We have always enjoyed fresh local produce, whether from a CSA, farmers market or, for the past few years, generous friends and family. It’s hard to motivate myself to plant when we already have consumed more than our share of zucchini, cucumbers, tomatoes and peppers!
Each year, there seems to be a standout among the fresh produce. At least for me, personally. Last year I couldn’t get enough of the tomatoes! Although they are just as tasty this year, and I’ve eaten just as many, I have a different obsession: grapes.
A few years ago my parents planted a grape vine they ordered online from Rolling River Nursery, which is a great source for organic starts. I can’t believe grapes even grow in the high desert, USDA Hardiness Zone 7a (0F to 5F). It has flourished, and this year there have been almost too many to eat. I don’t mind the many clusters that have made it to our house, and our girls love them too!