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7th Annual California Fig Fest
Story, Photos & Slide Shows by JoAnne Green
Published August 10, 2010

7th Annual Fig Festival, Clovis/Fresno, Central California

A lot of exciting activities have happened at the peak of summer in Clovis and Central California. One of the most popular festivals in August was the Seventh Annual California Fig Fest on Saturday, August 7, 2010.

It was a perfect time for a Fig Fest as California fresh figs are at their peak season in August. The beautiful location to taste delicious California fresh and dry figs, both straight and in a variety of scrumptious dishes, was on the cool and shady lawn of California State University, Fresno.

This year, California Fig Growers Association and Slow Food Madera jointly created a remarkable and delicious Fig Fest. On this Saturday, fig growers, food purveyors, and highly talented and well-known chefs from more than a dozen top restaurants in the Central Valley put out great selections of incredibly creative dishes and artisan products for fairgoers and fig lovers to taste. There was no doubt that ample samples of various unique and delectable fresh and dry fig-based dishes, such as from Cracked Pepper Bistro, Ruth's Chris Steakhouse, The Vineyard Restaurant & Bar, Love & Garlic, The Rue and Gwen Gibson Farm Market, The Vintage Press, Trio Restaurant, Whole Foods Market, and many other restaurants and caterers, were the main ingredients for a successful seventh Annual California Fig Fest.

Here are photo essays that illustrated a wide range of fun activities at Fig Fest 2010:

Linda Cain stands next to her sons, Adam & Andrew.

Linda comes to the Fig Fest every year to help at the booth of Valley Fig Growers.

It was the first year for Adam and Andrew

Here are two first time fairgoers, Jill Espinosa and Jamie Gearon.

Jamie comes to Fig Fest because she likes figs and is looking forward to trying new taste and flavor.

Jill comes to Fig Fest because she enjoys organic fruit. She feels that figs are good for the body.

Owners of Trelio Restaurant in Clovis, Chef Mike Shackelford and his father James Shackelford, along with one of their employees, Christina Ferguson, invite fairgoers to taste Caramel Chocolate Stuffed Figs with Maldon Sea Salt. These unique fig confections were specially created by Chef Shackelford for Fig Fest. Chef Shackelford used dried Calimyrna figs for this delicious recipe.

A mother and son team, Guillume and Renee Laquerriere from Mesple Farms, Madera, show a display of Black Mission figs. They also have beautiful Calimyrna and Brown Turkey figs here at Fig Fest.

The Herman Family, Erik, Diane, Kevin, and Lindsey, have been very busy to answer fairgoers' many questions about varieties of figs from The Specialty Crop Co., such as Sierra, Kadota, Brown Turkey, and Black Mission.
There were also questions about different types of fig plants at their booth, such as Tiger, Brown Turkey, Sierra, and Black Mission

Fairgoers got a great treat at the booth of Love & Garlic. The owner Nancy Vajretti is busy dishing up her delicious creamy Juan Fig Flan.

This young lady already has such a gourmet palate as she goes for the refreshing looking Fig Couscous Salad prepared by Sierra Nut House in Fresno.

Chef Daniel Renteria's recipe for Stuffed Fig with Beef Brisket with California Mission Fig Barbecue Sauce is a winner. Fairgoers are patiently waiting for these yummy morsels.

California Fig Fest is a wholesome family event with face painting for children, popular easy-listening music for adults, and the game of Pétanque for fairgoers of all ages.

With an emphasis on California figs, both fresh and dry, as the main ingredients, a good selection of fresh and delicious-tasting dishes from many innovative and talented chefs and food purveyors around the Central Valley made the Seventh Annual California Fig Fest a splendid festival.

Copyright © 2010 JoAnne Green. All rights reserved.

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