Valley Bounty: Grapes

Just-picked grapes are a treat, and of course they don’t need anything in the way of cooking or preparation. One fall, however, a neighbor brought us a grape pie, and I learned that skinning and seeding grapes is worth the trouble! If you want to highlight grapes without lots of preparation, pair them with some good local cheese, or add a few to a chicken or couscous salad. Look for locally grown wine, as well! Find sources of local grapes and wine, and a pie recipe, on the Valley Bounty page at

Valley Bounty is written by Margaret Christie

Farms that grow grapes for fresh eating
Farms that grow grapes for wine
Vineyards and wineries

Concord grape pie from Saveur