Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Grape Picking

Concord Grapes

My husband & I have a tradition of making grape jelly every year.

It started with my father-in-law’s grapes.  He passed away 5 years ago & left behind wild concord grapes growing on his property.  We made jelly using these grapes a couple times when the crop was good. 

Concord Grapes

This year his grapes didn’t yield anything, but we still wanted to make grape jelly for gifts this holiday season.  For the first time, I had to actually search for vineyards that sell grapes & found this great local place not far from our house.

Concord Grapes

Their vines were full of beautiful concord grapes, which are my favorite.  When I was growing up, my parents planted a few rows of concords & they were always the best.

concord grapes

We went a little overboard with our picking & ended up getting almost 20 pounds of grapes!  I guess we’ll be making a lot of jelly & other grape recipes in the future!

2 comments:

  1. We are glad you had a great time and your bounty was plentiful. Hopefully we will see you again next year, if your Father-in-laws wild concords do not produce.
    Covered Bridge Farms LLC

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  2. Thanks again! You have a great vineyard!

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