In a follow-up to his Fall 2010 feature, John Thomas Slater reveals how a Chautauqua County-based company developed Welch’s Grape Juice and brought it to the masses.
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A colorful-- and practical--gallery of basket labels from the Chautauqua Grape Belt
Find out how the work of energetic entrepreneurs caused a Chautauqua County hamlet to become known as “The Buckle of the Grape Belt.”
Before grape juice dominated the grape market, growers in Western New York and Northeast Pennsylvania produced thousands of acres worth of table grapes for a nationwide market. Related industries such as shipping and manufacturing of supplies were also fruitful for the people of the Chautauqua-Erie Grape Belt.