When Valley Fig Growers offered to send me some figs, I responded quickly. In the email exchange that followed, they said they would send some recipes too. A box arrived a few days ago with single-serving packets of Mission figlets and a bottle of fig balsamic vinegar.
I was fascinated by the printed materials they included. In addition to consumer recipes, they sent information about industrial fig products such as fig paste, fig concentrate and fig powder. Of the three, fig concentrate sounds the most appealing to me.