FigFamily Emergency Fund

Fig Chronicles Crisis Mode:

Many of you, our loyal and supportive guests have been asking how you can help knowing that we have laid off the majority of our team (160+). We have set up this fundraiser  to contribute to our FigFamily Emergency Fund that we started in 2017 during the wildfires.  We are looking to provide our FigFamily with some financial assistance during this time. 100% of the donations made here will go to FigFamily members that are no longer able to work and we ask that you consider making a donation to contribute.  Every dollar counts, no donation is too small - or simply sharing this post - could have a huge impact on the livelihood of our FigFamily. 

So, after five days, we are following our instincts and we are once again halting our operations. We will reopen our businesses when the time is right. 

The uncertainty of how this pandemic may be moving through our community is our reason to stop. We are working in an environment with an invisible enemy that seems to be getting closer to home.  As the numbers rise in Sonoma County, we will continue to shelter in place.  

With the remaining staff, we attempted to start fig to go in an effort to serve our community and generate some revenue. We had a busy week, but deep down inside, we felt unsure that we had made the right decision. 

The majority of our FigFamily of 160+  has been laid off and we have been trying to direct them to all of the available resources to keep them afloat until we can get back to work.


the girl & the fig, LLC  made the decision to temporarily close our businesses in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. We want to do what we can do to curb the spread of germs and the virus, and we believe that this is in the best interest of public health.  This was an extremely difficult decision to make as our staff needs the work and our guests were showing us their support with their patronage.  

We are grateful for your consideration and generosity and look forward to opening our doors and being able to serve you again.

As things continue to pivot, we will keep you posted with updates on our websites and our social pages.

the girl & the fig, LLC opened in Sonoma Valley in 1997. The business includes two restaurants: the girl & the fig and the fig cafe & winebar.
Our catering company includes the girl & the fig CATERS!, fig cakes + sweets, Suite D and the fig rig.  The company's success is mainly due to all of the wonderful FigFamily members that have worked with us for over twenty two years.  This is for them!



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