Any date lovers out there? I can't say I'm a big fan (it reminds me of prunes), but I did see these fresh dates being sold at the Civic Center Farmers Market in San Francisco last week and thought it was interesting to see them still on the stem. Usually I see dates all dried and packaged. A vendor was selling these for $2.50 a pound. A sign says that these fresh dates are best when they get dark brown, which is really just drying them on the stem. They would make an interesting centerpiece for a dinner table huh?