Our homemade jams are made the old fashioned way. With no preservatives or jelling additives, these jams thicken naturally with nothing but fruit and sugar, just as Vermonters have been doing for years! You'll notice the difference in flavor - they are just that good. Franciscan missionaries first planted these figs in the San Diego area in the 1700s, creating a mildly sweet flavor with rich, slightly nutty hints. These figs are simply delicious and make a phenomenal jam!