How to Buy, Store, and Cook with Concord Grapes, In Season in September

August 31, 2015

Concord grapes are a true harbinger of fall. With thick, sour skins and a luscious, sweet interior, they’re harvested in September through late October. Some are made into sweet, low-level-tannin wines by growers in the Northeast, but we’re particularly fond of eating them by the handful, just as soon as they’re purchased.

How to Buy
Inspect your grapes for pest damage, passing over any that have been pre-nibbled. Additionally, ask your vendor if they have been sprayed with chemicals or insecticide. If so, you will want to rinse them well before eating.

How to Store
Keep grapes on the counter…