New York Department of Agriculture & Markets
Meet the Concord- America’s Native Super Fruit
Concord grapes trace their history to North America’s native, wild Labrusca vines. Known for their rich purple color and earthy aroma, Concords Grapes have found their way into a wide variety of foods and beverages. High in antioxidants, polyphenols and nutrients that play important roles in cardiovascular, cognitive and immune system health, Concord Grape products fit with consumers’ desires for natural, healthful food and beverage choices. With no added sugar, Concord Grape juice offers the same benefits as eating whole fruit. From traditional grape juice, jellies and jams to new grape products like Fruit Jerky and Sparkling Concord wine, Concord Grape foods and beverages are comfort foods and new favorites. And if you’ve never tried Concord Single Strength —you’re in for a treat. Visit our booth xxxx for a sample.
The Grape State of New York
While New York is known as the Big Apple, New York State is a Big Grape State too! The Concord Grape Belt in Western NY is the largest and oldest Concord grape growing region in the world. NY is the leading producer of Concord grapes in the East and is home to over 900 farmers and farmer-owned co-operatives. NY Concord Grape growers participate in the New York State Grown & Certified Program that certifies farms use environmentally responsible growing practices. So, drink like a New-Yorker… drink Concord!