Chris Parisi’s Pick of The Week
Locally Grown Fresh Figs
Archaeological evidence shows that fig trees – together with the grape vine and olive tree – were one of the first plants to be cultivated. Wild fig pips have been dated to 9200 BC meaning they were literally grown in prehistoric times! They fig tree was known to Egyptians as ‘The Tree of Life.’ That’s not the only ancient connection these sweet delights have - according to legend, Buddha achieved enlightenment under the bodhi tree, a sacred fig tree. We’re not saying eating them might make you more wise, but they’ll definitely make your day more delicious!