Every year I resolve to figure out when grapes are in season, and every year I forget…until this year. 2015 is the year I finally learned that grapes are in season in the fall——more specifically, right now. September is peak grape time.
I bought some Concord grapes the other day. They are so tiny and pretty that they look like props (see above).
Growing up I mostly ate the bigger variety of grapes, never these little ones, but the flavor reminds me of grape juice, which I did drink as a kid.
That got me thinking about how grapes have been totally excluded from the juice hype. I never see grape on juice store menus or hear about it as part of a “cleanse.” It’s all kale, spinach, lemon, carrot, coconut, orange, apple. But grape is just as good as apple, right?
Is there a big anti-grape conspiracy? Did we forget about grape? Most pressingly, should we bring grapes back?