Tonight I write to you live from Whole Foods Market! One of the things I like about this store is that they have free wireless internet. I can walk around the store looking for inspiration for articles for this site. This evening I discovered a variety of table grapes that I have not tried before – Lakemont. They are small white (green-colored) grapes. They aren’t as small as champagne grapes, but they are smaller than your average grape. They are seedless, which makes them a good choice for out of hand eating. They are considered non slipskin grapes. This means the skin does not come off when you bite into it.
Lakemont grapes were introduced to the market in 1972. They are harvested in mid-September. They are grown in California as well as in Midwestern states. The ones I purchased where grown by Rasch Orchards, out of Grand Rapids, Michigan.
My Experience with these grapes
Grape Flavor (Rating Scale 1-10): 7
Overall Feeling: These green color gems are very good. They have a good flavor, not as strong as concords, but better than your run of the mill grape. They have a crisp skin covering a juicy and sweet interior. Their small size would make them a great choice for kids.
Availability: As previously mentioned I bought mine at Whole Foods in Ann Arbor, Michigan. They may not be available at all Whole Foods nation wide since these grapes were grown across the state and Whole Foods does carry local produce. Look for them in the middle of September.