Grape Jelly 2.0 (and wine)

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What to do with 80 pounds of delicious Concord grapes? Make jelly, naturally! Make wine, of course! After spending a good part of a day last week cooking down about 60 lbs of grapes to make juice for jelly, I decided to go out and harvest yet another 20 lbs to make some delicious native wine. Evidence shows, vitis labrusca (also known as fox grape), was growing wild in North America before Europeans arrived. A man by the name of Ephraim Bull from Concord, Massachusetts collected and planted seeds gathered from the native vitis labrusca, and 22,000 seedlings later found what he considered to be the perfect grape. The Concord grape!

The jelly is set, and the wine I will start this afternoon. There will be another blog post dedicated to wine making.

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If you are interested in this delicious grape jelly, contact me for more information on how to obtain some!

 

2 thoughts on “Grape Jelly 2.0 (and wine)

  1. Greg

    Yummm….. as a kid picking the concords from a neighbor’s vine in the alley down the streeet – that was sweet sinning. One used to be able to find grape preserves at the grocery store, not anymore. Might they be as close as Flora Vista Farms? Would gladly buy some.

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