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Sep 4, 2011 08:51 PM

Concord Grapes

Has anyone seen a good price on Concords ? I saw some at market basket in BUrlington , small box butthey didn;t look like much - didn't notice price. But it made me want to make jelly. thanks

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  1. I think I saw them at Russo's. Worth a phone call.

    1. Steal them from your neighbors...that's what I do (not enough to make jelly though).

      1. I saw them at the 88 in Allston for $4.99/lb the other day.

        1. Hi Chowmel...Where in Burlington did you see the Concord grapes?

          1. Late notice, I know, but I bought 1.5 pounds of genuine local concord grapes from the Wenger's Farm stand at the Mission Hill farmer's market in Brigham Circle this afternoon. The grapes are small but very fragrant, and only $2.50 a pound, which seemed like an excellent price.

            The stand is staffed by a friendly pair of Mennonites, whom you don't see often in Boston, and features some very good baked goods as well as veggies and fruit. The young man told me that next week will be their last for the season.

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            1. re: Allstonian

              kimbal farm as well as other farms have concord grapes at the farmer's market

              1. re: cambridgedoctpr

                Which farmer's market do you mean? There are quite a few these days.

                I hadn't seen concord grapes this season, and last week at Brookline I didn't see the Kimball stand at all. Perhaps they left early.

                1. re: Allstonian

                  According to another vendor, Kimball Fruit Farm's truck broke down on the way to the Brookline market last week.

                  I've also seen Concord grapes at Russo's this year, but not in the past couple of weeks.

                  1. re: overproofed

                    Yes, I've seen them in the plastic boxes at Russo's and elsewhere, but they seemed pricy and kind of sub-par, and they came from out of state. The ones I got yesterday are the first I've seen this year that were locally grown.

                    1. re: Allstonian

                      Judging from the vines in my neighborhood, the season is getting late for Concord grapes. The smell is still pleasant, but starting to turn more winey.

                  2. re: Allstonian

                    cambridge though i am not sure how long the grapes will (or did) last. i bought some about two weeks ago at Central Square (Monday) and at Harvard Square (Friday)