Monthly Archives: September 2012

The Gilbertson Americana Barn

If you are a long-time Figi’s customer, more than likely you are familiar with the Americana Barn Collection.  For the past 21 years, Figi’s has 2012 Americana Barnadded a new collectible barn to the Americana Barn Series.  A beautiful ceramic barn comes with one of our award-winning Creamy Country Cheese Spreads.

While we love all of our barns, the 2012 Americana barn is extra special because it is inspired by a working dairy farm only 11 miles down the road from the Figi’s Corporate Office.

This historic barn is owned by Linda and James Gilbertson. While the couple has only owned the barn for a short period of time, it has been in the Gilbertson name since 1955.  James’s father, Vernon, purchased the property after he returned from the Korean War.  Vernon and his wife, Virginia, started a dairy farm and raised seven children; three of which still farm today.

Today, the Gilbertson farm continues to be a working farm.  James, Linda and their youngest daughter, Emily, care for 50 cows.

This big, red barn has graced more than just our own catalog pages throughout its existence.  It has been photographed for multiple magazines including Fleet Farm and Farm & Ranch magazine.

We’re always on the lookout for incredible barns as inspiration for the next Americana barn, have you seen the next barn?  We’d love to hear from you! Email us at [email protected].


Filed under Figi's, Traditions

Delightfully Delicious Halloween Treats

It may only be September, but we just can’t contain our excitement for our Halloween food gifts.

Many people may think Halloween is just a holiday for young children.  That couldn’t be further from the truth!  There’s no better time to embrace our spooky side with outdoor decorations and (moderately) indulging in tasty snacks.

Figi's Pumpkin FudgePumpkin Fudge

In the coming months, we are going to see pumpkins popping up just about everywhere – in our coffee and in our baked goods.  So why not add it to our fudge?  Our signature Pumpkin Fudge is the melt-in-your-mouth dessert for those wonderful fall occasions.

Figi's Happy Pumpkins Petits FoursHappy Pumpkins Petits Fours

If you enjoy our Season’s Greetings Petits Fours at Christmastime, you’ll love these little cakes.  The Happy Pumpkins Petits Fours are yellow and pumpkin spice cake pieces dipped in ribbons of orange and pumpkin buttercreme.  No one will be able to say ‘no’ to these smiling faces.

Figi's Spiced PumpkinsSpiced Pumpkins

Attention cream cheese lovers!  These beautiful pumpkins have a wonderful surprise inside.  Under a thin and sweet shell lies delicious pumpkin cake and real cream cheese filling.  These hand decorated cakes are sure to please you and all of your guests.

Figi's Pumpkin Cookie Jar and CookiesPumpkin Cookie Jar & Cookies

It just isn’t a holiday without cookies! If you’re not already in the Halloween spirit, you need to try these delicious pumpkin cookies.  All cookies include a friendly jack-o-lantern cookie jar to be used Halloween after Halloween.

Remember, Halloween is a holiday to be celebrated by the young and young-at-heart!  What is your favorite treat for Halloween?


Filed under Figi's, Fun, Holiday