Figs have been a big part of Ocracoke Island life for generations, especially in August & September when figs ripen. Village Craftsmen employee and native islander, Dale Mutro, follows in his grandmama's steps, and puts up many jars of fig preserves every season.
Last week UNCTV aired a segment on Ocracoke figs...
and fig preserves...
You can listen to Dale and other islanders talk about figs, fig preserves, and fig cakes by following this link: http://video.unctv.org/video/2365329684/. The segment on Ocracoke figs begins at 14:17.
The interview with Gaynelle Tillett is priceless!
Our latest Ocracoke Newsletter
is about the Unionist North Carolina State Government established at
Hatteras in 1861. You can read all about it here: http://www.villagecraftsmen.com/news092114.htm.