybe if they had different figs they may be higher priced.

    Bookmark   October 7, 2010 at 9:40AM
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danab_z9_la

Mission figs from California go for $4 per clam box at the supermarket....approximately 1 pound. Maybe the u-pick-it operations charge a bit more to compensate for some of the free samples some customers take while picking their pound of figs. I know I would have to sample a few. I've heard a local say he would need to weigh some of his customers before and after they went into his fruit orchard to really make any money with them. They love eating his Asian pears family style right under the tree. They leave with a small bucket. Too funny......

    Bookmark   October 7, 2010 at 11:29AM
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foolishpleasure

I am wondering how they eat the fruit without being washed. I even soak my own produced fruit in water for 15 minutes then wash it. I laugh when I my Gf washes the fruit we buy from the store she almost to skin it.

    Bookmark   October 7, 2010 at 2:14PM
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girlbug2(z9/10, Sunset zone 24)

I on the other hand grew up eating all kinds of fruit straight from the tree--figs, plums, and boysens right off the vine. They were growing in my grandpa's yard so probably not sprayed with pesticides, but at the time I didn't know about that, I just ate fresh fruit without a moment's thought. Still do if I grow it myself.

    Bookmark   October 7, 2010 at 6:40PM
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oregonwoodsmoke(5 OR Sunset 1A)

It's probably not out of line. Some supermarkets are charging nearly $3 a pound for apples and more exotic fruits are a lot more.

A lot of the farmer's market vendors are charging $3 a pound for tomatoes.

The price of food just keeps going up and up.

I won't sell U-pick. I don't want to deal with the destructive customers and I can't even imagine how much the liability insurance would cost you.

    Bookmark   October 8, 2010 at 7:46PM
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bjs496

in the prime of the season, there are many Craiglist ads in Austin area for 2-3 dollars / pound for self-pick figs. I remember one for as little as a buck.

~james

    Bookmark   October 9, 2010 at 10:47AM
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mountainman0826(z8B TX)

In season, figs in the HEB groceries here in Austin, Texas sell for $4.99/lb. I have seen figs in the grocery store at $6.00 - $7.00/lb. However, we virtually never buy figs in the grocery store because they are often "mushy" and tasteless compared to the fresh figs from our orchard. Fresh figs are not very good when more than a week or so old.

    Bookmark   October 9, 2010 at 11:54AM
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gorgi(z7a_NJ)

Price of fig?

Those blessed by living in some fig-heaven place e.g., CA,
they should be quite available and (relatively) cheap?

For us up-north-people,(true ripe)figs are usually rare
to find and much more expensive... That is one
reason for we going through that (sometimes) nightmare
(think winter-protection) of growing our own figs.

Early Sept, I did find some very-good figs in pint
containers @ ~$5 each, they were Mission figs from CA.
The big surprise was that they freshly ripe, unlike
others that I had tried before (tasting like latex).

    Bookmark   October 9, 2010 at 5:53PM
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girlbug2(z9/10, Sunset zone 24)

Well gorgi, you'd think they'd be cheap here but it surprises me how much groceries will charge for a jewel case of figs,many of which are already starting to show mold if you look on the bottoms. At a small market nearby there were 4 packs of missions and kadotas going for 4 dollars each. Other times I've seen brown turkeys for sale for 6 dollars per 8 ounce package. At a Trader Joe's on the other hand I saw a huge plastic case of about 24 Missions for only 12.99. That was 2 weeks ago, and so far the best price that's ever come to my attention.

    Bookmark   October 10, 2010 at 12:46PM
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debbies_cockatiels_2(__6 Philly PA.)

I live in Delaware County, Near Philadelphia Pennsylvania
and the Produce Junctions here sell figs in a pint
container for 2.00 each. I have been buying 2 a day for
weeks they are tree ripened and ooooo sooo good....
They have had three kinds, 1 large green then "something"
and then black mission for the last 3 weeks...
YUMMMMM!!! I LOVE TO EAT FIGS !!! And Grow Fig Trees...

    Bookmark   October 11, 2010 at 12:05AM
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