Christiana Campbell's Fig Preserves
Jar of fig preserves, Ingredients: Figs, cane sugar, pectin, citric acid and lemon juice concentrate, No artificial preservatives, colorings, or flavorings, 10 1/2 oz., Made in USA, WILLIAMSBURG exclusive!
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George Washington once noted in his diary that he had dined at Christiana Campbell's tavern 10 times in two months. The same outstanding flavors that kept him coming back for meal after meal can be delivered to your door. Made with simple, all-natural ingredients that would have been available in colonial America, these delicious fig preserves bring an authentic historic touch to your table. With refrigeration and canning yet unknown, the colonial housewife (or tavern owner!) depended on other techniques to keep her food supplies edible and to provide variety in the diet throughout the yearespecially during the winter months. Food preservation methods used during the colonial period included drying, salting, pickling, and jellying.
Beginning around 1755, Christiana Campbell owned and operated one of the Revolutionary City's most successful taverns for nearly 30 years. She provided room and board to travelers and townspeople, often hosting government officials in town on business. When the General Assembly was in session, Campbell hosted members of the House of Burgesses, including Thomas Jefferson and George Washington. Today the revitalized tavern is one of Colonial Williamsburg's premier historic attractions.