Get fresh figs from Polito Farm and Pudwill Berry Farms at the Little Italy Mercato this Saturday! Use black mission figs from Pudwill and fresh chevre from Nicolau Farms in this fig and goat cheese bruschetta, or make a classic Sicilian caponata by mixing figs with eggplant from Vang’s Farm or Suzie’s Farm. Adriatic figs from Polito Farm have a pale green skin and a bright pink, almost strawberry colored flesh; they’re especially sweet and perfect in desserts. Combine them with anna apples from Terra Bella Ranch and almonds from Hopkins Ag in this fig and apple tart. Ripe figs have a short shelf life, so plan to use them within two or three days; but we fig-ure they won’t last that long once you taste them!