Most of us have childhood memories of that one uncle that had a fig tree tucked away at the back of the yard. The days of figs in abundance have passed and today, the spotting of figs generally becomes big news.

Now Cape Town’s favourite weekend destination, Bay Harbour Market, brings back the nostalgia as it welcomes Figalicious to its wonderful selection of traders.

“We have fresh figs, berries, pomegranates, prickly pears and Dragon fruit when in season,” says Shirene Simmons of Figalicious, “and all our figs are sourced locally. We have figs from Worcester as well as organic figs from Wellington – they are smaller but very sweet.

Besides the fresh produce on offer, Shirene and her team also prepare a selection of the most delicious jars – everything from salad dressings and jams to chutneys and figs in brandy. The fig jam is made with raw honey (no sugar) and all products are preservative free.