We have three happy quarts of raisins today, freshly picked and preserved. It takes a few days to dry them out fully. I err on the side of over-dried instead of under-dried. They turn out chewy, flavorful and slightly carmelized. I love home preserved raisins and I’m so excited to have them in our pantry!

So…where are these glorious grapes coming from? Mary, our neighbor, has a 20 foot row of seedless green grapes. She has let us come pick grapes twice–and I’m hoping to get a third, final picking. Fingers crossed the birds don’t discover my seedless grapes source.

We do have grapes on our farm but the grapes are seeded. I can still make vinegar or grape juice out of them.