Organic EDEN Grape Butter is made of 100% organic Concord grapes grown on a 20 year organic family vineyard on the shore of New York's Keuka Finger Lake. Glacier sculpted, the Finger Lakes are long, narrow lakes that run north to south in close proximity to each other like the fingers of a hand. Exceptional fruit is produced by this area's micro-climate and the seasonal lake effect. Hillside slopes provide good drainage of the sandy loam soil that produces these superlative grapes.
Immediately after harvest the grapes are crushed, flash frozen, and shipped to our Michigan fruit butter facility. Frozen grapes are thawed and steam jacket cooked into a thick purée. The purée is then slowly kettle cooked to a thick, rich, spreadable butter with deep purple color, sweet flavor, and an ambrosial aroma characteristic of the Concord grape. There are over two pounds of fruit in each jar of organic EDEN Grape Butter.
The Concord grape was named after Concord, Massachusetts where, in 1849, Mr. Ephraim Wales Bull crossed native American fox grapes Vitis labrusca with European stocks Vitis vinifera and Catawba, a red-blue cross between V. labrusca and V. vinifera. After evaluating more than 22,000 attempts Mr. Bull produced the Concord grape that could withstand New England's cold. It won first place at the 1853 Boston Horticultural Society Exhibition. Original vines can be viewed at Mr. Bull's former residence in Concord.
Organic EDEN Concord Grape Butter is superb on toast, muffins, scones, pancakes, waffles, and more. It can also be used as a filling for pastries or thumb print style cookies. Refrigerate after opening.