Occasionally making an appearance in the Abundant Harvest produce boxes is the green Kadota fig. The Kadota has a mild sweet flavor, and is famous for being the filling in Fig Newton cookies.
Kadota figs have a thicker skin than the Black Mission variety. They can be eaten fresh or cooked. Pair figs them with tart yogurt, cheeses, savory or salty dishes, as well as sweet desserts. Enjoy fresh out of hand, quartered in salads, with cheeses, or baked into desserts. Figs can be poached, grilled, baked, or made into jams and preserves.
Figs are delicate, and should be among the first items consumed from your box. They are highly perishable and bruise easily. Your fresh figs should last a week to ten days unwashed, stored in a single layer in sealed in a plastic bag in the refrigerator, or in the produce basket in the crisper drawer. Just remember to give them plenty of room for air circulation and eat them quickly!