All 74 pounds of them!
Why so much grape juice? Aside from the taste, grape juice is better for the heart than orange or grapefruit juice. An 8-10 oz glass of grape juice daily reduces the risk of platelets forming clots which can lead to heart attacks. Since we have a glass of juice daily; we thought why not have the healthier of the three, and one which is derived from local produce.
Homemade grape juice is of better quality; but, surprisingly, cheaper!
(that is if you consider the home-processing time spent enriching--I do!)
Two quarts of homemade juice (including the canning lid) is cheaper and has a richer flavor than two quarts of W*****'s grape juice from concentrate.
The juicing process is very simple; basically, wash grapes and put in steamer pot and turn on the heat. The juice will flow through plastic tubing to your waiting pot or jars. Process pints & quarts for 15 min in a boiling water bath. For juice-extracting equipment, I recommend the Mehu-Liisa Steamer/Juicer. It must be ordered online (google it). It's expensive, but I settled on this brand after much research and blogging with cooks.
One of thirty-four quarts!
The title of this post gives me away--I love our homemade grapejuice.