Figs are ripening all over the island. In a time-honored tradition, kitchen stoves in the village are fired up to boil the figs and put them up as preserves.
Figs Fresh From the Tree:
A Batch of Figs Cooking:
Village Craftsmen has just received several cases of delicious fig preserves from an island family that has been making them for generations.
You can order your 2008 Ocracoke fig preserves by clicking here. They're tasty spread on homemade bread, used as a topping on ice cream, or (Ocracokers' favorite) used as the main ingredient in island fig cake. The recipe is on our web site. Just click here.
Our latest Ocracoke Newsletter is Lou Ann's account of installing an old-fashioned pitcher pump. You can read it here.