Fifty pounds to be exact! Rayna and Lisa arrived at 7 am (and called me to find out I was still drinking coffee in my nightee at my house). I arrived 5 minutes later because I live 4 minutes from the Shoppe, and the fun began. First we cleaned the grapes from the stems. This variety has seeds, which makes no nevermind to our process.
Then we grind and cook (this is called grape must) and strain out the seeds –
it’s important to pose for pictures
Turn everything several shades of purple
Then sterilize, eat lunch and put up. 37 jars of jelly, 3 jars of Saba and 4 quarts of grape juice.