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chowmel Sep 4, 2011 08:51 PM

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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    tartandfit Sep 5, 2011 08:37 AM

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

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      hckybg Sep 5, 2011 11:49 AM

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

      1. FastTalkingHighTrousers Sep 5, 2011 03:17 PM

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

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          amy_wong Sep 17, 2011 10:54 AM

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

          1. Allstonian Oct 20, 2011 01:39 PM

            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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              cambridgedoctpr Oct 20, 2011 03:35 PM

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

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                Allstonian Oct 21, 2011 03:30 AM

                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.

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                  overproofed Oct 21, 2011 07:38 AM

                  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.

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                    Allstonian Oct 21, 2011 08:44 AM

                    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.

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                      hckybg Oct 21, 2011 04:00 PM

                      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.

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                    cambridgedoctpr Oct 21, 2011 09:01 AM

                    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)

              2. hondodog Oct 24, 2011 08:27 AM

                Just saw some at Verrill Farm

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                Verrill Farm
                11 Wheeler Rd, Concord, MA, MA 01742

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                  nachovegas Oct 24, 2011 12:45 PM

                  Just got some very nice and cheap ones at Hong Kong market aka Super88 in Allston yesterday

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