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Where to find Concord Grapes?

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

    tb

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      1. re: sgreppucci

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

        tb

        1. re: trueblu

          Russo's

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          Russo's
          560 Pleasant St, Watertown, MA 02472

    1. 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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      1. re: PinchOfSalt

        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,

        tb

        1. re: trueblu

          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.

          1. re: sgreppucci

            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.

          2. re: trueblu

            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.

        2. 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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          1. re: ItalyFan

            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

          2. 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.