I've only tasted fresh figs once, when we were visiting friends in Mississippi, and I loved them! I guess they don't ship well, because I've never seen them in the stores up here.
I suggest you do some half-pints and see how they sell. That's a good size for jam, unless you eat it with a spoon, as I've been known to do.
Im in MI and in the early fall a few of the stores here have fresh figs! My kids love them.