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Concord Grapes to pick ?

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chowmel Sep 29, 2008 05:57 PM

Any farms/orchards in your neck of the woods that offer concord grapes to pick or purchase ? The wild sites of my youth have long grown over. Thanks !

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  1. johnnydj RE: chowmel Oct 1, 2008 11:03 AM

    I have an excellent source but it would help to know which neck of the woods you are near.

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      kaby RE: johnnydj Oct 1, 2008 04:40 PM

      is there any place in the Portland Maine area?...I would love to pick Concord grapes off the vine like I did as a child...
      Thanks!!

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        gryphonskeeper RE: kaby Oct 1, 2008 04:52 PM

        I thought true concord grapes, only grew in Concord MA. (Kinda like Vidalia onions only growing in Vidalia Georgia otherwise they can only be called "Sweet onions"

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        chowmel RE: johnnydj Oct 1, 2008 05:32 PM

        I'm in woburn mass. But I have family in the western part of the state and also in NH that I regularly visit. I'm not going to go crazy travelling, but further afield could be fun for a day trip.

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          newhavener07 RE: chowmel Oct 2, 2008 08:37 AM

          The ones we get at the stores here in CT are grown in upstate New York. I'd love to get a big batch myself for grape conserve...

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            itsmecrazydad RE: newhavener07 Oct 26, 2008 05:51 PM

            I'm near Portland and would also LOVE to find a pick your own place.

            newhavener, what's your recipe for conserve? Here's mine:

            3 lb. Concord Grapes
            3 small oranges
            3 lb. sugar
            1 c. chopped walnuts

            Pulp grapes. Cook pulp until seeds separate. Strain and add to skins. (A Foley Food Mill works great!)
            Grind rind and add with juice of oranges. (Rind and juice, but not pulp.)
            Boil 20 min. stirring occ. (Some put a pat of butter or marj. in when making jam to keep boiling down. I don't remember doing that with this.)
            Add sugar, Boil 5 min. add walnuts, mix.
            Jar.

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              johnnydj RE: itsmecrazydad Oct 27, 2008 06:14 AM

              I'm sorry Kaby & Crazydad, - my source is private property and not a pick-your-own farm. Apologies. I'll keep my eyes open anyway and post here.

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