Made with simple, all-natural ingredients that would have been available in colonial America, Christiana Campbell's Fig Preserves from Colonial Williamsburg bring an authentic historical touch to your table. These scrumptious fig preserves can be enjoyed on toast at breakfast, with scones at tea time, or with goat cheese for a savory meets sweet appetizer.
- Jar of fig preserves
- No artificial preservatives, colorings, or flavorings
- 10 1/2 oz.
- Made in USA - just around the corner in Smithfield, Virginia
- A Colonial Williamsburg exclusive!
- Ingredients: Figs, cane sugar, pectin, citric acid and lemon juice concentrate
With refrigeration and canning yet unknown, the colonial inhabitants of Williamsburg depended on other techniques to keep their food supplies edible and to provide variety in the diet throughout the year, especially 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 Williamsburg'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. George Washington once noted in his diary that he had dined at Christiana Campbell's tavern 10 times in two months. Today the revitalized tavern is one of Colonial Williamsburg's premier historic attractions.
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OLD TIME COMFORT TASTE. ALWAYS A PERFECT ADDITION TO ANY CHEESE BOARD
I have a constant supply on hand of these delicious Fig Preserves, as they are the perfect complement to great cheese and wine. They are not too sweet and would be wonderful on anyones cheese and meat platter.