Wednesday, August 05, 2015


Figs are abundant on Ocracoke, and many island residents are busy this time of year putting up preserves. In 2014 Hurricane Arthur (July 4) nearly destroyed fig production. So far this year we have seen a bumper crop.

As a result, Village Craftsmen again has preserved figs for sale.

Fig preserves are tasty spread on your morning toast, are the main ingredient in a delicious island cake (, make a popular appetizer when served with goat cheese, and are included in many traditional and innovative recipes.

We have a new supply of this year's fig preserves in pint and half pint jars, ready to ship immediately. Order your fig preserves here: You will be glad you did!

This month's Ocracoke Newsletter tells the delightful story of the 19th century "Stovepipe Hat" wreck. It has been told for years in books & magazines, but it probably never happened. You can read the story (and my research) here:


  1. Anonymous11:04 AM

    Dale may be gone but his figs are still there. Wife and daughter love his fig cakes. David in Fay

  2. Anonymous4:24 PM

    Philip, are these fig preserves you sell in your shop for Ocracoke? Home grown? If they are we will try some next week when we arrive. thanks, N. Miller

    1. All of our fig preserves are made right here on the island from locally grown figs. Island fig trees are full of figs right now.