Concord grapes originated in Concord, MA in 1849 when E.W. Bull first cultivated them in order to grow grapes in a colder climate. The original is still thriving today in Concord and the surrounding Northeast area! Concord grape juice, with its signature taste, was first made by Dr. Thomas Welch, a prohibitionist, who sold his famous creation as an alternative for communion wine. While the whole grape is edible, many people prefer to eat concords without the skin and/or seeds. Add to baked goods; simmer into a syrup or jelly; enjoy a refreshing snack.