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sgreppucci Aug 22, 2010 08:35 AM

Anyone have any pointers as to where I can buy case quantities of Concord grapes? I've checked the wine grape sellers in Chelsea, but they don't seem to sell Concords.

Thanks!

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    trueblu Aug 22, 2010 09:02 AM

    You might be able to negotiate with Russo's, they usually carry them.

    tb

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      sgreppucci Aug 22, 2010 09:10 AM

      Thanks -- Where is Russo's?

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        trueblu Aug 22, 2010 09:12 AM

        google is your friend...it's in watertown.

        tb

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          okra Aug 23, 2010 06:08 AM

          Russo's

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          Russo's
          560 Pleasant St, Watertown, MA 02472

    2. PinchOfSalt Aug 22, 2010 09:14 AM

      Concord grapes are seasonal. Wait a few more weeks, then they will be at lots of markets (including Russo's, Whole Foods, and many regular supermarkets).

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        trueblu Aug 22, 2010 09:18 AM

        V. good point. I haven't been to Russo's for a few weeks, so couldn't swear they have them yet or not, but they do usually make an appearance in September,

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          sgreppucci Aug 22, 2010 09:25 AM

          Yep, I realize that. Last year I waited too long and missed the crop, and with the great weather this summer, most fruit is two or three weeks ahead of schedule, so trying to get ahead of the game this year! Thanks for the responses.

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            erwocky Aug 22, 2010 09:31 AM

            The concord grapes in our backyard in East Boston just started ripening this past week, so keep a lookout at Russo's. My guess is they'll appear soon.

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            stomachofsteel Aug 23, 2010 04:25 PM

            Russo's had them on Saturday and probably still does. I realize the OP has found another solution, but for what it may be worth to others/in the future, I have had good luck negotiating with Russo's in the past for large quantities of items. My wife and I bought cases of native strawberries from them when were making jam for wedding favors, and they charged us wholesale.

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          ItalyFan Aug 22, 2010 02:33 PM

          I saw them today at Trader Joes in Brookline

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          Trader Joe's
          1427 Massachusetts Ave, Arlington, MA 02476

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            sgreppucci Aug 22, 2010 04:16 PM

            Thanks! I actually found a farm where I can get them -- Autumn Hills Orchard in Groton. They're not quite ripe yet, but they reported that they will be ready "within a few days". With the rain we're going to get over the next two days, I'll plan on trying to get some for Friday.

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            Autumn Hills Orchard
            495 Chicopee Row, Groton, MA

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            Ora Moose Aug 23, 2010 07:06 AM

            OK, somebody has to say it.

            Have you looked in, say... Concord ?

            *rimshot*

            We are lucky enough to have concord grapes growing wild in our backyard, and they did pretty well this year. Small and have lots of seeds, but delicious.

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