2004_08_food_clintonfinalrevised.jpgFor Gothamist, September means fresh Black Mission figs. In NYC markets for about another month, Black Mission figs have smaller seeds than other varieties. They are sweet, soft and the perfect vessel for stuffing or wrapping. Gothamist likes to carve out a little hole in the top of the fig and fill them with fresh corn, a soft cheese and wrap with proscuitto. Or hey, just eat them straight up. How do you like to enjoy figs this time of year?

Black Mission Figs can be found in many city markets for about $2.99 a package.