ARTISANAL SEA GRAPE JELLY
Each fall, members of the EIHS gather seagrapes from around the island. Jo Hughes has been making seagrape jelly since she was a girl growing up on the Island. She always used her mother's pan to cook the fruit into juice, and then thicken it with sugar. No other ingredients were used.
FGCU students attending the lectures on island life taught by Mrs. Hughes in the Cottage Museum, always received a taste of Old Florida at the end of the lecture, receiving the requisite Ritz cracker with cream cheese and a dollop of seagrape jelly.
Prices remain at $3.00 per 1/4 pint, $5.00 per 1/2 pint.
Sadly, we do not have any jelly this year. The increasing summer temperatures have prevented a harvest for the last two years. Let's hope we have a bumper crop this year!