Sunday, September 2, 2007

scuppernongs


(the dark grapes in the picture are muscadines,another local grape

Eating scuppernong grapes) is one more way to eat local; the farmer’s markets have had them for about two weeks now. This week’s scuppernongs are the sweetest yet. Sitting in my hammock on the back deck eating grapes, straining the seeds out and eating the occasional peel.(mmm... Fiber! And the peels are supposed to have lots of the stuff that makes grapes so good for you)

Another thing to be thankful for.

According to the online encyc. “Its name comes from its original place of production, Scuppernong, North Carolina, where it was first grown during the 17th century, a name itself tracing back to the Algonquian word ascopo for the sweet bay tree.”

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