Concord Grapes

Coming Soon: Apples And Concord Grapes

Coming Soon: Apples & Concord Grapes
by Erin Otto

Hey! It’s almost apple & grape time!

Next week, we’ll open the order form for our next order cycle: apples & Concord grapes. The harvest is bountiful! And the fruit is beautiful.

For this load from Michigan, we’re sure of these varieties: Gala, Macintosh, Cortland, Ruby John (a type of Jonathan). We think a few of the popular mid-season apples will be available then too – we’re just not sure yet which ones they’ll be. Watch your emails next week. We’ll send you a link to the order form once it is open.

Apples and Concord Grapes Coming Soon

Concord Grapes

Did you ever wonder why grape flavored candies taste almost nothing like common grapes? Those grape candies are made to taste like Concord grapes – the deep purple, slip-skin, sweet grapes that Welch’s purple grape juice is made from. The fresh Concord grapes we get each fall from Michigan are wildly popular for eating fresh and for juicing. And no wonder! They taste fabulous, and they’re super high in antioxidants.

Juice them, make them into jam, or simply eat them all up fresh.

October is the only time Concord grapes will be available. Don’t miss these!

Dry Goods Update

There’s about a week left to place your order for dry goods. This includes a great selection of pantry staples like whole wheat berries, quinoa, chia seeds, local raw honey, and much more. 

*Please note that the dry goods order deadline has been changed. It’s now a few days earlier than it had been.

Deadline To Order Dry Goods:  Wednesday, September 18th 10:00 a.m. (central)
Pick Up Date:  Thursday or Friday, September 26th or 27th (depending on location)
Click Here To Order:

Tim & Erin

Concord Grape Sorbet

Concord Grape Sorbet

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A beautiful purple sorbet, and what better way to use all the delicious grapes you got from Bulk Natural Foods!  I’ve adapted this recipe from Martha Stewart Living, and it is wonderful!  Try it!


2/3 cup agave

1 1/2 pounds Concord grapes (1 quart container)

1/4 cup water

1 1/2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice


Prepare an ice bath; set aside.

Combine grapes and the remaining water in a medium saucepan. Cook over medium heat until the grapes start releasing liquid, about 4 minutes.  Reduce heat, and simmer until juices are dark purple and grapes begin to break apart, about 3 minutes.

Pass mixture through a food mill and then through a fine sieve into a large bowl set in the ice bath; stir frequently until completely cool. Stir in the agave and lemon juice.

Transfer mixture to an ice-cream maker, and freeze according to manufacturer’s instructions.  Store the sorbet in an airtight container in the freezer until ready to serve, up to 2 weeks.